Lucky 15 The Order Of The Day At Naas
On a tricky day of action at Naas there could be some each-way value to look out for on Beresford Stakes day and maybe an each-way Lucky 15 could make it an enjoyable afternoon.
Market moves in the opener will prove to be the best guide in the opening maiden and while Ballydoyle newcomers don’t have a sterling record of winning first time out, it could be worth taking a chance on Cypress Creek.
Ryan Moore rides James Cook which obviously suggests he is the stable preference but Cypress Creek is a full brother to Irish Derby and English St Leger winner Capri so a testing seven-furlongs at Naas…
might see him make a positive debut.
It’s a big day for Brendan Duke at Naas as he runs his stable star Warm The Voice in the Beresford Stakes but it is another two-year-old of Duke’s, The Broghie Man, who can outrun his odds of around 12/1 in the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race.
The Broghie Man remains a maiden but has ran with credit in two previous maidens and a valuable sales race at the Curragh a fortnight ago. His experience can stand him well for this competitive race in which he gets an allowance for being a maiden but still looks value.
Denis Hogan’s Tithonus has plenty of weight to contend with in the Joe McGrath Handicap but Killian Hennessy’s valuable 5lbs claim can give the consistent six-year-old every chance here.
A three time winner over the distance, Tithonus hasn’t managed to score in two outings at Naas and this will require a career best effort but he ran a blinder at York on his penultimate start and wasn’t disgraced in a big handicap at the Curragh over six-furlongs the last day…
but his return to the minimum trip on this ground can yield success.
Again the ground could be key in the finale where Canary Row drops in class from listed company for a handicap for Patrick Prendergast and similarly to Tithonus, his weight is reduced by a promising claimer with Dylan Hogan taking 7lbs off.
Canary Row was outclassed behind Riven Light at Listowel but he did win a listed race at Killarney prior to that and with a number of these runners having doubts about the soft to heavy ground, Canary Row can take full advantage from a decent draw.
Cypress Creek (9/1) – 2.00 Naas
The Broghie Man (4/1) – 3.30 Naas
Tithonus – 4.30 (7/2) Naas
Canary Row (9/2) – 5.30 Naas
*Prices correct at time of publication.