Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 16 February

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There's National Hunt action at Gowran on Saturday

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

"Preference is for the former, who sets the standard on form on what he's shown in two starts so far..."

Timeform on Duc des Genievres

Duc des Genievres - Gowran Park 15:40

A race which is likely to be dominated by Willie Mullins, who has the top two in the market; Duc des Genievres and C'est Jersey. Preference is for the former, who sets the standard on form on what he's shown in two starts so far, and is difficult to oppose with more improvement to come considering he has given the impression that he is capable of winning a race of this nature. Burrows Saint can complete a 1-2-3 for the stable.

Reach Up - Gowran Park 16:15

Reach Up was a faller on his most recent outing at Tramore last month, but that looks worth forgiving considering it came too far out to be able to suggest the outcome of the race. He had looked a solid recruit to chasing in two starts prior to that, and he sets the standard on form in a race that won't take too much winning.

Daylight Katie - Gowran Park 16:50

Daylight Katie is a talented recruit from points, and she has shown plenty of ability in two starts under Rules so far, giving the impression that she was better than able to shown when third at Punchestown on her most recent start in December. That's still strong form in the context of this race, however, and she's an obvious candidate to open her account. Etincelle Lioterie is open to improvement and ranks as the chief threat ahead of the more exposed Miss Cedille.

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