Timeform Irish SmartPlays: McCoy to outshine rivals on Jewel Star

Tony McCoy rides Jewel Star at Fairyhouse this afternoon

There's national hunt action on offer at Fairyhouse this afternoon and Timeform's Irish Team highlight another three win selections...

"Jewel Star represents a yard more than capable of readying one after an absence and looks to have been found a winnable race on her return to the track."

Jewel Star shaped well when fourth of 18 to Beabus Jack in a maiden at Killarney on her hurdling debut in July, patiently ridden and keeping on well despite not being knocked about. She has been given plenty of time since that outing and, while that may be a concern to some, Jewel Star represents a yard more than capable of readying one after an absence and looks to have been found a winnable race on her return to the track.

Follow The Sign didn't show much in a pair of bumpers, but he has shaped promisingly when placed on both starts over hurdles, first when third to Way Up In The Air at Punchestown and then when chasing home Rolly Baby at Thurles earlier this month. He showed enough ability in those two outings to suggest he can win a maiden and, with the possibility of more to come now stepped up in trip, he looks sure to make a bold bid.

Indubitably is a long-standing maiden over hurdles, but he has proven himself capable of fair form in this sphere and proved he still retains a decent portion of that ability when third to Kai Li at Ballinrobe in September. It would be fair to say that his three outings since that effort have been particularly poor, but Indubitably starts life out for a new yard this afternoon off a fair-looking mark and, with the step back up in trip expected to suit, he looks supporting this afternoon.                

Recommended Bets:

Back Jewel Star in the 14:25
Back Follow The Sign in the 15:25
Back Indubitably in the 15:55

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