Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday February 16

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Clonmel on Thursday.

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Double Island - 15:25 Clonmel

No Dice hasn't quite put it all together yet over fences and remains capable of better, but narrow preference goes to Double Island, who ran a good second at Limerick in December and possibly paid for attempting to go with the winner in the early stages of the race last time at Gowran Park (below form ultimately). Double Island is worth another chance and can give Henry de Bromhead another winner.


All The Chimneys - 16:00 Clonmel

All The Chimneys is rated in the low-100s over hurdles and he capitalised on his lower mark in this sphere when winning with the minimum of fuss at Navan in January. He is up 8 lb in the weights here, but is still well treated on his form over timber (defied this mark at Fairyhouse in December) and is expected to be hard to beat. Refused a Name has claims on the form of his second at Tramore on his penultimate start.


Arvico Bleu - 17:05

Ktelama sets the standard on her sixth at Killarney last time, where she was hampered on more than one occasion, and she is entitled to improve on that here. She may have a tough task to contain Arvico Bleu, however, who made an encouraging start to life over timber with a couple of third-placed efforts at Navan and Naas, and makes his bumper debut today.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Clonmel)

Win back Double Island in the 15:25
Win back All The Chimneys in the 16:00
Win back Arvico Bleu in the 17:05


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