Naas Saturday Preview

12:00 - Embittered

A bumper field of 25 go to post for this maiden hurdle over two miles and we've sided with Joseph O'Brien's five year old Embittered.

He wasn't beaten far when fourth in the Grade One bumper at the Punchestown Festival and that form has worked out very nicely, with the second and third both already hurdle winners this season.

It's a big field but this is an ideal opportunity for the son of Fame and Glory to get off to a winning hurdles start.

13:05 - Cilaos Emery

A select field of five line up for this Grade two chase over 2 miles and we've sided with the Willie Mullins trained Cilaos Emery.

We haven't seen him since winning a beginners chase in January, where he was an impressive enough winner. He had Impact Factor in behind him who has won a good handicap since and in third was Duc Des Genievres, the eventual Arkle winner, so that form is very strong.

That run was after more than a year off so he has clearly had his issues but goes well fresh and can begin to make up for lost time by starting the season with a win here.

14:50 - Longhouse Poet

This maiden hurdle sees 16 take each other on over 2 miles 3 furlongs and Marin Brassil's Longhouse Poet catches the eye.

After winning a point to point, he made an immediate impact under rules by winning a bumper at the Punchestown Festival, staying on strongly at the end.

There could be a lot more to come from unexposed five year old and he could reach serious heights this season and get off to a good start here.

15:25 - Tornado Flyer

An intriguing beginners chase as a maximum field of 18 go over 2 miles, 3 furlongs and we fancy another Willie Mullins winner in the shape of Tornado Flyer.

He only had the three hurdle starts as a novice last season but always shaped as a chaser, last seen finishing fourth in the Grade One Champion Novice at Punchestown.

He was behind an impressive winner in Reserve Tank and Cheltenham Festival winner Eglantine Du Seuil whilst he also finished ahead of Ballymore winner City Island.

He was a Grade One bumper winner and looks a natural chaser and can start with a win here.

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