Seven selections for Naas

By Luke 


Racing on Sunday comes from Naas with a seven race card.

The most interesting race on the card is the Naas Business Club Novices Chase off at 2:20. This race sees the return of Champagne Classic who has been off the track for over one year. He could be an interesting chaser going forward. I like Chris’s Dream. This will be his second start over fences after winning his Chase debut at Navan in early December. On that occasion Gun Digger and Shady Operator followed him home. Both since came out and won their next start. The step up in trip will suit and can hopefully lead to him getting his head infront.

Race one off at 1:20

Lignou ran a fine race when finishing fourth at Punchestown at the end of the December. The first and second came out again and finished one, two at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago. Them two pulled clear of the third horse. He runs in blinkers which will hopefully help him get his head infront.

Race two off at 1:50

Espoir D’Allen will be the selection for me. He has only lost once over hurdles. His two runs this season have been very impressing. He has won by a combined margin of 19 lengths. He is the one to beat.

Race four off at 2:50

This looks a good opportunity for Dream Conti to get his head infront. He has been third on both his starts over hurdles. The second at Leopardstown, The Big Dog came out and won impressively at Gowran on Thursday. With a bit of improvement he can get his head infront.

Race five off at 3:20

Fire Ranger won on the first time of asking in handicap company when winning at Punchestown. He won by five lengths and I think there is more to come off a mark off 115.

Race six off at 3:50

Punches Cross is going for a hat-trick of wins at Naas and I think he will get it. Dakota Moirette was forth in his last win, and he has since came out and been an unlucky third at Fairyhouse. He finished strong to get his victory last time out, so the step up in trip will help him and possibly bring out more improvement.

Race seven off at 4:20

Brueside brings the best form into the race. He finished second to Valdiue at Down Royal, since then Valdieu has came out and won his maiden Hurdle impressively at Naas three weeks ago. An improvement on that will see him go close.

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