Six selections for racing at Naas

By Luke

The feature race of Naas’s Royal Ascot trails day is the Lacken Stakes off at 4:25. So Perfect looks very hard to oppose in this contest. She ran a great reappearance to finish third just bet over a distance probably far of her optimum. A return to six furlongs will see her to better effect. This daughter of Scaf Daddy was twice placed at two in Group 1s. I think she will win at evens.

Race three off at 2:40

Rionach ran with a lot of credit last time finishing third in a Group 3. This daughter of Sea The Stars enjoyed making the running there and was only passed late on. The drop back to seven worked on that occasion and I think it will be her optimum trip. If she can get her own way infront I think she will be leading at the line at 7/2.

Race four off at 3:15

Gossamer Wings sets the standard here. She was twice placed in Group 2s as a two year old. She ran a nice reappearance in Cork when finishing under hands and heels. I think she will come on for that run and if she can recapture her two year old form she will be hard bet at 9/4.

Race five off at 3:50

In The Present has two good runs under her belt finishing third on both occasions. First time out she finished third behind the highly regarded Monarch Of Egypt at Naas over five furlongs. Since she has finished third in a Listed race at the Curragh. I think she will run another good race at 8/1.

Race seven off at 5:00

Parkers Hill has some useful form to his name from his two year old campaign. First time out he finished fourth behind some nice horses at Naas not beaten far. He then improved to win next time out at Leopardstown. He will need to improve from his first this season when finishing down the field. If he comes on from that run I think he will outrun his odds of 18/1.

Race eight off at 5:35

I think the Lucky Last will be going the way of favourite backers with Perfect Tapatino for the O’Brien brother Joseph and Donnacha. He ran a nice reappearance when finishing fourth at Cork last month. He ran into trouble in the straight and will come on for the run. He had Geological in behind on that occasion. I think he will win at 2/1.

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