Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 23 August

There is a mixed card from Killarney on Thursday evening
There is a mixed card from Killarney on Thursday evening

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

"...expect him to make a sufficient step forward to get off the mark..."

Timeform on Dumouriez

DUMOURIEZ - Killarney 16:25

DUMOURIEZ took a marked step forward from his debut when second at the Curragh last time, all the while shaping as if this extra furlong would suit, so expect him to make a sufficient step forward to get off the mark in a race where the quintet with experience are quite closely matched. Cardini holds obvious claims, while previous winners Motashakel and Zuenoon also have to be considered.

GUSTAVUS VASSA - Killarney 17:30

Willie Mullins boasts a strong hand here, with GUSTAVUS VASSA, arguably the most progressive of his quartet, taken to come out on top having been knocking on the door of late. Exchange Rate and Law Girl add plenty of strength to his hand, while Jessica Harrington's representative Whirling Dirvish makes some appeal as the only three-year-old in the field.

OIGHEAR DUBH - Killarney 19:30

OIGHEAR DUBH has run a blinder in novice company since winning a Tipperary handicap last month and would appear to hold sounds claims of getting back to winning ways here, 2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings after all. Black Jewel wasn't disgraced when fourth in a big field at Tramore last time and can go well if his jumping holds up, while Just A Normal Day is another to note.

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