Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Sunday; Aibrean in the Naas 2.30. Compare odds and bet.
Naas stages a decent card on Sunday, with the pick of the action being the Grade 2 Slaney Novice Hurdle and the 2m-novice chase.
Many will be looking to Willie Mullins to provide them with a short-priced double in those events, courtesy of Champion Bumper winner Briar Hill and Mozoltov (both were trading at 1-2 last night), and both races should be watched closely with later in the season in mind.
Mullins saddles Chiltern Hills in the mares’ beginners’ chase, but she is taken on with Aibrean (2:30) who represents in-form trainer, Stuart Crawford, who has saddled 6 winners from 11 runners since Boxing Day.
The 10-year-old shaped well in a decent handicap hurdle when returning to action recently and also showed promise on the second of her chase starts last season, when runner-up to the useful Upsilon Bleu at Carlisle in March.
A former winning pointer and a three-times scorer over hurdles, the daughter of Winged Love certainly has races in her over fences, despite her advancing years, and this looks a good opportunity, especially with her stable in such good form.
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Grade 1 winning jockeys Nick Scholfield and Jane Mangan provide readers with their horses to follow
Last years results included:
* Leading Prospects, Arvika Ligeonniere (x3), Boston Bob, Captain Conan (x3), Champagne Fever (x2 inc Supreme Novices’ Hurdle), Glens Melody, Melodic Rendezvous, Simonsig (Arkle) & Un Atout won 13 Grade 1 novice contests between them
* My Tent Or Yours won 4 times including the Betfair Hurdle and the Top Novices’ at Aintree
* Stable Round-Up included Neptune winner The New One, Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Court Minstrel and David Pipe’s Dynaste of whom it read “could follow the Grands Crus path of last year, starting in the Steel Plate And Sections before he is readied for the Feltham” – he won both races and also scored at Aintree in April
* Across The Sea – Mount Benbulben 14/1 winner of the Grade 1 novice chase at the Punchestown Festival
* Under The Hammer – horses featured in this section included Champion Bumper winner Briar Hill (25/1) and The Liquidator, who won the equivalent Grade 1 at Punchestown – this section has been greatly increased for 2013-14