Timeform pick out three bets from Clonmel on Thursday.
"After making a pleasing start over fences at Cork last month he should be able to get off the mark in this sphere this afternoon."
Neddyvaughan was holding his form well prior to his last run (placed off 7 lb higher over fences at Wexford in September), and could be the way to go now back down to two miles. His stablemate Bay Hill should continue to give a good account in this sphere, while Musical Ava has each-way claims once again.
Battling Spirit hasn't set the world alight to date but has dropped to a workable mark based on the pick of his form for his previous trainer (made the frame in a similar race from 7 lb higher) so could be the way to go having shaped with promise on his return from a break here last time. Ali Bin Nayef and Loch Luatha are also respected.
It'd be a real shock were Monbeg Chit Chat not to make up into a better chaser than he was a hurdler given his background and trainer, and after making a pleasing start over fences at Cork last month he should be able to get off the mark in this sphere this afternoon. Robin des Mana left his previous efforts over fences behind switched to more positive tactics in a first-time tongue strap at Fairyhouse and could go well again from the front.
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(All from Clonmel)