Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday April 29

It's the final day of the Punchestown Festival on Saturday
It's the final day of the Punchestown Festival on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Punchestown on Saturday.


Apple's Jade - 15:50 Punchestown

This is less competitive than the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival which Apple's Jade won last time (beating Vroum Vroum Mag and Limini) and she is expected to follow up here under Bryan Cooper. Karalee is seemingly the choice of Ruby Walsh, but Augusta Kate - who improved to win at Fairyhouse last time - is preferred for the forecast.

Mega Fortune - 16:25 Punchestown

There hasn't been much between Mega Fortune and Bapaume all season, but the former has got the better of the argument on the last couple of occasions, beating the latter in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown in February and then in the Triumph Hurdle last time (pair filled the places behind Defi du Seuil). Mega Fortune is expected to confirm that form here.

Fine Theatre - 17:00 Punchestown

Sizing Codelco routed the field in a competitive handicap at Aintree and will be a big player if that hasn't left its mark here, but narrow preference at the prices goes to the fresher Fine Theatre, who remains unexposed after just one start in handicaps in this sphere. He should prove suited by a return to this trip and is worth chancing.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Punchestown)

Win back Apple's Jade in the 15:50
Win back Mega Fortune in the 16:25
Win back Fine Theatre in the 17:00


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