Horse racing tips: Ruby Walsh and Frank Hickey pick out their best bets for Naas

Ruby and Frank were speaking on the latest edition of our From the Horse's Mouth podcast.


Naas 14.20

RW: I would be hoping Elixir DAinay has improved a good bit from his run at Naas where he beat Longhouse Poet. I would be disappointed if he can’t hold that form. I’m hoping he can give Envoi Allen some kind of race, anyway. But let’s be honest, Envoi Allen is 1/4 for a reason. There’s not much value there but he’ll take some beating.

FH: Envoi Allen is brilliant isn’t he? It’s very difficult to see him beaten. I’m a little bit surprised Longhouse Poet is the second favourite ahead of Elixir DAinay. I think it should be the other way round. Elixir DAinay has obviously beaten him at Naas already this year. Envoi Allen is too short at the moment at 1/3 to be backing but if I was having a bet I’d be looking at the without market or a match bet on Elixir DAinay to beat Longhouse Poet.

Naas 13.20

FH: I’m really excited to see the Novice Chase as it looks really strong. You might well end up looking at a Festival-type horse winning that. I would be a small bit worried about the trip for Tornado Flyer, who seems to be that he might be looking a little bit further. It will be interesting to see if Cashback can improve on his win at Navan. As I speak right now, I don’t know what price Zero Ten will be but I may take a chance on that. He’s quite a bit unlucky not to be unbeaten over jumps.

RW: It’s a cracking card at Naas, it really is, and I think this Novice Chase is a cracking race, Tornado Flyer, Cashback, Dunvegan, it’s a really good field. Willie Mullins runs two but I was really taken with Dunvegan at Punchestown

And the rest…

RW: I’ve had a long look through the rest of the card and I think Good Thyne Tara should beat Carvation in the first at 12.50. That’d be my pick for that. And, in the Maiden Hurdle at 2.50, we are running a horse called Asterion Forlonge, who won a bumper at Thurles and I thought he was a really nice type.

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