Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday August 25

The Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes is the feature race at Tipperary on Thursday evening
The Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes is the feature race at Tipperary on Thursday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Tipperary on Thursday evening.


"She remains a maiden after 12 starts, but showed enough on that latest outing to suggest she will be putting that right before long..."

Utah - Tipperary 17:10

Utah shaped better than the bare result when sixth on his racecourse debut at Leopardstown last month and showed the benefit of that initial experience with a ready two and a quarter lengths success at the Curragh last time. He only needed to be pushed out under a hands-and-heels ride on that occasion and - open to more improvement after just two starts in his short career to date - Utah would appear to be well-treated on an opening mark of 96 and can establish himself as a useful prospect with a defeat of the similarly unexposed Legitimus.

Creggs Pipes - Tipperary 17:40

Creggs Pipes improved further to complete the four-timer at Galway last month, travelling strongly throughout on the front end and finding plenty to hold off the challenge of the fast-finishing Top Notch Tonto. Irish Guineas third Now Or Never is an obvious danger in what is by far the strongest race Creggs Pipes has contested in her career to date, but the form of that latest outing leaves her rivals with 7 lb to find on Timeform ratings and she is expected to continue her remarkable ascent through the ranks with victory in this Group 3 prize.

Intense Stylist - Tipperary 18:10

Intense Stylist produced a career-best when second in blinkers for the first time at Leopardstown three weeks ago, holding a narrow advantage and responding well to pressure as the field entered the final furlong, and simply unable to hold off the late thrust of the more conservatively-ridden winner. She remains a maiden after 12 starts, but showed enough on that latest outing to suggest she will be putting that right before long and - marginally ahead of Afzal on Timeform ratings - Intense Stylist will find few better opportunities than this to do so.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Tipperary)

Back Utah in the 17:10
Back Creggs Pipes in the 17:40
Back Intense Stylist in the 18:10

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