Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday February 25

There is racing from Thurles on Thursday.
There is racing from Thurles on Thursday.

Timeform bring you three tips from Thurles on Thursday...

"That run was even more creditable considering he came from off the pace, and the two ahead of him were ridden more prominently."

Sizing Platinum - Thurles 14:40

Sizing Platinum produced his best effort when second to The Game Changer in minor event at Limerick back in October and with that one now well fancied for the Arkle, and the third a winner next time out, the form looks strong. Sizing Platinum stays well, so step returning to this trip looks to be in his favour. Tennis Cap, second to subsequent winner Smashing at Thurles last month, is respected.

Acapella Bourgeois - Thurles 15:15

Dessie Hughes farmed this event from 2012 to 2014 and his daughter Sandra Hughes followed in his footsteps with a win last year. She trains Acapella Bourgeois who produced a career-best when second to A Toi Phil in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown last month, and that form sets the standard here. Our Duke quickened well to win at the same track, also in January, and probably rates the biggest threat.

Another Rattler - Thurles 17:00

Another Rattler turned in his best performance so far when third at Gowran last month. That run was even more creditable considering he came from off the pace, and the two ahead of him were ridden more prominently. He looks the one to beat today, with Nina Carberry riding him for the first time. Fiddlers Bow produced a career-best when second at the course last time and looks the chief danger.

Timeform UK SmartPlays (All at Thurles)

Back Sizing Platinum in the 14:40 at Thurles
Back Acapella Bourgeois in the 15:15 at Thurles
Back Another Rattler in the 17:00 at Thurles

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