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12:30 Naas Racecard - 10th November 2018

12:30 Naas
Poplar Square Chase (Grade 3)
  • 4YO plus, 5 Runners
  • Winner £19,987, 2nd £6,175, 3rd £2,924, 4th £1,300, 5th £487
  • Distance 2m
  • Going Good to yielding-good in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Footpad R Walsh W P Mullins 6 yrs, 11-12 198 Form: 3/11111-
6 Tips
Has won five hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase when 2-5fav in the Group 1 Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown over 2m (yielding - soft) in April, beating Optimus Prime by 12l.
Saint Calvados G Sheehan H Whittington 5 yrs, 11-10 242 Form: 16/1114- Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 11-4 behind Footpad when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 2m (heavy) in March.
Arkwrisht Rachael Blackmore Joseph P O'Brien 8 yrs, 11-1 222 Form: 2F4076- He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 2m 6f on good - yielding and heavy ground. Finished 12l behind General Principle when sixth of 30 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Fairyhouse over 3m 5f (heavy) in April.
Blue Empyrean A Ring R K Watson 8 yrs, 11-1 7 Form: 113P-P6 He has won a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good - yielding to soft - heavy. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Snow Falcon when last of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 MyCarNeedsA.com Chase at Down Royal over 2m 3f (good - yielding).
Tycoon Prince J W Kennedy G Elliott 8 yrs, 11-1 198 Form: 21FP9P- Winner of a hurdle race, three NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Pulled up 2 out when 16-1 at Punchestown over 2m (yielding - soft) in a chase won by Cadmium in April on his latest outing.
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Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
6 Tips
6 Tips
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • Sam Walker RP Ratings (IRE)
  • Alan Hewison SPOTLIGHT
  • The Irish Sun
The Sportsman's Verdict
FOOTPAD was unbeaten in the novice chase division last season landing four Grade 1s in the process and it is hard to see the six-year-old's impressive run over fences come to an end here. A winner at all the major festivals last season, he had Saint Calvados well held in the Arkle at Cheltenham and with the good ground unlikely to suit Harry Whittington's five-year-old, it's unlikely he'll be able to bridge the 54-length deficit here. Another comfortable victory could be on the cards for Willie Mullins' son of Creachadoir. The Gigginstown pair, Arkwrisht and Tycoon Prince, look best placed to fight it out for the minor money.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Footpad
2nd Tycoon Prince
3rd Saint Calvados
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