Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday June 23
Timeform pick out three bets from Leopardstown on Thursday evening.
"The form of Jowana's debut fourth at the Curragh last year is really strong, with the trio that finished in front of her all winning next time out..."
Drillmaster - Leopardstown 19:25
Drillmaster improved again despite failing to complete a four-timer at Navan 12 days ago, and kept to the same sort of grade, he should take plenty of stopping in this mile handicap for three-year-olds ridden by apprentice jockeys. Drillmaster translated all his all-weather improvement back to turf in that race, producing another career-best performance in fact, and he competes off just a 2 lb higher mark here.
The Tulip - Leopardstown 19:55
The Tulip and Burning Bullet are by far the least exposed in the field for this mile handicap and get a handy weight allowance from their older rivals, so it's worth taking them against the field, with preference for the first named following her smooth maiden win at Dundalk. The Tulip impressed on the clock that day and, while she's been off for almost 10 weeks since, she's taken to defy an opening mark of 82 here.
Jowana - Leopardstown 20:30
The form of Jowana's debut fourth at the Curragh last year is really strong, with the trio that finished in front of her all winning next time out, as did the sixth, and the feeling is that she's ready to confirm that promise now handicapping having shaped better than the result both starts this year. The slight issue is that Jowana wore a first-time visor last time and connections now opt for blinkers, but she hasn't looked quirky and may prove too good here getting weight from most of her rivals.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Leopardstown)
Back Drillmaster in the 19:25
Back The Tulip in the 19:55
Back Jowana in the 20:30