Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 30 May

There is action from Fairyhouse on Thursday evening

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Limerick and Fairyhouse on Thursday evening...

"...made a pleasing debut when an unfancied (sent off 28/1) four lengths fourth at Naas nearly three weeks ago..."

Timeform on Laurel Grove

ARCHER'S UP - 16:55 Limerick

Fairly useful Flat performer (and potential improver) Poseidon is respected, but that expected progress might not come until he enters handicaps, and ARCHER'S UP looks the one to beat in the opening race at Limerick this evening. He was a beaten favourite last time out on the Flat at Leopardstown, but probably needed the run after six months off. Recent Kilbeggan third Sticky Situation looks the pick of the remainder.

LAUREL GROVE - 17:45 Fairyhouse

LAUREL GROVE, whose dam is a sister to the smart Roderic O'Connor, made a pleasing debut when an unfancied (sent off 28/1) four lengths fourth at Naas nearly three weeks ago, and should be winning sooner rather than later for her in-form stable. Eclector and Potala Palace are interesting newcomers, and need monitoring in the betting.

PRIZE WINNER - 20:00 Fairyhouse

Timeform top-rated PRIZE WINNER showed improved form when third in a big field at Leopardstown two weeks ago and remains unexposed, that being just his second run in handicaps (and second start on the turf). Royal Admiral produced a career best to win at Cork last week and is next best ahead of Easy Boy.

Minimum Bet Guarantee

Betfair's 'minimum bet guarantee' on all Class 1 and 2 races in the UK and Ireland - which means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £500 - has been extended to cover all races at selected meetings this week. T&Cs apply.

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles