Former Grade 1 winner Tranquil Sea bids to get back to winning ways when he lines up in the Grade 2 paddypower.com Chase at Naas on Sunday. The ten year old is trained by Edward O’Grady, who said,’ the plan is to run and I hope that he runs well. ’O’Grady expects to be represented in the Grade 2 Woodlands Park 100 Nas Na Riogh Chase and said,’ I have two entered, (Shot From The Hip and Slieveardagh) and the intention is that one or both will run,’
Colm Murphy is hoping for a big run from Zaarito who goes back over fences in the paddypower.com Chase. ‘Nothing went right for him the last day (over hurdles) at Leopardstown. It was a non event – he missed the break and he was always playing catch up. He has come out of that race fine. He hasn’t done a lot of racing so far this season and that might stand to him on Sunday. ’Murphy will also saddle Gates Of Rome in the Grade 2 Woodlands Park 100 Nas Na Riogh Chase and remarked,’ it is all about his jumping. If that goes well, he should run a big race. He wasn’t winning out of turn the last day. We know that he likes Naas and the soft ground, so if he puts in a good round of jumping, he should run a big race.’
Noel Meade may run the exciting Fickle Fortune in the Paddy Power Mobile Pro Am Flat Race. The daughter of Heron Island looked very special when she ran out an impressive winner of a bumper at Down Royal earlier this month and Meade said,’ she may run – we haven’t decided just yet and we’ll make up our minds later on in the week.’ Regarding Texas Jack, who holds and entry in the Grade 2 paddypower.com Novice Hurdle Meade said,’ we’ll see how he is later in the week, but he is as possible runner at this stage.’
Willie Mullins holds a strong hand on Sunday and said,’ numerically, we don’t have that many entered, but I’d like to think that we’ll have a runner in the three Graded races. ‘Blazing Tempo is our only entry in the paddypower.com Chase and she might run. We have two (Champagne Fever and The Paparazzi Kid) in the bumper and I’d say one of them will run.’He concluded,’ we have a few options in the novice hurdle (Felix Younger, Hats And Heels and The Bosses Cousin) and I’d say that we’ll more than likely have a runner, but it would be too early to say at this stage, which one of them will turn up.’
General Admission is €15 and includes a FREE €5 bookie voucher. Also, FREE admission for u-18’s and students (u-26) with valid ID.
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