Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday December 8

There is jumps racing from Clonmel on Thursday
There is jumps racing from Clonmel on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Clonmel on Thursday.


Dawerann - Clonmel 12:55

Dawerann hinted at a revival when down the field on debut for the Gordon Elliott yard at Punchestown 18 days ago and duly bounced back with a good second at Navan the following week. He looked unlucky not to resume winning ways on that occasion, closing all the way to the line and only giving best to an unexposed sort to whom he conceded first run. He should be thereabouts if arriving in the same form here and is taken to register the third victory of his career, with Neddyvaughan feared most of the remainder.

Minella Scamp - Clonmel 14:35

Minella Scamp shaped well when fifth on his chasing debut at Roscommon in October and showed the benefit of that initial experience with a fairly useful second on his most recent outing at Naas. That effort represented a significant improvement on anything he had produced in four starts over hurdles and - 10 lb clear of those with previous experience on Timeform ratings here - Minella Scamp is fancied to take another step forward and can open his account under Rules with a defeat of the similarly unexposed Motown Bob.

Smadynium - Clonmel 15:05

Smadynium came up just short in his hat-trick bid at Thurles seven days ago, but that still represented the best effort of his career over fences to date and he certainly showed enough to suggest he is up to winning again from this mark. Indeed, that form leaves him 3 lb clear of his nearest rival on ratings here and, with trainer John Joseph Hanlon in such fine from at present (two winners and four placed from last nine runners), Smadynium is expected to see off the attentions of Attalco and can regain the winning thread.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Clonmel)

Win back Dawerann in the 12:55
Win back Minella Scamp in the 14:35
Win back Smadynium in the 15:05


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