Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday, February 11

The Irish Grand National Trial takes place at Punchestown on Sunday
The Irish Grand National Trial takes place at Punchestown on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Punchestown on Sunday, including one in the Irish Grand National Trial.

"...he should prove a tough nut to crack with improvement forthcoming..."

Kesselring - 14:10 Punchestown

Kesselring was a fairly useful performer on the Flat for Richard Hannon and showed plenty to work on when finishing fourth on his hurdling debut for new connections at this course last month. He jumped fine that day, but was left behind by the principals when entering the home straight, suggesting the step up in trip here will suit, and he should prove a tough nut to crack with improvement forthcoming. High Sparrow and Caltex are both interesting starting out in this sphere for top yards.

Another Barney - 14:40 Punchestown

Point winner Another Barney ran out an impressive winner on his Rules debut at Naas five weeks ago, produced to lead two out and in full control when not fluent at the last. There should be plenty more to come from this unexposed type and is fancied to follow up and make it two from two over hurdles. Hardline will find this less demanding than recent assignments and along with Riders Onthe Storm heads the dangers.

Folsom Blue - 16:20 Punchestown

Despite his advancing years Folsom Blue has looked rejuvenated for the switch to Gordon Elliott this winter, scoring over hurdles at Clonmel in November and turning in a solid effort when fourth in a stronger event at Sandown last weekend. He could be worth chancing back over fences, with stamina his strong suit. Childrens List, Spider Web, Baie Des Iles and Mall Dini are others to consider.

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles