Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 6 October

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Gordon Elliott trains A Toi Phil in the feature, but it's a different Gigginstown runner who gets the nod
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Timeform pick out their three best bets from Gowran on Saturday, including the PWC Champion Chase...

"He won at Galway after a break last season, and generally has a good record fresh, so gets the nod."

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TARAZANI - Gowran Park 13:55

The Henry de Bromhead-trained TARAZANI arrives on the back of a couple of good efforts on the Flat (including a win in July) and really ought to be capable of winning off this mark over hurdles given his useful form on the level; he looks to have ideal conditions here. Hallmark would perhaps be ideally suited by a return to further but still rates a threat for Joseph O'Brien, while Clementina was a good second at Galway when last seen in August.

BALKO DES FLOS - Gowran Park 15:40

BALKO DES FLOS will be hard to beat if bouncing back to the form he showed when winning the Ryanair at the Cheltenham Festival in March. He won at Galway after a break last season, and generally has a good record fresh, so gets the nod. Timeform 'Horse in Focus' Ballyoisin and last year's winner A Toi Phil look next best.

JUDGEMENT DAY - Gowran Park 16:15

The stoutly-bred JUDGEMENT DAY can win more races in this sphere as his stamina is drawn out and this looks a good opportunity. He won well at Kilbeggan in August and could be hard to beat if seeing off Justmemyselfandi for the lead in the early stages. Miss Sapphire doesn't look a natural over fences but clearly possesses plenty of ability and she could be the danger.

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