17:45 Naas Sat 13 April 2019

  • Racing Next On April 29th Handicap
  • 1m 3f 205y, Good to Yielding
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner€10,472.002nd€3,247.003rd€1,547.004th€697.005th€272.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 38.98sOff time:17:47:29
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1
(12)
610-0OR: 90D
25/1

Struggling last summer following his Ascot success in May and can be slow to leave the stalls, as seen on his last four starts. Drop in trip not certain to suit here on just his second start for his new yard.

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2
(3)
510-0OR: 90D
33/1

Didn't take to life over hurdles and 5lb higher than his latest Flat win, a 1m4f success at Newmarket. Ground and trip are fine but he will need a career best to land this.

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3
(5)
49-8OR: 84
5/1

1m2f winner of a three-runner maiden at Navan last year and has shown this handicap mark may not be beyond him at Fairyhouse in September. Well beaten twice since though and opposable on his seasonal return here.

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4
(4)
49-7OR: 83CD
6/1

C&D winner who saves his best form for here. Posted a respectable effort on her return at Dundalk in March and likely she will step forward from that run here and it's feasible there's more to come this season.

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5
(7)
Nibirut107
49-6OR: 82C
16/1

Won a 6f maiden on debut here but well beaten on four subsequent Flat starts upped in trip. Handicap mark has become manageable as a result though and he was in good form over hurdles when last seen before Christmas.

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6
(6)
49-5OR: 81
7/2

Won a 1m maiden at Leopardstown on debut and while that's his only win in his career so far, he's been in good form over hurdles of late, putting together a string of second placed efforts. Will need more off this sort of mark on the Flat though.

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7
(2)
49-4OR: 80
7/1

Two wins from 12 starts and while they have both come on AW, she's effective on turf. Struggled under a penalty last time out but she's not ruled out back no her handicap mark with the step up in trip a potential source of improvement.

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8
(14)
49-3OR: 79BFD
25/1

Improved from debut to win a firm ground maiden at Bath for Roger Charlton but didn't build on that in two subsequent starts. Has something to prove from this sort of mark and wide draw isn't ideal.

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9
(10)
49-2OR: 78
8/1

Improved from debut to place in a trio of novice events for Saeed Bin Suroor. Could be on a lenient mark here for her Irish/handicap debut if ready to go on her return to action.

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10
(8)
49-2OR: 78
14/1

Took a big step forward from debut when winning a Killarney maiden at 25/1. Makes her belated return here and market likely to reveal expectations.

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11
(11)
59-1OR: 77D
20/1

Won her first two starts for this yard but lost her way towards the end of the campaign and hasn't been setting the world alight over hurdles since. Has a bit to prove on her return here and wide draw isn't ideal.

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12
(9)
79-0OR: 76D
14/1

Hasn't won since 2017 and he was in a poor run of form on AW when last seen. Opposable on her seasonal reappearance here.

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13
(13)
79-0OR: 76D
20/1

Hasn't won under either code since 2016 and only 1lb below her last winning mark. Poor Flat performance when last seen and wide draw is off-putting here.

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14
(1)
48-7OR: 69
8/1

In good form last summer and kept busy over hurdles this winter. Made a promising return to the Flat at Navan last time and claims if she can build on that run.

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Betting

Forecast

Future Proof (7/2), Arthurian Fame (5/1), Bit Of Banter (6/1), Ciao (7/1), Stormy Tale (8/1), Forest View (8/1), Shringara (14/1), New Direction (14/1), Nibiru (16/1), Bianca Minola (20/1), Tara Dylan (20/1), Sam Missile (25/1), Guild (25/1), Torcello (33/1)

Verdict

A wide open finale but it might be worth taking a chance on Jessica Harrington's filly BIT OF BANTER who has course and distance form to her name and race fitness on her side. Nibiru is interesting back on a workable handicap mark but Ciao could be the main danger with the step up in trip likely to suit.
  1. Bit Of Banter
  2. Ciao
  3. Nibiru

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