Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday May 11

There is jumps racing from Tipperary on Thursday evening
There is jumps racing from Tipperary on Thursday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Tipperary on Thursday evening.


Knockmaole Bay - Tipperary 17:10

Knockmaole Bay failed to meet market expectations when only fifth on his most recent outing at Punchestown, but he had shown himself to be a fairly useful performer when previously second at Fairyhouse and deserves another chance to confirm the promise of that effort here. Indeed, that form gives him the edge over The Brig on Timeform ratings and Gordon Elliott's charge looks the one to beat, with the possibility of more to come after just two starts over hurdles.

Knockraha King - Tipperary 17:40

Knockraha King was a comfortable winner of his penultimate outing at Clonmel and produced an even better effort in defeat when second at Thurles last time. He has a further 4 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but remains one to keep onside in his current mood and is fancied to defy top weight in what doesn't look the strongest race of its kind. Sir Jack Yeats represents the in-form Ellmarie Holden yard and can give the selection most to do.

Afatcat - Tipperary 18:40

Afatcat shaped well when third on his return from six months off the track at Ballinrobe nine days ago, travelling smoothly into contention three-out and only weakening once the lack of a recent run began to tell close home. His best form leaves him 3 lb clear of the field on Timeform ratings here and Afatcat is taken to show the benefit of that latest outing with a big run, with Cahirconree feared most on the back of a good third over hurdles here last time.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Tipperary)

Win back Knockmaole Bay in the 17:10
Win back Knockraha King in the 17:40
Win back Afatcat in the 18:40http://btfr.co/131571014


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