Timeform Irish SmartPlays: All's Well for Oscar

Naas plays host to racing on Monday.

The weather has claimed all three scheduled meetings in the UK but Timeform are on hand to suggest three bets at Naas this afternoon...

"Courtncatcher is right at the top of his game, prevailing again at Gowran last time under hands and heels ride at finish."

Oscars Well (13:45) showed smart form as a novice and can make the most of the 5 lb he receives from last season's dual Grade 2 winner Twinlight. Grand Annual hero Alderwood looks best of the rest. The eight-year-old hasn't quite matched his hurdling exploits since being sent chasing, for all that he finished runner-up in a trio of Grade 1 contests, but he is arguably best in at the weights and ought to capitalise. 

Courtncatcher (15:15) continues to go from strength to strength and can notch up another success. Jennies Jewel and Sarabad are just 2 of a host of dangers in a handicap that it will probably pay to follow in the coming months. The selection is right at the top of his game, prevailing again at Gowran last time under hands and heels ride at finish. Remains of plenty of interest.

Hop In is well handicapped if ready to go on reappearance, but a safer bet looks to be Montrel (15:45) who was unlucky to bump into one last time (pair clear). Run 'N' Jump is another to consider. Montrel posted an improved effort over hurdles when third at Sligo, has run well on the Flat since and was unlucky to bump into one in the aforementioned affair. Up 6 lb for that, but looks a big player.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
Back Oscars Well in the 13:45
Back Courtnatcher in the 15:15
Back Montrel in the 15:45

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