Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 10 October

Racehorse trainer Jessica Harrington
Jessica Harrington has a good chance at Thurles with Instant Return

Timeform identify the three best bets from Thurles on Thursday...

"...he enters handicap company with the potential for plenty of improvement..."

Timeform on Instant Return

Galactic Grey - 14:35 Thurles

Galactic Grey was too rusty to take advantage of a seemingly lenient opening handicap mark at the Curragh last month but is well worth another chance. He hadn't run for three months prior to his handicap debut at the Curragh, where he shaped as if he would come on for the outing, and he is expected to belatedly build on the promise of his fourth to Lope Y Fernandez in June, a performance which leaves him looking well treated on a mark of 75.

Farnese - 15:45 Thurles

The lightly raced Farnese has made an encouraging start to life in handicaps and can take another step forward here. The three-year-old showed little in three quick starts in maidens after belatedly making his debut this summer, but he struck at the first time of asking in handicap company at Dundalk last month and showed that to be no fluke when posting an even better effort in defeat at the same course last week. He has more to offer after just five starts.

Instant Return - 16:15 Thurles

Instant Return ran in snatches on his first outing for eight months at Listowel, on what was his first start since joining Jessica Harrington from Ger Lyons, shaping as if he would be better for the run. He enters handicap company with the potential for plenty of improvement and is expected to take a big step forward. El Tren appeals as one of the biggest dangers having snapped a lengthy losing run at the Curragh last month.

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