Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday August 23

There is jumps racing from Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening
There is jumps racing from Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening.


"He would almost certainly have given the winner more to do but for a sloppy jump at the final flight on that occasion..."

Creative Talent - Ballinrobe 16:55

Creative Talent shaped well when fourth on his hurdling debut at this venue last month and showed the benefit of that outing with an improved second on his most recent outing at Tipperary. He would almost certainly have given the winner more to do but for a sloppy jump at the final flight on that occasion, but showed enough to suggest he is up to winning a race of this nature and is expected to open his account over hurdles at the third time of asking.

Pursecco - Ballinrobe 17:55

Pursecco was a comfortable of her most recent outing at this venue, showing a quick jumping technique at odds with the pair of hurdling newcomers that chased her home and giving the impression the step up to this longer trip would see her in an even better light. That form gives her just 2 lb to find with Thanks For Tea on Timeform ratings and - open to more improvement after just three starts in this sphere - Pursecco is fancied to make a successful handicap debut.

August Benefit - Ballinrobe 18:30

August Benefit shaped well on his return from nine months off the track at Limerick recently, travelling smoothly into contention as the field approached the second-last and only weakening when the lack of a recent run began to tell in the closing stages. That still represented a career-best on what was his first start for the Peter Fahey yard and - entitled to strip fitter with that outing under his belt - August Benefit can get the better of Blackthorn Prince.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Ballinrobe)

Back Creative Talent in the 16:55
Back Pursecco in the 17:55
Back August Benefit in the 18:30

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