Horse Racing Tips

Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday 30 September

Thomas Derby at hurdle
There is jumps racing from Roscommon on Monday

"...he is well worth his chance in this better company now..."

Timeform on Djingle

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Roscommon on Monday...

Shanwalla - 15:40 Roscommon

Not a strong maiden hurdle and it may pay to take a chance on Shanwalla. He showed fairly useful form when getting off the mark in bumpers at Listowel three weeks ago and he wouldn't have to be anything special in this sphere to feature prominently. Randalls Ur Poet has had plenty of chances already but sets the standard on form, so has to be feared, whilst Mountainmore is also worth keeping an eye on.

Djingle - 16:15 Roscommon

Djingle was a recruit from France but didn't achieve much in three starts for Paul Nicholls last season, but has shown much improved form since switching yards, getting off the mark over fences in emphatic fashion at Listowel earlier this month, jumping fluently and travelling strongly and was well clear from some way out. Judged on that performance he is well worth his chance in this better company now, and this smart prospect has to be taken seriously. The equally-promising Due Reward looks the obvious danger.

Dawn Raider - 16:45 Roscommon

Dawn Raider's poor strike-rate is a bit off-putting but he looks well treated on his handicap chase debut and could be worth chancing with the step back up in trip sure to suit. He shaped as though still in good form at Galway last time, leaving the impression he wasn't suited by the drop in trip, and is worth another chance. Sir Bob is clearly fragile but has plenty of ability and could go well if ready to roll. Court Tycoon lurks on a tempting mark.

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