Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, March 22

Will Davy Russell be celebrating at Cork this afternoon?
Will Davy Russell be celebrating at Cork this afternoon?
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Timeform pick out three bets from Cork on Thursday.

"...her exploits in maiden company previously weren't without promise and she looks worthy of another chance following a short break..."

Timeform on Azua Emery

AZUA EMERY - 14:00 Cork

The Gordon Elliott-trained AZUA EMERY shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when 18¾ lengths ninth to Mick The Boyo in a conditional handicap at Naas last time, hampered two out, but her exploits in maiden company previously weren't without promise and she looks worthy of another chance following a short break. The Thomas Mullins' trained pair Cristal Icon and Tildas Icon can give her most to do.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL - 14:35 Cork

There was very little to separate LIEUTENANT COLONEL and Karalee at Leopardstown, and Gordon Elliott's charge earns a narrow vote to confirm the form. He might not be the most straightforward (carries his head awkwardly), but he should be suited by this drop back to two miles with the testing ground still likely to ensure it's a test of stamina.

ANALYSE THAT - 15:05 Cork

The 12-year-old ANALYSE THAT was left poorly placed at Thurles last time and is worth another chance to back up his win there the time before. He's run well over this C&D before and looks the answer in what is a very competitive handicap. Pound A Stroke and Littlestickarbarb head the lengthy list of dangers.

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