Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 24 November

Horses jump fence
There is jumps racing from Gowran Park on Saturday

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

"...gets the nod to make a successful start over fences for new trainer Henry de Bromhead..."

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BRIDGE NATIVE - Gowran Park 13:45

BRIDGE NATIVE was an improved second at Clonmel recently and a reproduction of that could be enough to see her go one better now. Lucky Phil and Drakaina also arrive on the back of good efforts and are likely to go well again, while I'm Not Alone is a potential improver now switching to handicaps and a market move for her would be interesting.

A PLUS TARD - Gowran Park 14:55

Some useful sorts clash in this maiden chase, which has been won by the likes of Don Poli and Bellshill in recent years. The four-year-old A PLUS TARD won twice over hurdles in France last season and gets the nod to make a successful start over fences for new trainer Henry de Bromhead, having been purchased by Cheveley Park Stud. Gigginstown pair Burren Life and Burgas have the form to figure, while Speak Easy had a good first season over hurdles and also merits respect.

JUST A NORMAL DAY - Gowran Park 15:30

JUST A NORMAL DAY scores highly for consistency and ran his usual sound race when second from 3 lb lower at Cork last time, beating all bar the one who had pole position throughout the race. That form sets the standard on weight-adjusted ratings here and he looks a very solid favourite in the hands of Davy Russell, who has a 37% strike rate when riding market leaders. Bellgrove and Tongie head the list of dangers.

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