Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday 26 August

Horses at the finish
There is jumps racing from Downpatrick on Monday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Downpatrick on Monday...

"...ran his best race over hurdles when scoring here two weeks ago, winning by over four lengths with seemingly a bit in hand..."

Timeform on Effernock Lad

FINDING JOY - 15:25 Downpatrick

FINDING JOY has the scope to build on her recent Kilbeggan handicap debut success given her lightly-raced profile, and she is taken to make light of a 5 lb rise. Sligo maiden winner Hello Pilgrim could have more to come now handicapping and heads the dangers along with Bracka Lily and Oliver McKiernan's Cappacon.

EFFERNOCK LAD - 17:10 Downpatrick

EFFERNOCK LAD ran his best race over hurdles when scoring here two weeks ago, winning by over four lengths with seemingly a bit in hand, and he is likely to go well again back over fences. Canadian Steel arrives at the top of his game and is another to consider along with Kilbeggan winner Just A Normal Day.

YA BOY YA - 17:45 Downpatrick

YA BOY YA has tasted success twice between the flags, and, as a half-brother to a bumper winner, his prospects appear to be bright on Rules debut. He appeals as a value alternative to Pencreek, who will surely step up on his opening run and is probably the pick of those with experience in this sphere for the Willie Mullins yard that won this race 12 months ago.

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