Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 8 November

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"A reproduction of that form could well be enough to see her go one better in this moderate contest, and she gets a narrow vote to win."

Timeform on Lady of the Sea

Ashjan - Thurles 12:45

Ashjan has made a solid start to life over fences, with two runs to date, hitting the frame at Downpatrick last time. He's only matched his fair hurdling so far, but even that sets a pretty strong standard in this grade, and he gets the vote to score. Definite Income should come on for her belated return and is a potential danger, while Comehere Hi is respected on hurdles form.

Lady of the Sea - Thurles 14:30

Lady of the Sea is in good heart at the moment, and she was better than ever when finishing second at Wexford 11 days ago, comfortably beaten by the winner but keeping on in the straight to pull clear of the rest. A reproduction of that form could well be enough to see her go one better in this moderate contest, and she gets a narrow vote to win. Charles O'Brien's Rain In Spain is another who arrives on the back of a good recent runner-up effort and heads the dangers along with Red Pearl and Lockeen Girl.

Toor General - Thurles 15:00

Toor General dead-heated with a subsequent scorer at Fairyhouse last month, doing well to snatch (joint) victory from the jaws of defeat having fluffed the final flight and then appearing to hang fire slightly under pressure. He is in fine form, and it would come as no surprise were he to complete the hat-trick. Benny In Milan landed a bit of a punt at Southwell last time and he's still on a good mark, with Bay Hill the other key player.

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