Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 22 February

Jumps racing
There is jumps racing from Fairyhouse on Saturday

Timeform bring you their three best bets at Fairyhouse on Saturday...

"...could be worth chancing at rewarding odds after a promising effort on her chasing debut..."

Timeform on Misty Millie

Battle of Wills - 14:17 Fairyhouse

Gordon Elliott has won two of the last three renewals of this race, and he is likely to have high hopes of adding to his tally here with Battle of Wills. Admittedly, he probably didn't beat much when making a successful hurdling debut at Naas last month, but there was plenty to like about the way he got the job done, staying on strongly after the last to win by half a length, and his scope for further improvement suggests he might be able to take this step up in grade in his stride.

Alpha des Obeaux - 16:02 Fairyhouse

Alpha des Obeaux has been a model of consistency in recent starts, producing several other solid efforts in defeat since his second in this race 12 months ago. The form of his third under top weight in the Becher Chase at Aintree last time comfortably sets the standard here, and this looks a good opportunity for him to gain a deserved success en route to the Grand National. Bellshill should apreciate the drop in grade and is feared most ahead of Acapella Bourgeois.

Misty Millie - 16:37 Fairyhouse

Misty Millie could be worth chancing at rewarding odds after a promising effort on her chasing debut here last month. Danny Mullins' mount still hadn't been asked for her effort when falling at the second last that day, looking like she may have been placed at the time, and she probably won't need to improve much on that form to hit the frame here in a race lacking strength in depth. Quantatmental is in good hands and rates the chief threat if building on his debut fifth over fences.

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