Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday September 29

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Clonmel on Thursday.

"That represented much-improved form for New Kid In Town, and he could be hard to beat if repeating that sort of effort here with Ruby Walsh back in the saddle."

Polar Present - 14:55 Clonmel

Polar Present was probably value for more than the winning margin suggested last time when scoring by a length and three quarters in a mares maiden hurdle at Cork, and with more improvement to come on just her second start in this sphere, she is taken to follow up on her handicap debut from what looks a workable opening mark. This is a competitive heat, however, and the dangers come from the likes of Russian Roulette, Badgerfort and Henry de Bromhead's course winner Simiel.


Blackthorn Prince - 15:30 Clonmel

Blackthorn Prince benefited from the return to this sort of trip to get off the mark in a 12-runner handicap at Ballinrobe last time (by six lengths from Ballygill Princess), and could yet have more to offer despite being raised 9 lb in the weights given that he ran to a 14 lb higher mark on Timeform ratings when finishing fourth in a cross country-chase at Punchestown at the beginning of the year. Definite Income scored over this trip at Cork last time and looks a danger.


New Kid In Town - 16:05 Clonmel

New Kid In Town bolted up by 19 lengths in a maiden chase at Kilbeggan earlier this month and it is no surprise to see connections opt to run in a novice here rather than a handicap. That represented much-improved form for New Kid In Town, and he could be hard to beat if repeating that sort of effort here with Ruby Walsh back in the saddle. Swantykay is the type to bounce back quickly and could be the main threat.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Clonmel)

Back Polar Present in the 14:55
Back Blackthorn Prince in the 15:30
Back New Kid In Town in the 16:05

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