Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Days Hotel to regain winning thread at Naas

There's good national hunt prizes to be won at Naas this afternoon

Naas hosts a good national hunt card this afternoon and Timeform's Irish team highlight another three win selections....

"...Days Hotel looks well worth another chance this afternoon."

Beneficial Spirit was out of the wilderness when landing a handicap chase at this course last month, and he then backed that up in no uncertain terms by chasing home Tennis Cap in a handicap hurdle over this course and distance last time. The form of that race could hardly have worked out any better, with the first, third and fourth all winning next time out and, given he is only 3 lb higher for that effort this afternoon, a bold bid is expected.  

The Grade 2 novice hurdle at 15:35 looks a cracking race for it's type, but Defy Logic stands out more than most as the potential winner. Paul Nolan's charge got off the mark at the second attempt in bumpers, but created an excellent impression on his hurdling debut when landing the odds in a maiden at Fairyhouse earlier this month by 34 lengths from Raise Hell, travelling strongly and in control a long way. This is a significant step up in grade, but he is an exciting prospect and looks worth supporting to come out on top. 

Days Hotel showed fairly useful at his best over hurdles, but he has already proven himself a much better chaser, showing smart form when landing the Hilly Way Chase at Cork on his reappearance from Realt Dubh. Henry de Bromhead's gelding lost his unbeaten record over fences when fourth to Quito de La Roque in the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles last time, but he was still going well when making a chance-ending mistake four out and he looks well worth another chance this afternoon.                               

Recommended Bets:

Back Beneficial Spirit in the 15:05
Back Defy Logic in the 15:35
Back Days Hotel in the 16:10

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