Harrington’s Bear To Rule The Roost In Naas
There’s some quality action at Naas today on the flat and a few Royal Ascot tickets could be booked, especially in the juvenile races, but Jessica Harrington may have picked the right option for one of her promising flat performers.
Bear To Rule The Roost In Naas
Jessica Harrington had the option of running Brother Bear in the feature Lacken Stakes for three-year-olds but looks to have certainly picked the right option for the son of Kodiac by going for the first of four pattern races on the day.
Brother Bear beat Sioux Nation in a maiden at Leopardstown and he then went on to win the Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh before being unlucky in the Coventry Stakes and although he hasn’t graced the winners enclosure since, his first start back at Naas was encouraging enough.
James Doyle is over for Godolphin’s Ambassadorial and his trainer Mick Halford has two solid chances with Riyazan also but Brother Bear might just be able to pick up a few nice pots this season and…
on this type of quick ground at Naas today we should see him at his best.
Paddy Can Bag The Champagne
Champagne Paddy won a summer bumper last year for Joseph O’Brien but suffered an unfortunate injury after the first hurdle on his hurdling debut in November which looked serious enough. However, the five-year-old is back on track today and might be worth siding with at 8/1 for the concluding bumper.
The Roscommon bumper he won wasn’t the strongest but the runner-up Scheu Time did go on to run to a high enough rating last season over hurdles and in a race where Evan Daly’s valuable 7lbs claim leaves Champagne Paddy taking on non-winners without a penalty he could just be good enough.
O’Brien had a double at Cork on Friday and his horses ran well at Navan yesterday so hopefully…
he can finish the weekend off by winning the finale at Limerick.
Brother Bear – 2.40 Naas
Champagne Paddy – 5.35 Limerick
*Prices correct at time of publication.