Naas tips on Sunday – 22 August Irish racing best bets
Naas tips on Sunday 22 August
Irish racing action continues on Sunday with action on the flat at just one meeting and we’ve picked out our Naas tips on Sunday and best bets on the card.
Irish horse racing action takes in just one fixture on Sunday where there is flat racing action going to post at Naas where an eight-race card awaits punters.
Some competitive racing awaits for punters to try to unravel with handicap and maiden action on the card and we’ve looked through the day’s racecard to pick out our Naas tips on Sunday and best bets on the card.
NAAS TIPS ON SUNDAY – 22 AUGUST IRISH RACING BEST BETS
2:00 Naas – Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race) (2yo) 6f
GAIRE OS ARD has shown enough in three starts to suggest the Teofilo filly can win a race and Jim Bolger’s charge can get off the mark here.
Runner-up on her debut at this venue behind Tenebrism she failed to see out one mile back here in August following a break but ran well nonetheless and she turned in a very good fourth to Tut Tut at Leopardstown earlier this month, beaten just over one length.
She’s shown plenty of dash in her races and she made most of the running last time before losing out in the last half-furlong where she weakened out of contention. But this drop to six furlongs could see her last home this time around and she sets a decent standard on her exploits to date so no surprise to see her go close.
2:30 Naas – Lily & Wild BBQ At Naas Handicap (Div I) (3yo+ 45-65) 6f
TAI SING YEH hasn’t won for a while, scoring his last victory back at Ayr in July 2019; however the Exceed and Excel gelding has been in good fettle this term without managing to get his head in front although today could be the day he gets back to winning ways.
Johnny Levins’ charge has made the frame in three of his last four starts, two of them runner-up finishes and his latest outing saw him beaten only three lengths into fourth behind Cactus Tree at Leopardstown earlier this month.
He only folded late on on that occasion having tried to steal the race between the last two furlongs but the drop to six furlongs and racing off the same mark – although his rider can claim 7lbs here – could be a potent mix that sees him get back to winning ways.
3:30 Naas – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap (3yo+) 6f
AFFABLE could be the answer here with Ken Condon’s charge in good form at present, finishing fourth or better in each of his last seven starts which have also yielded three wins including one here.
The New Approach filly struck her latest victory last time out at Cork where she ran out a two lengths’ winner over Maud Gonne Spirit, eased down close home and while that was over seven furlongs she’ll have no issue dropping back to this trip.
Her yard is going well and although the handicapper has reacted with a 10lbs rise she could have more still to ffer and another bold showing wouldn’t come as a surprise where she can overturn form with reopposing Provocateuse who had beaten the selection at the Curragh previously.
4:05 Naas – Irish EBF Median Sires Series Fillies Maiden (IRE Incentive Race) (2yo) 7f
DABANA stepped up on a promising debut third at Gowran Park in June to find only one too good here next time over one mile and Dermot Weld’s charge can get off the mark at the third attempt.
The Iffraaj filly has seen the form of her debut since franked by both the winner and runner–up who have both won again since and she went close to a victory of her own latest where she was only headed in the last half-furlong behind Albula.
She perhaps didn’t quite see out the one mile trip on that occasion but returning this furlong lesser distance could see her step up again and open her win account.
5:10 Naas – Donate To The Coast To Curragh Charity Cycle In Honour Of Pat Smullen Race (3yo+) 1m2f
TINA ANGELINA could prove the answer in a tricky finale and Dermot Weld’s Dansili filly was a debut winner at Leopardstown last month where she ran out a comfortable winner over New Moon Rising.
That was a good effort given she was slowly away and keen early; but she made good headway and once sent about her business won well in the end and there could be better to come from her with that experience under her belt.
She holds a Group Two entry so is clearly well-thought of at Rosewell House and assuming the slower ground here doesn’t prove a negative she may be a tough nut to crack in this contest.