Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday 24 February

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There is jumps racing from Naas on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Naas on Sunday...

"...found only the very promising Envoi Allen too strong in a listed event at Navan 70 days ago..."

Timeform on Envoi Allen

CHOSEN MATE - 15:00 Naas

CHOSEN MATE improved on his debut win when second in a listed hurdle at Punchestown two weeks ago, just unable to concede 7 lb to a tough mare on a similar upward trajectory, and he looks sure to take all the beating for the Gordon Elliott yard that has won two of the last three renewals of this race. Jetez and Milan Native head the list of dangers.

CURIOUS TIMES - 16:05 Naas

CURIOUS TIMES showed much improved form to get off the mark at Down Royal last time, asserting close home to beat a subsequent winner by nearly three lengths (pair clear). On that evidence, he looks on a fair mark back in handicap company and is taken to follow up in an open heat, with Ming Dynasty, Wait Here and Dark Decade just three of several dangers.

MIDNIGHT RUN - 17:05 Naas

MIDNIGHT RUN found only the very promising Envoi Allen too strong in a listed event at Navan 70 days ago and is a confident selection to resume winning ways here, with nothing of that rival's calibre amongst the opposition. Fellow-bumper winner Column of Fire was brought down over hurdles last time and is feared most back in this sphere.

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