Moscow And Felix Square Up Again At Naas

Sun 2nd Nov 2014, 09:04

Moscow Mannon winning at Naas earlier this year
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Naas plays host to a good quality seven-race jumps card with Moscow Mannon and Felix Yonger set to clash in the feature Grade Three Poplar Square Chase.

The duo met at the Punchestown Festival in May, with Moscow Mannon finishing just over three lengths ahead of Felix Yonger in what was a Grade One contest.< Moscow Mannon was second there, half a length off the winner God's Own, while Felix Yonger finished fourth.

Ludo Et Emergo was impressive when winning at Limerick in April and he is an interesting contender, while Mount Colah and Kates Benefit complete the line-up.

The Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle looks a competitive affair with the consistent Give Me A Break sure to prove popular with punters.

Solita has won her last two and she should give a good account of herself with Luke Dempsey taking a valuable 7lb off, while top-weight Owega Star, Followmeuptocarlow and handicap debutants Shantou Ed and Fort Smith are others with leading claims.

Taglietelle has been in great form of late and he bids for his fourth win in a row in the Hospitality At Naas Racecourse Hurdle, in which Plinth, Macnicholson and Ttebbob will provide stiff opposition.

Utmost Zeal, Phil's Magic and Little Haarth look the three to focus on in the opening Follow Us On Facebook Maiden Hurdle, while it will be interesting to see how banks specialist Sizing Australia gets on in the Naas Annual Membership Handicap Hurdle.

The Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase looks a fascinating contest as Lieutenant Colonel, Minella Foru and Sizing Granite take each other on.

The Willie Mullins-trained Kate Appleby Shoes finished second on her debut at Fairyhouse last December and she looks a major player in the concluding Go Racing In Kildare Membership (Pro/Am) Flat Race, with Dallas Cowboy, Moscow Magic and newcomer Aengus others to take note of.

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