Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday, January 20

There is jumps action at Navan on Saturday
There is jumps action at Navan on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan on Saturday...

"...has been in the form of his life over fences in recent weeks and might be worth siding with to take advantage of his 15 lb-lower hurdle mark..."

Spades and Trumps - 12:25 Navan

SPADES AND TRUMPS fended off a couple of next-time-out winners when landing a big-field contest at Punchestown in November, so he could be the answer in what is an open-looking novice. He may need further in time, but the testing conditions will suit and another big run is expected. The year-younger Veneer of Charm is a big threat, along with Gran Geste, who defends an unbeaten record under Rules.

Smokey Joe Joe - 14:10 Navan

SMOKEY JOE JOE is at the veteran stage but has been in the form of his life over fences in recent weeks and might be worth siding with to take advantage of his 15 lb-lower hurdle mark. Swingbridge is another who is rated lower in this sphere than over fences and is respected for the Gordon Elliott/Davy Russell combination, while The Comediologist appeals as a likely improver now handicapping from a mark of 100.

Bandon Bridge - 15:20 Navan

BANDON BRIDGE ran well at Tramore last time and is still relatively unexposed, so could be the answer with the step up in trip in his favour - he looks the type to make up into a better staying chaser. Rightback Atya looks the biggest threat, ahead of Dinnie's Vinnie who looks to be paying with the handicapper for a spell of good form.

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