Horse Racing Tips

Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 18 April

Dermot Weld
There is Flat racing from Clonmel on Thursday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Clonmel on Thursday...

Kastasa - 17:40 Clonmel

Kastasa shaped well when finishing fourth in a maiden at Thurles on debut in October, offering something to work on, and the step up in trip can see her find the required improvement on return for the in-form Dermot Weld yard. Bar Room Bore only just failed at Cork 11 days ago and is feared most ahead of Elite Trooper Grey.

Tirmizi - 18:15 Clonmel

Tirmizi is really well treated on old form but was unable to prove the point at Leopardstown on return, making a strong effort when snatched up in the final furlong, so he's worth the chance to get his head back in front in a race that might not take much winning. Divine Approach must be considered having bolted up when last seen 6 months ago and Free Ranger is an interesting one back from hurdling.

Cork Harbour - 18:45 Clonmel

The lightly-raced Cork Harbour shaped with plenty of promise when finishing second on return at Cork earlier this month, unlucky not to finish closer, and he can go one place better now with further progress on the cards. Loudest Whisper has dropped in the weights and El Chalten is interesting on handicap debut.

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