Preview naas 10th Nov

Fri 9th Nov 2012, 13:40

Hisaabaat has to concede weight all round as he returns to the jumping game in the Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas.

Dermot Weld's charge boasts a similar profile to stablemate Unaccompanied, who won this 12 months ago on the back of a juvenile campaign that yielded a Grade One success and a placed effort in the Triumph Hurdle.

Hisaabaat finished a commendable third on the Flat to blow away any cobwebs recently, although giving away upwards of 7lb to the likes of Pageboy, Gorgeous Sixty and Jezki will be a stiff assignment.

Ned Buntline made Jezki pull out all the stops on his Leopardstown debut and sets a high standard in the Go Racing In Kildare Membership 2013 (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race, in which City Slicker, a 135,000-euro purchase Willie Mullins trains for John Magnier, is more than an interesting opponent.

Teelin Star only made it as far as the first on his introduction to fences and tries to redeem himself in the Arkle 50 Years Anniversary Beginners Chase.

Pat Hughes's exciting prospect has to take on My Murphy, who was a Grade Three novice hurdle winner last term, as well as Noel Meade's useful Texas Jack.

Operating made an encouraging start to his jumping career at Punchestown and attempts to go one better in the Maiden Hurdle, which kick off the fixture at 12.30.

Moscow Chief also strives to open his account over obstacles in the Foley's Antiques Naas Maiden Hurdle, and does so after a successful debut in a Tipperary bumper.

Last-start winners Sands Cove, Like Your Style and Worldor cross swords in the Event Hire At Naas Racecourse Handicap Hurdle, and they tackle Wooly Tom, who didn't do badly against higher-rated rivals at this venue most recently.

There is an open look to the Thoroughbred County Novice Handicap Chase, but the JP McManus pair of Micks and Baby Whizz are well treated compared to their hurdles ratings.

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There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.