Horse Racing Tips

Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 26 September

Gowran Park
There is Flat racing from Gowran Park on Thursday

"...looks hard to oppose here despite having to concede at least 3 lb to all of her rivals..."

Timeform on Who's Steph

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Gowran Park on Thursday...

Who's Steph - 14:45 Gowran Park

Who's Steph is a model of consistency and looks hard to oppose here despite having to concede at least 3 lb to all of her rivals, boasting numerous Group 3 victories in her career so far. Credenza looks the biggest danger, after recording an excellent third in stronger company at the Curragh only eleven days ago. English-challenger Shenanigans is highly respected while Jim Bolger's Solage can't be discounted on only her fourth career start.

Lady In Lavender - 16:30 Gowran Park

Lady In Lavender arrives having been better than ever over hurdles since joining Denis Hogan and on that basis, her Flat mark is a very appealing one. The one-mile trip is a slight concern, but from a handicapping perspective, she ought to go close. The Lady's Bid opened her account at Navan 3 weeks ago and can remain competitive, while it will be interesting to see what John McConnell can do with Jungle Jungle.

Rule The Sea - 17:00 Gowran Park

The vote goes to Rule The Sea, who ran out a ready winner on his handicap debut at Tipperary last month, today's jockey judging things to perfection out in front to ride his first winner, and he could have more to come. Conversant remains well treated on old form after his win at Listowel, so is one to consider, as is Tuamhain, who's dropped to a handy mark judged on the pick of her efforts last year.

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