Bank On Moore Winners At Naas On Sunday
There’s some quality action at Naas on Sunday and there could be some Royal Ascot clues on offer as the unbeaten Group 1 winner Caravaggio makes his return.
Moore Winners For Ryan
Caravaggio is hard to oppose in the feature Lacken Stakes but on his seasonal debut he wouldn’t be a horse to be backing at such short odds and some punters may prefer to take the 4/1 available with BoyleSports for the Commonwealth Cup as victory on Sunday would surely see those odds shortened.
Earlier in the card Ryan Moore will ride Whitecliffsofdover in the Owenstown Stud Stakes and while he too is sure to be a short-priced favourite, he looks pretty bombproof for Aidan O’Brien.
A winner at Newmarket last month, the course and distance winner didn’t make the Guineas team for England or France but…
the conditions of this race see him get allowances from the older contingent and on ratings he comes out well on top.
So if ever there looks to be a good bet at odds-on, Whitecliffsofdover appears hard to look beyond.
Smullen In For A Treat
Champion jockey Pat Smullen has teamed up with trainer Sheila Lavery to some success over the years and Smullen is a notable booking on the filly Truffles in the penultimate race at Naas on Sunday.
The daughter of Irish Guineas winner Canford Cliffs is having her second start of the season and although well beaten on her reappearance at Gowran Park, she can be expected to come on for that outing and…
this impressive Fairyhouse maiden winner can return to winning ways off what looks a reasonable mark of 85.
Truffles was thrown into listed company at the end of last season but that looked a bit beyond her then and the wetter the better for this filly who will appreciate any rain that falls.
Sounds Like More Sweet Winners
The Naas card is a difficult one to find decent-priced propositions and although the racecourse once had the reputation of being ‘the punters’ graveyard’ the track is now attracting much more quality.
Sweet Sounds can hopefully maintain her unbeaten record in the finale. The three-year-old only handicap sees the Ger Lyons-trained filly give weight away to all bar one of her rivals with Escape Clause also having top weight in the race but Sweet Sounds represents a yard bang in form and she looks capable of taking the next step up after two wins as a juvenile.
When Sweet Sounds won the second of her two races last year, Lyons admitted he had a bit of a concern of his string at the time but she still came good and after a long winter break the hope is that she can develop and improve again and the last race at Naas on Sunday could a stepping stone to listed company for Sweet Sounds.
Whitecliffsofdover (4/5) – 2.40 Naas
Truffles (10/1) – 4.45 Naas
Sweet Sounds (5/2) – 5.15 Naas
*Prices correct at time of publication.