On Wednesday Naas showed off the Grade One Lawlor Of Naas Novice Hurdle and Bob Olinger for Henry De Bromhead firmly put his name into the hat for the Ballymore after a dominating performance.
Having been an electric bumper horse, this season he was sent back to Gowran Park for his hurdles debut when him and Champion Bumper winner Ferny Hollow breezed away from the rest of the pack and he narrowly finished runner up behind the Cheveley Park horse.
He was then stepped up in trip at Navan in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f and he was an emphatic winner of the race beating a minor field by 14 lengths.
He took on his toughest test on Wednesday when running in his first black type event and he stayed ever inch of the trip to win easily.
This has seen him go from 12/1 into 5/1 with some firms and he looks the most likely challenger to current favourite Bravemansgame.