Naas Sunday Preview - 05/01/20

12:50 - Good Thyne Tara

Naas host a superb card on Sunday and it starts with a Mares Beginners Chase over two miles and the Willie Mullins trained Good Thyne Tara looks the one to beat.

She has been a smart horse for her trainer placing and also winning some nice events last season over hurdles and now going over the bigger obstacles could be even smarter.

She made her chase debut at Thurles finishing a good second behind the late Sinoria for Henry De Bromhead and that form reads pretty well.

13:20 - Cash Back

We are looking for a quick-fire double at Naas in the first two races for Willie Mullins and the master trainer holds two chances in the race and we like the one at the bigger price.

Cash Back was superb on debut over fences a Navan seeing off a decent field of novice chasers to land a decent contest that has been won by future stars in the past.

The eight year old has been lightly raced for the trainer but was also a smart hurdles horse and overall looks to be underrated in this market which makes him a nice bet.

13:50 - Allardyce

A horse for fans of the football manager but we like the look of Allardyce in the two mile Handicap Chase and this eight year old heads into the contest with some decent form.

Starting the season in September at Roscommon he obviously needed the run as he was less than impressive but after that got off the mark for the season at Gowran in heavy conditions.

He was solid again at Leopardstown ion Boxing Day when third in a 16 runner Handicap Chase just fading towards the end not handling the slight up in trip and now at his proven two miles he should give another good account.

14:20 - Envoi Allen

The race of the day at Naas on Sunday is the Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle over two mile four furlongs and Envoi Allen is tackling this trip for the first time in his career.

Envoi Allen is unbeaten in all seven of his contests which include a point to point, four bumper wins including the Grade One Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham festival and since his switch to hurdles he has swept the field aside on two occasions.

His latest win over hurdles came in the Grade One Royal Bond Novices Hurdle at Fairyhouse over two miles and many punters have been speculating what race he will head to at the festival but now stepping up to the Ballymore distance it looks as if Gordon Elliott has made his mind up.

It will be another huge test for the five year old but he is already looking like one of the bankers at the Cheltenham festival and landing this contest should be a formality.

14:50 - Pencilfulloflead

The final selection from us at Naas on Sunday comes in the Maiden Hurdle over two miles and the Gordon Elliott trained Pencilfulloflead looks very interesting.

This six year old started this season in a bumper at Down Royal and under a huge gamble landed the contest nicely to look a strong contender for the Champion Bumper.

Again he went to Navan in another bumper but this time was less than impressive finishing fourth in a field of seven and that has now sparked Elliott to try him over hurdles.

This is expected to bring more out of him and could be a piece of training genius.

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