Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, July 12

There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday evening
There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday evening
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"...a subsequent 5 lb rise looks lenient considering that form has worked out well..."

Timeform on Medal of Honour

Tremendous Leap - 18:15 Leopardstown

Tremendous Leap is yet to finish out of the first three in maiden company, and the feeling is he has been allotted a very fair mark now making his handicap debut. The form of his latest third at Listowel is working out well and he is taken to open his account here. Waterboy and Red Avenger look the likeliest dangers.

Medal of Honour - 18:45 Leopardstown

Medal of Honour proved better than ever when winning a handicap at the Curragh on return in May and, though it is a slight concern we haven't seen him since, a subsequent 5 lb rise looks lenient considering that form has worked out well. He is taken to follow up, likely at the main expense of Bucky Larson.

Espoir d'Soleil - 19:20 Leopardstown

Espoir d'Soleil got stopped in her run at a crucial stage when favourite for a Curragh handicap 11 days ago and is worth another chance to confirm the promise of her reappearance second at the same venue. Unexposed three-year-old The King is a probable big danger, while Massif Central and Aidan O'Brien's Lucius Tiberius also make the shortlist in a very competitive heat.

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