Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, June 21

There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday evening
There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday evening

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

"...looked every inch an improved performer when scoring in good style over hurdles at Ballinrobe last month..."

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Alfons Walde - 18:00 Leopardstown

Alfons Walde made an encouraging debut in a maiden that has a habit of throwing up winners and, though he failed to improve on that form, shaped well when a never-nearer third at Roscommon recently and might be capable of getting off the mark at the third time of asking in what doesn't appear the strongest race of its type. Previous winners Heavenly Rainbow and Joza could be the pair to give Jessica Harrington's charge most to do.

It's All A Joke - 20:35 Leopardstown

It's All A Joke remains with just an all-weather win to his name, but he showed improved form when runner-up in a six-furlong handicap at Fairyhouse last week, staying on well in the final furlong. He looks well handicapped on the pick of his form and has to be considered able to race from the same mark now. Stable companion and last-time-out winner Elegant Drama could prove the biggest danger.

Lucky Icon - 21:05 Leopardstown

Lucky Icon has offered little in a trio of maidens in this sphere but looked every inch an improved performer when scoring in good style over hurdles at Ballinrobe last month. He's potentially well treated back in this sphere now making his handicap debut and could prove a tough nut to crack. This big step up in trip should suit Bronagh's Belle and she is feared most ahead of the hat-trick seeking Circling Moon and another likely improver in Fiannaiocht.

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