Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday, 27 July

There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday
There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Ireland on Thursday evening.


Sharlanda - 19:40 Limerick

Sharlanda was still on an upward curve when she was last seen over hurdles, winning two of her last three starts in that sphere, and she made a positive start to life over fences here earlier this month, finishing with a rattle. With the benefit of that experience, she's well capable of getting off the mark in a relatively weak beginners' chase. Flaviana is the classiest type in the field but recent finishing efforts are a concern, so At Rainbow's End might prove a more solid alternative.

The Rite Article - 20:10 Limerick

The Rite Article is in good form at present, scoring at Bellewstown then finishing second at this track over three miles five days ago, and he looks sure to go well again in this sort of form from an unchanged mark. Whoyakodding and Snugsborough Benny are a couple of others worthy of close consideration, however.

Belgravia - 20:30 Leopardstown

Belgravia was fourth in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot and looked to find the Curragh Cup coming too soon last time (only 9 days on). He sets the standard on his best form and looks worth another chance having been given a bigger break and being returned to calmer waters here. Clongowes seeks a hat-trick after 2 wins in handicaps and could be the one for the forecast.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Sharlanda in the 19:40
Win back The Rite Article in the 20:10
Win back Belgravia in the 20:30


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