Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 24 January

Ruby Walsh
Ruby Walsh rides the Thyestes Chase favourite Invitation Only

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Gowran on Thursday, including in the Galmoy Hurdle...

"...boasts some strong form (third in 2 Grade 1s last season), so looks interesting now pitched into a handicap from a mark of 152..."

Timeform on Invitation Only

IKNOWWHEREIAMNOW - 12:45 Gowran Park

Timeform 'Horse In Focus' IKNOWWHEREIAMNOW is threatening to come good in a handicap having shaped well again at Punchestown 11 days ago so she could be the answer in what is admittedly a very competitive contest. She narrowly tops the ratings and is preferred to last-time out winner Breesy Mountain who may have more to offer, while there are several handicap debutants to keep an eye on, notably Upgraded and City Hall.

PRESENTING PERCY - 13:50 Gowran Park

Cheltenham Gold Cup ante-post favourite PRESENTING PERCY won this race 12 months ago prior to a brilliant display in the RSA Chase, and though he's presumably suffered an interrupted preparation this time, he may well still be up to the task. Should he swerve this assignment or not give his running, Coquin Mans and Darasso are perhaps best equipped to take advantage, though an improved effort from Limini would come as no surprise.

INVITATION ONLY - 15:00 Gowran Park

Favourite INVITATION ONLY boasts some strong form (third in 2 Grade 1s last season), so looks interesting now pitched into a handicap from a mark of 152, especially with a run under his belt. His stablemate Some Neck still has very few miles on the clock so may yet do better, with last year's winner Monbeg Notorious also respected. Dounikos and the Irish Grand National winner General Principle are other likely contenders for Gordon Elliott.

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