Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 4 January

Horse jumping fence
There is jumps racing from Cork on Saturday

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

"...an obvious choice to make a winning start for Willie Mullins..."

Timeform on The West Awaits

GUARD OF HONOUR - 13:55 Cork

GUARD OF HONOUR hasn't looked the most straightforward in the past, but he's still low-mileage as a hurdler and could be leniently treated on debut for Willie Mullins, who has a 37% strike rate at Cork in recent seasons. Snugsborough Hall appears well handicapped on his chasing exploits, so he's also of interest, along with Morosini.

DEBUCHET - 15:05 Cork

DEBUCHET has made a very positive start to his chasing career this season, unlucky to bump into such a progressive rival at Ascot last month, and he is fancied to quickly resume winning ways now switching to handicaps from a potentially lenient mark. Minella Till Dawn and Mount Hanover are others who might have a say in proceedings.

THE WEST AWAITS - 15:40 Cork

THE WEST AWAITS cost plenty as a store and has an excellent pedigree, so this daughter of a bumper winner is an obvious choice to make a winning start for Willie Mullins. The Sliding Rock, who made a promising start at Punchestown last month, should ensure it's no straightforward task for the selection.

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