Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday, January 21

The Kinloch Brae Chase is the feature race from Thurles on Sunday
The Kinloch Brae Chase is the feature race from Thurles on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Thurles on Sunday...

"He will relish the likely emphasis on stamina here and looks overpriced..."

Dom Dolo - Thurles 13:50

Dom Dolo followed up his Punchestown victory and looked a staying novice to keep onside here last month, forging clear of the fair Laverteen to score with plenty in hand under Denis O'Regan. He will relish the likely emphasis on stamina here and looks overpriced in relation to some of the market principals, having achieved more in this sphere to date than both Burrows Saint and Beyond The Law. Articulum won well on hurdling debut at Cork and can give the selection most to do.

American Tom - Thurles 14:50

A very lightly-raced sort, American Tom shaped well on his first start for 10 months when second in a Grade 3 at Naas last time, going like the winner until the lack of peak fitness began to tell in the straight. He remains open to more improvement after just three starts over fences and, with this longer trip also expected to suit, Willie Mullins' charge is taken to get the better of A Toi Phil in a race won by Gold Cup winners Don Cossack and Sizing John in recent years.

Dinaria des Obeaux - Thurles 15:20

Dinaria des Obeaux can be excused a below-par effort in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown last month, having been badly hampered by the mid-race fall of Monalee, and is better judged on the form of her earlier victory at Clonmel. She beat the reopposing Miss Eyecathcer by 22 lengths that day - an effort that leaves her well clear on Timeform ratings here - and should prove extremely difficult to beat back down in trip, with Katie Appleby Shoes heading the list of dangers.

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