17:00 Naas

With 19 set to go to post for this handicap hurdle describing it as “competitive” would be an understatement.

Cases can be made for a plethora of the entrants but I’m hoping, at a current price of 25/1 Call A Cab could spring a surprise. The eight year old has run well enough in a few starts this season in equally large fields and now finds himself on a decent mark. He finished third of 25 in the JLT at Punchestown a few seasons back which looks like solid form considering he finished ahead of the likes of Lareena. He’ll need to improve upon his recent efforts but back at a course he’s done pretty well at before I expect Mark Walsh’s mount to outrun his massive price tag.

Short priced favourite Aaron’s Day is worthy of his spot at the head of the market and with a course and distance victory under his belt is likely to make the frame.

You Say Nothing aims for a three timer after racking up back to back victories and handicap debutant Living’s Boy An Co is worth a mention and double figure odds.

Also worth noting is course and distance winner Conright Boy who wasn’t far away when fourth here two starts back and may sneak a place once more.


written by Rory Paddock