Timeform Shortlist: Naas, Sunday February 25

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1.40 Cavan Developments Home Builder Supporting Killarney GAA Maiden Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
118p 19. WHISPERINTHEBREEZE Mrs J. Harrington Robbie Power
117p 9. AT YOUR EASE A. L. T. Moore Barry Geraghty
114p 11. CREZIC Gordon Elliott Davy Russell

Analyst's Verdict:
Whisperinthebreeze shaped well when third on hurdles debut at Gowran last month, and normal improvement should see him at least go close here. Crezic and At Your Ease are both open to progress also, and head the dangers in a big-field maiden hurdle.


2.10 Paddy Power Betting Shops Rated Novice Hurdle 2m3f

Timeform Top Rated:
139 6. PETE SO HIGH Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
136+ 2. URADEL W. P. Mullins D. E. Mullins
134 1. MINELLA FAIR Noel Meade Sean Flanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
Contingency lost her unbeaten record over hurdles, yet still showed improved form when third in a competitive mares' handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month and she is narrowly selected to get back to winning ways. Pete So High, in receipt of weight all round and Uradel are next best.


2.40 Whatoddspaddy? Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B) 2½m

Timeform Top Rated:
154 4. TOUT EST PERMIS M. F. Morris Rachael Blackmore
151 2. SUTTON MANOR Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
149+ 5. FITZHENRY Paul Nolan Barry Geraghty

Analyst's Verdict:
Fitzhenry has really got his act together of late, opening his chase account at Thurles prior to a fine second over hurdles at Fairyhouse 6 weeks ago. The handicapper has had his say but his upwardly mobile profile suggests he's one to be interested in again. Tout Est Permis back over fences and Sutton Manor are others to consider.


3.10 Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
150p 2. IMPACT FACTOR Mrs J. Harrington Robbie Power
149 6. MAKITORIX W. P. Mullins D. J. Mullins
148 1. HARDLINE Gordon Elliott Davy Russell

Analyst's Verdict:
Impact Factor can give Jessica Harrington back-to-back wins in this Grade 2. He's made a cracking start over hurdles and looks up to this test. Gordon Elliott has a very strong hand, Hardline of particular interest having won 3 times since October, including at listed level a fortnight ago.


3.45 Paddy's Rewards Chase (Grade 3) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
175 5. DOCTOR PHOENIX Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
168 1. BALL D'ARC Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
160 4. AMERICAN TOM W. P. Mullins D. J. Mullins

Analyst's Verdict:
Doctor Phoenix has proved better than ever this season and this looks a good opportunity for him to record a first Graded success. His stablemate Ball d'Arc may emerge as the chief threat.


4.15 Ardstone Homes Supporting Killarney GAA Handicap Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
132 9. BACK BAR Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
131 4. CHATEAUNEUF DU PAP Ellmarie Holden Rachael Blackmore
128 12. GOLDEN JEWEL Edward Cawley C. D. Timmons (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Sparky Stowaway was backed at long odds and showed improved form to land a big-field Leopardstown handicap on Boxing Day and, given he remains low mileage, could well have more to offer. Stowaway Forever may reverse recent placings with Mick The Boyo, while Back Bar and Chateauneuf Du Pap aren't dismissed lightly either.


4.45 Jordan's Centra Supporting Killarney GAA Handicap Chase 3m

Timeform Top Rated:
136 4. SWINGBRIDGE Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
134 1. BILKO Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
133 11. TAKE THE CASH Andrew McNamara B. J. Cooper

Analyst's Verdict:
Swingbridge is going through a good spell at the moment, and there's no reason to think he won't continue to run well back over fences. Oscar Lantern and Take The Cash both arrive in form and are others to consider.


5.15 Paddy Power Acca Insurance (Pro/Am) I.N.H. Flat 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
121 1. CAREFULLY SELECTED W. P. Mullins Mr P. W. Mullins
112+ 5. GALLANT JOHN JOE Oliver McKiernan Mr J. J. Codd
106p 2. INVINCIBLE CAVE Gordon Elliott Ms L. O'Neill (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Willie Mullins has taken this with a couple of good ones in recent years and Carefully Selected looks the one to beat this time after an impressive display at Leopardstown. Invincible Cave looks the danger, though it will be interesting to see if any market support comes for Alpine Cobra with his yard having landed gambles with their last 3 bumper runners in the last fortnight.


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