Timeform pick out their three best bets from Listowel on Thursday…
“…will take the world of beating with a clear round in the valuable handicap hurdle”
Timeform on Ballyoisin
Rock de Baune – 15:40 Listowel
Rock de Baune can resume winning ways in the staying handicap. A fairly useful hurdler, Rock de Baune made a successful start on the level in a Ballinrobe maiden over thirteen furlongs in June, and was undone by a drop in trip and a slow start when fourth in a useful handicap at Roscommon three weeks ago. He surely has more to offer in this sphere and will be well suited by today's stiffer test.
Ballyoisin – 16:50 Listowel
It could be a good day for J P McManus as his Ballyoisin will take the world of beating with a clear round in the valuable handicap hurdle. The eight-year-old won the race last season and has since made up into a top-class chaser, looking mightly impressive when winning at Killarney three weeks ago. Now rated 166 by us over fences he's obviously still well treated over the smaller obstacles and should be far too strong for his rivals.
Sky Marshal – 17:25 Listowel
Sky Marshal makes plenty of appeal in the stayers' handicap hurdle. He took another step forward when winning a big-field novice at Cork, coming clear with plenty in hand, and is just the sort his yard do well with in handicaps. He's proven over this longer trip and his rider Kevin Brouder, who takes off a handy 5 lb, has been among the winners at the Harvest Festival this week.