Who To Follow At Naas On Sunday - 30/01/22

Naas - January 30 2022
Naas 13:40
Robbie Power

Saint Felicien

J: Robbie Power
T: Gordon Elliott
Age: 5
Weight: 11-7
Days: 71

Saint Felicien is an unexposed type. He's only had the two starts so you can hope there's still plenty more to come from this well bred French import.

He won very easily in a good race in Auteuil on debut and subsequently changed hands and is unbeaten to date.

Latterly he took a hot novice hurdle in stylish fashion, winning by 2 and a quarter lengths, but was value for the winning margin.

His rivals look to have hit their ceiling of ability, whereas this Saint Des Saints gelding can only get better.

Gordon Elliot is in good form and is an expert with a horse of this profile.Looks the one to beat.


Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott has been in some sparkling form this season and can keep that good run going on Sunday with some smart contenders across the big races.

In the first Grade Three event of the afternoon he fields National Hunt Chase favourite Run Wild Fred who looks to be having his last prep run ahead of the Cheltenham festival.

Also in that race he fields Farouk D'Alene for the sam connections who also holds leading form claims in this race.

In the other feature event of the afternoon we get to see the exciting Saint Felicien for just the second time over hurdles, with the Robcour owned youngster one for the future.

In the 2m3f Maiden Hurdle he has Ballykeel who has a live chance and then in the bumper Santonito is looking to getting off the mark having posted two smart seconds.

Jockey To Follow - Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh has some live chances across Sunday afternoon at Naas which could see him in the winners enclosure and for that reason is our horse to follow.

His first big shout of the day is the reliable Darasso in the Grade Three Limestone Lad Hurdle, with the nine year old the highest rated horse in the field.

Another nice runner is Champion Green in the Maiden Hurdle over two miles, although being pulled up last time out he looks a horse that can progress with more experience.

Finally, he sits on the Robert Tyner trained Womalko who was a nice winner at Limerick last time out and has a big chance to back it up here.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing