Timeform Shortlist: Clonmel, Tuesday March 21

1.55 Goatenbridge Maiden Hurdle 2m

Top Rated:
132 9. STRIKE IS BACK Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
120p 3. BORN TO SIZE W. J. Burke Robbie Power
109p 2. BEGINNINGTOGETUP Edward Harty J. S. McGarvey

Analyst's Verdict:
Strike Is Back has yet to win from 8 outings under Rules, but this looks to be an excellent opportunity for her to break her duck. Born To Size and Beginningtogetup are capable of better in this sphere and can chase the selection home.
2.25 Ardfinnan Maiden Hurdle 2¼m119y

Top Rated:
125 6. NANNY STONE Tom J. Taaffe D. J. Mullins
123 3. MOROVAL Henry de Bromhead A. E. Lynch
118 2. HICKEY'S ROCK M. F. Morris M. A. Enright

Analyst's Verdict:
Not easy to construct a compelling case for any of these, but Nicat's Benefit has got her act together at this track in recent weeks, so could be the answer. Nanny Stone and Moroval are feared most.
2.55 Vee Handicap Hurdle 2¼m119y

Top Rated:
120 3. STAY WITH IT Andrew McNamara Mr D. Maxwell (7)
119 7. FRIDAYNIGHTLIGHTS Thomas Cooper P. Townend
118 1. ZIPPORAH Miss D. M. O'Shea B. Hayes

Analyst's Verdict:
Stay With It gave way only to a progressive sort at Punchestown last month and he is taken to go one place better now despite a 4 lb rise. Zipporah and Wilms Warrior head the dangers.
3.30 Slievenamon Beginners Chase 2m

Top Rated:
133 4. LOGICAL SONG Ms Margaret Mullins D. E. Mullins
126p 5. NO DICE A. J. Martin Denis O'Regan
123x 7. THIRD OPINION Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy

Analyst's Verdict:
Logical Song transferred his recent improvement over hurdles when runner-up over fences here last month, finding only one too good. He again ran well over hurdles latest and gets the nod. No Dice and Knockraha Boss are next best, in that order.
4.05 Suir Valley Chase 2m3f210y

Top Rated:
162 3. THE PAPARRAZI KID W. P. Mullins R. Walsh
157 4. VAL DE FERBET Andrew McNamara Robbie Power
138 5. KNOCKRAHA PYLON Adrian Maguire P. Townend

Analyst's Verdict:
The Paparrazi Kid looked as good as ever when winning at Wexford on Friday and is preferred to Mozoltov, who has disappointed so far this season.
4.40 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m7f

Top Rated:
126 2. LARRY CAPRI Dermot Anthony McLoughlin Mr D. J. Hand (4)
125? 4. GERMANY JOHN D. J. Ryan Mr D. J. McInerney (4)
123§ 8. FLYNSINI P. M. Cloke J. J. Slevin (2)

Analyst's Verdict:
Larry Capri found less than looked likely on heavy ground at Naas last time but is taken to quickly resume winning ways. Soaring High and Garrai Phaidin are others to consider.
5.15 I.N.H. Flat 2m

Top Rated:
108 4. IMPERIAL WAY Joseph Patrick O'Brien Mr T. Hamilton (7)
92p 3. GAGAS HORSE Adrian Maguire Mr F. Maguire (5)
83p 1. CLITANDRE W. P. Mullins Ms K. Walsh

Analyst's Verdict:
Clitandre might have fluffed his lines on Rules debut, but this interesting recruit from points (shaped well on only start) is well worth another chance to show his true ability having been given a short break by his excellent handler since that initial disappointment. De Rasher Counter, who has plenty of experience between the flags, is the pick of the newcomers and Imperial Way is the form pick.
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