Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 27 June

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There is Flat racing from the Curragh on Thursday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Curragh on Thursday evening...

"...should be hard to beat dropped back into maiden company..."

Timeform on Piano Solo

Piano Solo - 19:15 Curragh

Piano Solo posted a useful effort when finishing fourth in listed company over seven furlongs here last time and should be hard to beat dropped back into maiden company. Mudlahhim shaped nicely in a maiden last backend and could be the one to give the selection most to do ahead of Dermot Weld's Kattani. Jim Bolger's Mother Vincent would also need considering if the betting speaks in her favour.

Hathiq - 19:45 Curragh

Hathiq was found out by the demands of Epsom when sent off favourite for the Dash last time and is worth another chance to show he's still a sprinter on the up returned to the scene of his impressive win last month. El Astronaute and Smash Williams are closely matched on recent Cork listed form and should figure despite big weights. Dark Shot and Duke of Firenze also make the shortlist.

Grinn - 20:45 Curragh

Grinn took another step forward when second in a decent-looking maiden at Gowran last month and can open her account now with this longer trip sure to suit on both run style and pedigree. Macquarie ran better with positive tactics employed at Navan and can go well again, while there is a race in Wildewood.

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