Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Panther can Claw back rivals.

Gordon Elliott could be in luck with Barneys Honour

Gowran stages its biggest meeting of the year this afternoon, with the valuable Thyestes Chase the undoubted highlight of a seven-race card, and our Irish department bring you three win selections...

"Barneys Honour confirmed that promise when easily beating Chestnut Charlie by four lengths at Navan, and appeals as the type who can run up a sequence..."

Barneys Honour hasn't been with Gordon Elliott all that long but the way he went through the race when winning at Navan last time suggested he was better than ever and can overcome a rise in the weights in the 14:55. After an eye-catching effort on debut for this yard at Limerick, Barneys Honour confirmed that promise when easily beating Chestnut Charlie by four lengths at Navan, and appeals as the type who can run up a sequence.

Panther Claw boasts an upwardly mobile profile as a staying chaser and gets the nod in what is another competitive renewal of the Thyestes Chase at 15:25. A point winner who cost €120,000 as a four-year-old, he stepped up on his form in maiden chases when winning cosily at Punchestown on handicap debut, eased down close home as he beat Spot The Boss by two lengths. Panther Claw is still far less exposed than most in this and is expected to continue his progression this afternoon.

Lookoutnow arrives here in fine form, still has more to offer over fences, and makes most appeal in the handicap chase due off at 15:55. Although better over fences, succcessful in a maiden chase at Downpatrick in November, he was still able to take advantage of a good hurdles mark at Tramore last time. Still unexposed after just the four starts over fences, Lookoutnow won't be unsuited by the emphasis being on stamina at this trip, and can make it three wins from his last four starts. 

Recommended Bets:

Back Barneys Honour in the 14:55
Back Panther Claw in the 15:25
Back Lookoutnow in the 15:55

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