Naas Horse Racing: Today’s Expert Picks & Betting odds

Race 2  O’Brien’s Portland Seeks to Extend Winning Streak in TRM Equine Nutrition Race at Naas

A compact field of five three-year-olds is set to clash in the TRM Equine Nutrition Race, a thrilling contest scheduled for 1:25 PM this Sunday, March 24th at Naas Racecourse. The horses will battle it out over a one-mile (1m) distance on heavy turf.

Purple Lily (5/6) emerges as the clear favorite trained by Patrick Twomey. This Calyx filly made a dazzling debut at Galway, winning comfortably in a maiden race. Her connections believe she has plenty of room for improvement, making her a formidable contender.

Portland (9/4), trained by Aidan O’Brien, is another horse to watch. This useful colt boasts an impressive racing record, including a close third-place finish in a prestigious race at Saint-Cloud, France. He sets the standard in terms of experience and could be a threat to the favorite.

Chicago Critic (9/2), trained by Joseph Patrick Murtagh, shouldn’t be overlooked. This twice-raced winner displayed good form in his last outing at Naas, winning convincingly over the same course and distance.

Orderofthephoenix (18/1), trained by A. McGuinness, is another horse with potential. Though unproven over a mile distance, his winning debut at Dundalk suggests he could surprise.

Nativity Square (40/1), trained by J.S. Bolger, is an outsider but could improve upon his recent fourth-place finish.

The heavy track conditions add a layer of intrigue to the race. Here’s a breakdown of the contenders:

  • Purple Lily: The clear favorite based on her impressive debut win.
  • Portland: Experienced colt with a strong racing record.
  • Chicago Critic: Twice-raced winner with course and distance experience.
  • Orderofthephoenix: Promising colt with potential to improve.

Race 3 – Clash of the Contenders: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Devoy Stakes (Listed) Set for Thrilling Race at Naas

The prestigious Irish Stallion Farms EBF Devoy Stakes (Listed), this Listed race for horses aged four and older promises a thrilling battle over a distance of one mile, two furlongs, and 98 yards (1m 2f 98y) on heavy turf.

The field features a talented group of seven runners, each with a shot at claiming victory. Here’s a closer look at some of the main contenders:

  • Knight To King (9/4), trained by the legendary Dermot Weld, emerges as a leading contender. This useful colt displayed promise last year with a win and a respectable fourth-place finish. Open to further improvement, he shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • Queenstown (4/1), trained by Aidan O’Brien, boasts an impressive pedigree and a recent win in a maiden race. However, the significant jump in class presents a challenge.

  • Serious Challenge (4/1), trained by Jessica Harrington, is another contender. This consistent gelding recently finished a creditable seventh in a handicap race and the return to a longer distance could benefit him.

  • Sunchart (15/2), a veteran gelding trained by A. Slattery, brings experience and past success in Listed races to the table. Though he hasn’t found the winner’s circle often, his consistency makes him a threat.

The heavy track conditions add an element of intrigue. Here are some other horses to watch:

  • La Filomena (4/1), making her yard debut, could surprise with a good run.

  • Alanya (10/1) and Lady Lunette (25/1) are outsiders but could potentially cause an upset.

RACE 4 O’Brien’s Military Poised for Takeoff in Wide-Open Madrid Handicap at Naas

The prestigious Irish Racing Writers Cliff Noone Memorial Madrid Handicap (Premier Handicap) adds another layer of excitement to the afternoon’s racing at Naas Racecourse this Sunday, March 24th. Scheduled for a 1:55 PM post time, the race features twelve three-year-old horses battling it out over a distance of seven furlongs (7f) on heavy turf.

Military (11/2), trained by the ever-present Aidan O’Brien, is the narrow favorite returning from a 155-day layoff. This promising colt boasts a course win and a close third-place finish in a stakes race at Leopardstown. With potential for further improvement, he’s a strong contender in his handicap debut.

Take Me To Church (4/1) comes into the race in winning form, having secured victories at Dundalk and more recently at the same course just 44 days ago. This consistent performer is one to watch closely.

Guildenstern (7/2), another O’Brien trainee this one trained  by Donnacha , displayed significant improvement in his last outing, capturing a maiden race at Leopardstown. Stepping into handicapping for the first time, he remains unexposed and could be a factor.

Duplantis (11/1) shouldn’t be overlooked after an impressive runner-up finish in a similar race at Naas last year.

The heavy track conditions add an element of uncertainty, making the race even more intriguing. Here are some other horses to consider:

  • Bid For Chester (15/2), who showed promise with a close third-place finish at Naas in his latest run.
  • Sluice (10/1), a two-time winner returning from a break, could be a threat if he handles the handicapping.

Race 5 Open Field Lines Up for Competitive Far Above At Compas Stallions Handicap at Naas

The fifth race at Naas Racecourse on Sunday, March 24th promises to be a wide-open contest as sixteen horses go to post for the Far Above At Compas Stallions Handicap. The race will be run over a distance of seven furlongs (7f) on heavy turf due to recent rain.

Spanish Tenor (12/1), trained by Ado McGuinness, could be a contender based on his course and distance win last year. He’s fresh after a long layoff and is one to watch under jockey C.J. MacRedmond.

Mr Rango (11/4), trained by John M. Harney, showed promise with a creditable fourth-place finish in a recent handicap at the Curragh. Stepping back up in trip could suit him.

Zephron (14/1), trained by D. Cullen, enters the race off a career-best win at the Curragh in November over this same distance. If he can replicate that form, he should be competitive.

Janoobi (9/2), trained by G.M. Lyons, is a lightly-raced winner who hasn’t been seen in competition for almost nineteen months. The betting suggests there may be some positive news in his camp, but it’s a wait-and-see approach for this gelding.

Solar Breeze (8/1), trained by Daniel McLoughlin, ran a good second in a handicap at Dundalk last time out. This could be another horse to consider with jockey O. McSweeney on board.

The heavy ground conditions add an element of uncertainty to the race. Here are some other horses with a chance:

  • Verhoyenp6 (12/1) could be a different proposition with cheekpieces refitted.
  • Hurricane Ivor (11/1) has experience at the course and distance.
  • Queenie St Clair (25/1) could challenge if she builds on her maiden win here last year.
  • Fiver Friday (14/1) and Sirjack Thomas (11/1) are outsiders who could improve with recent runs under their belt.

With a large field and various factors at play, the Far Above At Compas Stallions Handicap is a race that’s difficult to predict.

Race  6 Battle for Supremacy in King Of Change At Compas Stallions Handicap at Naas

 This thrilling contest features nine three-year-old horses battling it out over a distance of seven furlongs (7f) on a heavy turf track.

Dark Vipera (3/2) emerges as the early favorite trained by Mrs. J. Harrington. This gelding comes in fresh off a creditable second-place finish in a Curragh handicap just six days ago, demonstrating good race fitness.

Dont Do Dramas (11/2), trained by M. Mulvany, is another contender. A winner at Gowran Park in October, he might benefit significantly from the shorter distance after a recent outing at Dundalk.

Arizona Desert (4/1), trained by A. Murray, cannot be ignored. This gelding boasts a victory at Leicester last year and was respectable in his latest outing at Newcastle. However, a long layoff raises questions about his current form.

Apollo Prince (13/2), trained by E & P Harty, is an intriguing prospect. Though unraced, he displayed promise with a very good fourth-place finish in a recent Galway nursery race.

The heavy track conditions add an element of uncertainty to the race. Here’s a look at some other runners to watch:

  • Sylkiep (12/1): This three-time-raced maiden makes his handicap debut with cheekpieces for the first time.
  • Pandion Power (20/1): Lightly raced with some potential, but needs to improve upon recent efforts.
  • Chou Chou (17/2) and Naisiun (11/1): Both lightly raced maidens with something to prove.
  • Gregorinav (11/1): Needs to find better form after a below-par outing at Dundalk.

Race 7 Wide-Open NSL Investments Handicap at Naas

The seventh race at Naas Racecourse this Sunday, March 24th promises to be a competitive affair. The NSL Investments Handicap, a race for horses aged four and older, will be run over a distance of seven furlongs (7f) on what is expected to be heavy turf due to recent weather.

Thirteen runners will vie for victory, making it a tough race to call. Here’s a look at some of the contenders:

  • Master Garvey (4/1): This Joseph Murray-trained horse showed promise with a third-place finish in a recent handicap at the Curragh over six furlongs. Stepping up in trip could suit him.
  • Atbay (3/1): Though unproven, this horse ran creditably in his return from an eight-month layoff at Dundalk. Given his current rating, he has a chance.
  • Chicago Storm (9/2): Trained by Chris Timmons, Chicago Storm has shown recent improvement, finishing fifth in a handicap at the Curragh. This could be another good run for him.
  • One For Mum (6/1): Returning from a break, One For Mum has been given a good chance by the handicapper based on her past performances.

Several other horses are in the mix, including Angel On Fire (11/1) who recently opened his account at Gowran and The Stray Sod (11/1) who could be dangerous if she improves on her recent form.


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