Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 22 November

Gordon Elliott
There is jumps racing from Thurles on Thursday

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

"...she is expected to get back on the up now..."

Timeform on Mrs Lovett

Mrs Lovett - 12:35 Thurles

Mrs Lovett is a shorter price than expected now with the absence of Forge Meadow but she looks the likeliest winner for all she didn't improve as expected last time. She shaped better than the bare result on her return from three months off at Galway in October, doing too much too soon, and she is expected to get back on the up now for a trainer and jockey combination that are in good form.

Monition - 13:35 Thurles

This looks wide open, but preference is for Monition. He stepped up on his respective reappearance when third over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse recently, despite the emphasis on speed being against him, and he strikes as the type that may yet have more to offer. Irish Lass and Los Alamos can give the selection most to think about.

Cold Shoulder - 14:40 Thurles

Cold Shoulder has really got to grips with hurdling in recent weeks, improving further to follow up his Bangor success at Ayr last time, and the hat-trick is very much on the cards despite an 8 lb higher mark here. Moonball could resume his progress back over timber, while Hey Groovy is a player if forgiven a tame effort at Cork.

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