Some ratings anomalys at Naas today

Published On February 26, 2012 | By dominic | Uncategorized
Plenty for all the family at Naas on Sunday where the track executive have lined up three quality grade two contests,two handicap hurdles full of unexposed types,a maiden hurdle and a winners bumper. Forget that hoary old chestnut that Naas is the punters graveyard, it’s anything but, just ask the bookmakers!
Michael O’Leary holds a strong entry in the Woodland’s Park Chase at 2.55 where he runs both Gates Of Rome and the Mouse Morris trained Rathlin. Russell not surprisingly goes with the front running Rathlin, who meets Gates Of Rome on 8lbs better than handicap terms today. Shot From The Hip looks a viable danger after a fine effort when running fourth to Last Instalment at Leopardstown a few weeks back. Mark Walsh takes the mount today as AP prefers to stay at home to ride a first timer for Jonjo in the Towcester bumper. Could be significant ! .Incidentally Shot From The Hip holds an entry in the novice handicap chase on day one of the Cheltenham festival.
Felix Yonger puts his festival credentials on the line in the novices at 3.25. Running in the now familiar ( in this country) Wylie colours ,Felix will need to step up from his latest run at Downpatrick but significantly does hold entries in all three novice races at Cheltenham.  Texas Jack was well behind another Wylie horse Boston Bob at Leopardstown on his latest start , however he can be given a chance on the best of his early season form despite this drop back to two miles today. Watch also for the lightly raced Bright New Dawn who debuts over hurdles this afternoon. He’s only had a couple of runs in bumpers but hinted ability on both occasions and is one to keep an eye on on in the market.
Ryanair chase entry Tranquil Sea looks for a thirteenth career success in the two mile chase at 4.05. In a tricky race the much improved Sea Bass looks the principal danger .Expertly placed to win his last six races  by Ted Walsh, he drops back to two miles here, but given his rapid rate of improvement it would be no surprise to see him go close ahead of a possible tilt at The Aintree National .
The remainder of the card looks trappy and opens with the maiden hurdle at 1.45. Nothing obvious in the race but keep an eye on Timmy Hyde’s yellow and black colours carried here by Moyaliff ,who ran in a much better class race at Cork when last we saw him. Tony Martin and Barry Geraghty team up with the unexposed Dara Tango while Jessie’s Play The Market is another to factor in here.
In the first of the handicap hurdle’s  at 2.15  J.P’s Sportsmaster looks to be on a reasonable mark in his first foray into handicap company. Others to consider might be the John Joe Walsh trained mare Rory Anna and the bottom weight Luddsdenene, the mount of Paul Townend a horse who indicated he might be returning to winning ways on his latest outing.
The three mile handicap at 4.35 sees a number of potentially well handicapped horse taking each other on. Colin Bowe’s Our Victoria runs off a perch some 16 lbs lower than his chase mark, Paddy Pub runs off a mark of 107 (123 over fences) and perhaps the largest anomaly you are ever likely to see in A New Story who runs here off  96, a mark some 43lbs lower than his chase rating. If those potential blots don’t do it for you perhaps One In A Milan, a course and distance winner earlier in the season, could be the one to be with,  following a reasonable effort at Limerick over Christmas.
Racing at Naas concludes with the winners bumper where The Paparazzi Kid and Two Scroops will not want to gift a big early lead to the pacey Rory O’Moore a horse that w has only one way of running and very nearly saw off the highly rated Don Cossack at Navan a few months back.
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