Naas Listed Mares Chase Guide

1. Baie Des Illes

Trainer - Ross O'Sullivan

Jockey -

Last of the finishers in the Grand National last season - but was badly hampered at the second Valentine's, the grey mare drops in grade and dramatically in trip to get her campaign back on track.

Suffered in stamina tests in France over the summer along with the Welsh Grand National latest when seen pulling up at Chepstow, but does hold good form in her early days over this distance - particularly at Auteuil.

The worse the conditions, the better, but a big weight to carry.

2. Presenting Mahler

Trainer - John Patrick Ryan

Jockey -

Continues her chasing exploits with five runs since December, but not really been a figure in any of them.

Lowered to only now be 1lb higher than her last victory at Listowel in September, and being back on this workable mark should mean she is in with a fairer chance.

Heavily raced, it looks as though others may have more attractive profiles.

3. Synopsis

Trainer - Gordon Elliott

Jockey -

Gordon Elliott has been in the news for the wrong reasons this week, but he can turn a new leaf over in the feature race at Naas with two good looking chances - firstly with the 7yo Synopsis.

Something clearly amiss last time in Listed Company over slightly further at Huntingdon, but she had recorded a smart victory under the Champion Jockey at Cheltenham in a Mares Qualifier the time before.

Some good form in the book as well over the distance in the past, and in with a good chance if bouncing back.

4. Teacher's Pet

Trainer - JP Dempsey

Jockey -

Neck second over 2m5f at Thurles almost three weeks ago saw her boost the Punchestown form from early January.

Drops back to two miles for the first time since well behind at Navan back in November, so the cut back in distance would be a cause for concern.

Hard to fancy with plenty of noughts and letters in the form guide, but could spring up a surprise.

5. Echoes Of Family

Trainer - Edward P Harty

Jockey -

Just the three runs in her career - now heading for her second Chase, and has some interesting history to look into.

Finished eighth to Joseph O'Brien's subsequent Grade One runner-up Rhinestone on debut in a maiden hurdle, before an education on the flat at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Then instantly moved up to fences where she was certainly felt the heat behind former Mullins star Meri Devie in a Beginners Chase, and has been forced to learn quickly.

Possibly out of depth in Listed company.

6. Miss Titanic

Trainer - RK Watson

Jockey -

An absolute mountain to climb it would seem, almost as big as the iceberg that.. we will stop there.

Three attempts, three early exits, no joy whatsoever. One start for her new trainer after making the switch from France, and was never really a factor.

This one could be falling off the back of the telly.

7. Mrs Lovett

Trainer - Gordon Elliott

Jockey -

Mrs Lovett was a long way behind in this company over 2m4f at Warwick over Christmas, but her best form has been back in Ireland.

A number of fine efforts, most recently there winning at both Fairyhouse and Thurles in lower grades.

Definitely worth another chance, and looks a big player.

8. Pravalaguna

Trainer - Willie Mullins

Jockey -

A smart winner at Limerick in a Beginners Chase definitely deserves her chance in a Listed contest this weekend.

That was her second start over fences after a somewhat encouraging debut at Killarney, having ended her hurdling career in good style at Punchestown last April.

Highly progressive, and open to further improvement.

Big danger.