Naas 19.00 – Wondrous Scene @ 11/2
Got an easy time of things on debut around this track when sixth to Western Dawn . That was over 6f on softer ground but the drop back to 5f here should pose no problems based on his pedigree. This doesn’t look a strong race for the track and he should improve enough form his debut run to play a prominent role here for trainer Ken Condon and jockey Shane Foley.
Naas 19.30 – Nam @ 7/1
Tom Mullins’ runner was having his first start of the season when finishing 10th at Leopardstown three weeks ago, but ran a lot better than his finishing position suggested. He got into trouble after being trapped on the rail in the straight and came home in his own time when the race was over. If you go back to his penultimate run on the Flat last season, he was a winner over course and distance and this reads well in the context of tonight’s race.
With luck in running he should be thereabouts at the finish.
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Naas 20:30 – Phoenix Open @ 6/4
This looks the banker on the card for the top combo of Ger Lyons and Colin Keane. The handicapper looks to have taken a chance based on his final start in maiden company when he split two next-time-out winners in Pacific Ocean and Morpho Blue. Their doesn’t look to be anything with the same scope for improvement as he has in the line-up.
I’d be very disappointed if he doesn’t collect.
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