Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday February 17

There is good racing from Punchestown on Wednesday
There is good racing from Punchestown on Wednesday

Timeform provide three bets from Punchestown on Wednesday.

"He looked the likely winner for much of the race, but perhaps found the trip a little testing at such an early stage of his development..."

Long Way Back - Punchestown 14:40

This is an open contest but Long Way Back shaped well when third on his reappearance at Leopardstown in January, and remains open to further improvement here with that under his belt and with Barry Geraghty taking over in the saddle. Robin Thyme and Gran Cavallo are also potential improvers, but at the prices Long Way Back looks the one to be with.

That's A Wrap - Punchestown 15:15

That's A Wrap stands out in this field, which contains some fairly exposed sorts, after shaping much better than the result on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse last time. He looked the likely winner for much of the race, but perhaps found the trip a little testing at such an early stage of his development in the end, and is worth another chance today.

Luckyinmilan - Punchestown 16:25

Luckyinmilan has been in good form over hurdles this season, winning at Thurles at the beginning of the year before running well under a 10 lb rise in the weights there next time out. He is still on a lowly-looking mark, and could get have more to offer, considering this will be just his third start in handicaps. Twiss's Hill would be the selection's most obvious danger.

Timeform UK SmartPlays (All at Punchestown)

Back Long Way Back in the 14:40
Back That's A Wrap in the 15:15
Back Luckyinmilan in the 16:25

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