Saturday tips for Naas – Today’s Irish racing best bets
Only one meeting goes to post in Ireland today and we’ve picked out our Saturday tips for Naas where a good quality racecard awaits punters.
Saturday’s Irish horse racing action takes in just one meeting over the sticks where a good quality racecard awaits punters and features Grade Two action with the Fishery Lane Hurdle and Poplar Square Chase both on the agenda.
Seven races in all will go to post throughout the afternoon and we’ve looked through the racecard to pick out our Saturday tips for Naas and best bets on a quality racecard.
SATURDAY TIPS FOR NAAS – TODAY’S IRISH RACING BEST BETS
12:00 Naas – Dimond Walsh Hospitality At Naas Racecourse Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m
GABYNAKO has met with defeat on both runs over hurdles but he has run with plenty of credit both times and Gavin Cromwell’s charge can get off the mark now.
Also placed in points and in a bumper the Tirwanako gelding was beaten less than one length on his hurdles debut behind the potentially smart Eskylane at Punchestown in October and he stepped up on that effort to go even closer behind Fakiera at Fairyhouse earlier this month where he was denied only by a nose.
He was caught on the line that day and the front pair had pulled well clear of the rest so it was a useful effort and the form looks fair with a couple of good subsequent performances since coming from that contest.
He can progress again and no surprise to see him get off the mark now.
1:02 Naas – Poplar Square Chase (Grade 2) (4yo+) 2m
A good race in prospect despite there only being four runners and it could pay to side with CASH BACK who won his first two starts over fences last term before pushing the reopposing Notebook all the way in the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown in February.
That run came from level weights but the Linda’s Lad gelding now gets 8lbs from that rival which could see him turn the tables; while he ran better than the bare result when falling in the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival although he was beaten at the time having raced keenly.
Willie Mullins’ charge might have a little bit to find on form with Henry de Bromhead’s charge and indeed also with Fakir D’oudairies but could have more to offer over the larger obstacles after just four starts in this sphere and his hefty concession at the weights ought to give him solid claims of success for his top yard.
1:37 Naas – Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+) 2m4f
RED GERRY very much looks to be going the right way over hurdles, winning two of his last three outings and he showed this longer trip to be no issue latest when posting a five lengths’ defeat of Humm Baby at Punchestown last month.
He won that competitive heat quite comfortably and Noel Meade’s charge could have even more to offer given he remains relatively unexposed over timber and a reapplied tongue-tie might help him eke out some further improvement.
Raised 9lbs for that latest win he is the choice of Sean Flanagan from the Meade runners in this contest and he can deliver another big performance to land another win here.