Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday May 26

There is a mixed card from Tipperary on Thursday
There is a mixed card from Tipperary on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from the mixed card at Tipperary on Thursday evening.


"Indeed, she showed fairly useful form when leading home a pair of recent winners on that occasion..."

Imagine If - Tipperary 17:10

Imagine If showed a fairly useful level of form on his racecourse debut at Navan earlier this month, finishing second as the only newcomer in the field and giving the impression he would improve for the outing. He made plenty of appeal on paper that day (dam won over five furlongs as a two-year-old) and, having been well-backed to make a successful start to his career, he only found the promising Callender too good in the closing stages. That form leaves his rivals with 5 lb to find on Timeform ratings and Imagine If is expected to go one better with a defeat of the recent Curragh-fifth Pedestal.

Synopsis - Tipperary 18:45

Synopsis get off the mark on her first start for the Ger Lyons yard at the Curragh in October and returned from seven months off the track with an improved effort at Roscommon last time. Indeed, she showed fairly useful form when leading home a pair of recent winners on that occasion and - still lightly-raced after just three career starts - she remains with the scope for more improvement. A 4 lb hike in the weights makes life tougher here, but she appears to face a field of largely exposed rivals and Synopsis can uphold recent form with Red House Hill to bring up the hat-trick here.

Call Me Pj - Tipperary 20:25

Call Me Pj marked himself out as a horse to follow when third on his most recent outing at Kilbeggan, improving on the form he had shown in 12 previous starts over hurdles and looking unlucky not to add to his success at Navan last March. He was just beginning to make his way into contention when suffering interference on the turn for home, but rallied bravely after the last to get within a head of the front pair. He would surely have won with a better passage that day and, although this longer trip is a slight concern, Call Me Pj is fancied to make amends with a defeat of Knockanarrigan.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Tipperary)

Back Imagine If in the 17:10
Back Synopsis in the 18:45
Back Call Me Pj in the 20:25

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