Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 27 February

Jumps racing
There is jumps racing from Clonmel on Thursday

Timeform bring you their three best bets at Clonmel on Thursday...

"...proved better than ever to get off the mark when back over hurdles at Punchestown last time..."

Timeform on Tokyo Getaway

Arthurian Fame - 14:00 Clonmel

Arthurian Fame shaped better than the bare result when fourth on his most recent outing at Leopardstown, finding himself short of room at a crucial stage and by no means knocked about once his chance had gone. A good second on his debut in this sphere at Cork, he is well worth another chance to confirm the promise of that effort, and, with further improvement not ruled out, this looks a good opportunity for him to get off the mark. The Willie Mullins-trained pair Marajman and Miss Punch head the list of dangers.

Moll Dote - 15:10 Clonmel

Moll Dote showed much improved form when second at Punchestown last time, travelling as well as any and keeping on well under pressure to be beaten just a length by one who was on a very good mark judged on the pick of his chase form. That form sets the standard here on weight-adjusted ratings, even with a 2 lb higher mark taken into account, and Moll Dote looks to hold sound claims of going one better and gaining a deserved first success under Barry Foley, who is good value for his 5 lb claim. Capture The Action and Western Line are others to consider.

Tokyo Getaway - 16:50 Clonmel

Second on her chasing debut at Tramore, Tokyo Getaway proved better than ever to get off the mark when back over hurdles at Punchestown last time, staying on strongly on her first try at this sort of trip to win by two and a half lengths. She needs to prove that she can repeat that form over the larger obstacles but would appear to hold obvious claims here if doing so, with most of her rivals lacking the same scope for improvement. Final List just about sets the standard on chase form and is feared most ahead of Aherlow.

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