Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday December 4

There is Grade 1 racing from Fairyhouse on Sunday
There is Grade 1 racing from Fairyhouse on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets on the top-quality card at Fairyhouse on Sunday.


Landofhopeandglory - 12:40 Fairyhouse

The ex-Aidan O'Brien trained Landofhopeandglory didn't have to come out of second gear to land a juvenile race at Punchestown by four lengths last time and looks ready for the step up to this grade. He is open to significant improvement on his third start, and looks worth backing to maintain his unbeaten record. Gordon Elliott's Mega Fortune will provide some meaningful opposition, however.

Copy That - 14:10 Fairyhouse

Although Barry Geraghty prefers Campeador, it could be worth chancing Copy That, after he shaped particularly well when third at Galway on his return. He was doing his best work at the finish that day, and with a stronger pace more likely here, he could go closer. Gordon Elliott's Mick Jazz could be a danger to both of the J.P. McManus runners after a good second at Navan last time.

Diamond King - 14:40 Fairyhouse

Gordon Elliott currently has the first two in the market here, and should have a strong chance of taking the race for the third time in the last four years (won it with No More Heroes in 2015 and Don Cossack in 2013). Diamond King has not achieved what A Toi Phil has over fences yet, but he was a classy hurdler and impressed with his jumping when he bolted up on his chasing debut at Galway last time. He is the type to do much better in this sphere and gets the narrow vote over both A Toi Phil and Alpha des Obeaux.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Fairyhouse)

Win back Landofhopeandglory in the 12:40
Win back Copy That in the 14:10
Win back Diamond King in the 14:40


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