Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, April 26

The Punchestown Festival continues on Thursday
The Punchestown Festival continues on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Day 3 of the Punchestown Festival on Thursday, including one in the Champion Stayers Hurdle.

"...and is worth another chance having won a Grade 1 at this meeting last season..."

Timeform on Bacardys

Bacardys - 17:30 Punchestown

Bacardys looked an interesting runner upped in trip for the Stayers' Hurdle but didn't get the chance to show all he could do, poorly placed when the tempo picked up before falling at the last, and is worth another chance having won a Grade 1 at this meeting last season. Penhill is an obvious threat after his Cheltenham Festival success, while Identity Thief seemed to relish this trip at Aintree.

Glens Harmony - 19:15 Punchestown

Willie Mullins saddled six winners on Wednesday and looks set for another good day. Glens Harmony had some decent sorts in behind when making a winning start over hurdles at Thurles in the autumn and can take the step up to listed level in her stride. Moyhenna has already finished runner-up in a Grade 3 and is much respected on the back of a good run in handicap company last time, while Dawn Shadow has reached the frame at listed/Graded level on her last four completed starts.

Getareason - 19:45 Punchestown

Willie Mullins had the first three home in the Grade 1 bumper on Wednesday and again holds a strong hand here. Getareason is the mount of Patrick Mullins from his stable's five runners and is taken to leave the bare form of his recent Donwpatrick success well behind. The same owner's Rio Vivas came clear in good style at Navan last month and may provide the main threat ahead of Voix des Tiep.

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