Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, December 21

There is all-weather racing from Dundalk on Thursday
There is all-weather racing from Dundalk on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Dundalk on Thursday...

"He is clearly on a workable mark (won off 6 lb higher here in March)..."

Above Us Only Sky - 17:30 Dundalk

Above Us Only Sky's best form on turf has come over seven furlongs/one mile, so she probably did well to make the places here over six furlongs last time. She was unsurprisingly doing her best work at the finish that day and, now back at a more suitable trip, she looks the one to be on here, with Pat Smullen taking over in the saddle for the first time. Latchet has knocked on the door in similar events of late and should figure again if a wide draw isn't too much of an inconvenience, while Indian Tomahawk is another with several good efforts here recently.

Lily's Prince - 18:30 Dundalk

Lily's Prince is a more reliable horse on the all-weather, and bounced back to form on his return to this venue earlier this month, finishing second. He has a wide draw to negotiate here but granted a bit of luck he is clearly on a workable mark (won off 6 lb higher here in March) and looks the one to be with. Timia, Honor Oak and Burren View Lady are just a trio of possible dangers.

Clare Island - 19:00 Dundalk

There's a real gulf in class between the top weight Clare Island and the rest of this field, plenty of which have basement marks. Not only is she facing inferior opposition, but she is also a progressive three-year-old with only two handicap starts to her name so far, so overall she looks a very solid proposition despite being a short price in a big field. Free To Roam is hard to win with but she should be bang there, with Baby Poer another to consider.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Dundalk)

Win back Above Us Only Sky in the 17:30
Win back Lily's Prince in the 18:30
Win back Clare Island in the 19:00

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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