Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday, April 24

The five-day Punchestown Festival starts on Tuesday
The five-day Punchestown Festival starts on Tuesday

Timeform pick out three bets from Punchestown on Tuesday.

"An opening mark of 125 could well underestimate him..."

Timeform on Ten Ten

Getabird - 16:20 Punchestown

Getabird was a disappointing favourite in the Sumpreme Novices' Hurdle last month, but bounced back with a bang when winning a Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse last time by 12 lengths from stablemate Draconien. He was allowed an easy lead, but outclassed his opposition in any case, and will take plenty of beating here. Mengli Khan, who finished third in the Supreme last time, looks the likely danger.

Ten Ten - 16:55 Punchestown

This looks ultra-competitive, but there is plenty to like about Ten Ten's chances, easily the most unexposed runner in the field who opened his account last time with a bit in hand. He attracted support that day, and confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut, responding well to pressure and leaving the impression he will progress again. An opening mark of 125 could well underestimate him and his is well worth chancing on handicap debut.

Douvan - 17:30 Punchestown

Douvan was in the process of making a most encouraging return from 12 months off in the Queen Mother Champion Chase last month, travelling with zest in front before falling at the tenth. It remains to be seen if he would have had enough left in the tank to trouble Altior, but a back-to-form Douvan sets a high standard here, and he is fancied to get his career back on track. Stablemate Min could prove the biggest danger, but he has had two hard runs in succession which could take its toll.

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