Naas plays host to an action packed seven race card which includes the three Grade Two contests. Racing commences at 2:00.
The exciting Upsie 4/7 makes her debut belated hurdles debut on these shores in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet 1800 721 821 Maiden Hurdle at 2:00. Twice a bumper winner in France her debut was delayed due to cards being abandoned. Vibes from the yard suggest that this filly could be exciting and this looks like a good opportunity to get off the mark. Unfortunately her odds on price is no value so it is best to look for an each way bet. Tapaigh An Deis 14/1 is well thought of in the Dessie Hughes yard. Coming back from injury, the Curragh handler is sure to have his prospect tuned up enough to run a good race here and is the good each way bet in the race.
Mikael D’Haguenet steps back up in class for the Woodlands Park 100 Club Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase at 2:30. Willie Mullins’ charge has always been a classy and he should have little difficulty putting these rivals to the sword today. His jumping is the clear concern although it looks like it could be a corrected issue, his price 4/9 has no value. Sweeney Tunes 9/2 who has been running well since returning from injury is the main danger. A bet without the favourite on the Gigginstown House Stud could be the best value in the race.
Mallowney 7/2 steps down in class from the Boylesports.com hurdle to take his chances in the Paddy Power Mobile App Handicap Hurdle at 3:05. He ran a good race that day behind Abbey Lane and his form previous to that encounter saw him just finish behind Canaly. Davy Russell takes the ride despite there being another Gigginstown House Stud runner in the race. Beneficial Spirit 5/2 looks the danger.
The Grade Two paddypower.com Novice Hurdle at 3:35 sees the return of Don Cossack 5/2 to face some very strong rivals in this intriguing encounter. Almost every horse in the race has claims. Defy Logic 7/4 looks like something special but he will not have things his own way like he did in Fairyhouse. Annie Power’s 5/2 unbeaten record speaks for itself along with hailing from the in from Mullins yard. Don Cossack has been the talking horse of the season and has not lived up to what was expected. It is hard to divide these three and it could come down to Annie Powers’s 8lb weight allowance. Like many I have not given up hope on Gordon Elliot’s Don Cossack. He had to settle for second best behind Mozoltov in a Grade 2 contest at Punchestown earlier this month but that form still gives him major claims and he looks value at todays price.
Days Hotel 1/1 could have the class to win the Grade Two paddypower.com Steeplechase at 4:10. He holds Realt Dubh 7/2 on form and he comes here with some solid efforts behind him. He was going well when making a bad error last time, and should make amends today. Call the Police 15/8 poses the obvious threat.