Paddy Power trader Conor Magner has cast his eye over Thursday’s card at Clonmel to pick out a trio of best bets.
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My pick is ELIZABETH J for John Kiely and Denis O’Regan, who teamed up with Goodbye Someday a number of times during the summer for some success. This mare made her hurdles debut in Galway a few weeks ago and finished second to Ragnar Lodbrok, who had some pretty good bumper form last season. The third horse, Mighty Tom, came out and won at Galway last week so the form looks really solid. She shaped really well there and she’s back in mares company so she will take a lot of beating.
A lot of National Hunt fans will be looking forward to Queens Brook this year, who runs at Down Royal on Friday, and my pick in this DECIMATION was actually second behind Queens Brook in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse a few weeks ago. It was actually his career debut as he didn’t run in a bumper or a point-to-point so it was a really excellent run. I don’t think there is anything of Queens Brook’s calibre here at Clonmel so he’ll take an awful lot of beating.
WESTERN VICTORY is my pick in this. Typically I wouldn’t be going for horses off a fall but this one is a pretty tough cookie. The race was in the balance when she fell at the last while in the lead at Listowel. She’s been given a bit of time to get over that and the Clonmel chase track is a front-runner’s track – if you get a jump then you can get away from horses and that should suit her. It will be optimal conditions and I think she is the best horse in the race as well so I think she’s got loads of positives here.
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