FULL marks to ITV for coming to the rescue with five races from Naas filling their regular Saturday slot.
It should pay to follow PRAVALANGA at skinny odds in the mares’ Listed chase. Willie Mullins’ seven-year-old has won two of her last three and looked to be holding last-flight casualty Creation at Limerick at the end of December. Hopefully she may drift to a more workable price.
ALL FOR JOY reverts to hurdles after finishing second on no fewer than four occasions in bumpers. He has had one run over obstacles and that came at Leopardstown’s 2017 Christmas festival when a decent fourth to very smart Paloma Blue in a maiden hurdle.
The gelding wears a hood for the first time. Advantage Point has respectable form and should be on the premises, while a market watch is advised on Henry de Bromhead’s newcomer Royal Thief, a son of Fame And Glory running in the Gigginstown colours.
COCO BEACH looks one to be interested in at decent odds for Gordon Elliott in the novices’ hurdle. His French recruit may have gone off too hard when chasing a pretty fierce pace in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown and is worth another chance in this lesser company.
NELLIE PLEDGE was running a big race in a Grade 2 contest when coming to grief two out at Thurles almost three weeks ago and she drops into handicap company with a clear each-way chance.
With 23 runners declared for the handicap hurdle there will be plenty of each-way action and THEREISNODOUBT should be thereabouts on the back of last month’s nine lengths Clonmel victory over Camile. The runner-up came out to score at Ayr on Wednesday, albeit somewhat fortuitously, on her first run for Scobie Jardine.
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