Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday 15 December

Horses at the finish
There is jumps racing from Navan on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Navan on Sunday...

"...identified himself as a fairly useful prospect when overcoming trouble in-running to land a valuable sales bumper on his debut..."

Timeform on Uhtred

An Fraoch Mor - 13:30 Navan

An Fraoch Mor was a progressive hurdler last season and offered plenty to work on when second on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse last month, keeping on well to be beaten only four lengths after a mistake two out. That form sets the standard on weight-adjusted ratings here, and with further improvement on the cards, he looks a solid bet to go one better for the Ross O'Sullivan yard that is enjoying a good run of things of late. Diamond Turf and Le Tektor also shaped with considerable promise on their respective debuts over fences and could be the ones to give the selection most to do.

Shanroe Al C - 14:05 Navan

Shanroe Al C ended last season on a high, winning a trio of handicap hurdles, and he continued the good back in this sphere when making a successful reappearance at Tipperary in October, already looking in control when left clear at the last. Karl Thornton's charge has a 16 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but he's still 3 lb lower than for his latest win over hurdles and is likely to prove hard to beat. Final List and Fairly Legal can do battle for the minor honours.

Uhtred - 15:10 Navan

Uhtred identified himself as a fairly useful prospect when overcoming trouble in-running to land a valuable sales bumper on his debut at Fairyhouse in April, staying on strongly in the closing stages to beat a pair who both won next-time-out. Still green when second on his hurdling debut at Cork last month, he is set to go back over obstacles later in the season, but this looks a good opportunity for him to gain some more experience in the interim, with a repeat of his Fairyhouse form entitling him to the utmost respect. Pencilfulloflead is feared most ahead of Dewcup.

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