Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, January 25

Gordon Elliott has six horses entered in the Thyestes Chase
Gordon Elliott has six horses entered in the Thyestes Chase

Timeform provide you with three tips from today's high-class meeting at Gowran Park

"The return to hurdles won’t be a problem and he looks the one to beat in this line-up..."

Scarpeta - 12:50 Gowran

Scarpeta was fairly useful on the Flat for Mark Johnston and shaped encouragingly when third in a maiden hurdle at Navan on debut for new connections last month. He's very much the type to do better and can make it second time lucky for his powerful stable. Daybreak Boy and useful Flat performer Cartwright are a couple of others to consider.

Presenting Percy - 13:50 Gowran

Presenting Percy can boast an excellent strike rate over both hurdles and fences and arrives at the top of his game following an 11-length handicap chase win at Fairyhouse in December. The return to hurdles won't be a problem and he looks the one to beat in this line-up. Let's Dance will be dangerous if staying this longer trip, whilst the improving Diamond Cauchois and previous winner Alpha des Obeaux are also respected in an intriguing contest.

Ucello Conti - 15:00 Gowran

Gordon Elliott is six-handed as he goes in search of a first success in this race and Ucello Conti, who was runner-up 12 months ago, could be the one to provide it on the back of a fine reappearance second at Leopardstown. Monbeg Notorious and Out Sam, who has James Bowen taking 3lb off, are other likely types for the same yard, while Pleasant Company is also much respected for Willie Mullins.

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