Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday December 10

There is jumps racing from Navan on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Navan on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan on Saturday.


Pravalaguna - Navan 12:35

Clearly, backing Pravalaguna is a risk given she's making her hurdling debut, but Willie Mullins has been clearing up in similar events this season and this filly looked to have plenty of ability when making a winning debt on the Flat at Machecoul in April by six lengths. Pravalaguna is also a half-sister to the very smart hurdler Petite Mouchoir and will have the services of Ruby Walsh. Useful and unbeaten bumper performer Three Swallowsnick is feared most ahead of Along The Shore.

Kilkeaskins First - Navan 13:10

Kilkeaskins First produced better than ever when winning a similarly big-field handicap at Fairyhouse last month and he remains on a fair mark 7 lb higher. That was just Kilkeaskins First's second start in a handicap, and only his sixth outing over hurdles overall, and there should be more to come from him. Kilkeaskins First is a half-brother to Mr Mountain, who showed fair form when winning a maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot in July.

Kitten Rock - Navan 14:20

Kitten Rock showed clear signs that he can prove at least as good a chaser as hurdler with the way he shaped at Gowran last time, finishing one and a half lengths second of five to Zabana in a minor event, and he's potentially thrown in from a mark of 148 switching to handicaps. He's a confident selection to get the better of the lightly raced Alisier d'Irlande and the upwardly-mobile King's Wharf.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Navan)

Win back Pravalaguna in the 12:35
Win back Kilkeaskins First in the 13:10
Win back Kitten Rock in the 14:20


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