Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 21 February

Horse running
There is jumps racing from Thurles on Thursday

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

"His latest win over this trip at Doncaster was a career best and he looks capable of going in again..."

Timeform on Diggin Deep

Harrie - 15:05 Thurles

The step back up in trip seems sure to suit Harrie, who got off the mark over hurdles at a similar trip at Tramore in December, and seemingly lacked the experience in Grade 2 company back at two miles last time. He can improve past the likes of Denwork and Go Another One returned to a more suitable trip, while Dream Conti is open to progress on the back of his wide-margin Naas success and is also much respected.

Narcissistic - 15:40 Thurles

This doesn't look the strongest race of its type, and it is worth chancing Narcissistic, who was seemingly unsuited by the marked drop back in trip when well beaten at Down Royal three weeks ago and, having run his best race when finishing runner-up over this sort of trip at Fairyhouse previously, he is fancied to bounce back reverting to this more favourable test. Hurdles debutant Castle North and The Red Menace are others fancied to feature.

Diggin Deep - 16:15 Thurles

Diggin Deep is thriving at present, winning two of his last three starts and losing little in defeat in the other. His latest win over this trip at Doncaster was a career best and he looks capable of going in again. Getaday is worth another chance given his previous promise, while Everyone's Invited can continue on an upward curve now venturing into handicaps.

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