Naas Sunday Preview - 19/05/2019

13:35 - Kiss For A Jewel

The opening race on a busy afternoon in Ireland is the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden over a mile, and Kiss For A Jewel can build on her debut second for Dermot Weld last season.

Just the one start as a juvenile saw her finish second-best to Aidan O'Brien's Delphinia, who opened her account for the season when third in a Group Three on her reappearance.

This daughter of Kingman shouldn't be waiting too long for a victory, and has an excellent chance to break her tag at the second time of asking from stall one, with a useful 3lb claimer aboard.

14:05 - Real Force

Real Force will look to double on from his course and distance win here a month ago in the Coolmore Gustav Klimt Race over five furlongs.

Gerard O'Leary's runner won at odds of 25/1 when leading home a 50/1 shot in second, in a race that the market clearly got everything wrong.

Colin Keane takes the ride today for this son of Lethal Force; plenty of speed in the dam side to, and has a lot of qualities to be idolised by the rest of this small field.

Big player.

14:40 - Chessman

The first bit of Listed action is the Owenstown Stud Stakes over seven furlongs, and top weight Chessman will look
to use his recent Navan Listed second to his advantage over his opponents here.

That effort should put him right in the mix on ground and over a trip that should suit, as he attempts to win his first race since making his debut at Kempton for former boss John Gosden.

Never fulfilled his juvenile promise or potential which saw the Champion Trainer let go of him, but at a lower level for a quieter yard, he can carry the flag for Richard O'Brien.

Son of Acclamation should be a worthy candidate.

15:15 - Gossamer Wings

Gossamer Wings looks the one to beat in the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes over the flying five furlongs - the second Listed contest of the afternoon.

Looked all the better for recent seasonal return at Cork and should come on massively - particularly if not missing the kick this time.

Finished good fifth to stablemate Fairyland on the Rowley Mile in September, and is looking for first victory in almost a year which cannot be too far away.

Has a varying form guide in the book, and time to add a few more one's to the list.

15:50 - So Wonderful

So Wonderful - not to be confused with Just Wonderful who ran in the 1,000 Guineas, was just denied by Peace Charter in a course and distance fillies maiden last time out, and the pair could dominate again.

Just half-a-length the gap, our selection can overturn the result despite racing off level weights, especially if getting more prominent early on.

That being said, she did move well going into third two furlongs from the finish, but just could not see it out when headed by the Ger Lyons runner in the final strides.

Represents a top stable, and should go well again.

16:25 - So Perfect

Aidan O'Brien and Ballydoyle could have another savoury afternoon should So Perfect take the Group Three Goffs Lacken Stakes over six furlongs, again in the hands of Ryan Moore.

The three-year-old filly out of Scat Daddy finished a very narrow third on her reappearance at Newbury, when beating by Dandhu who went onto run in the Guineas.

She also finished a close third in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in September, so carries the best form in the book amongst these.

Must show it to best effect now, and return to winning ways for the first time in what will be five starts.

17:00 - Boston Bruin

Boston Bruin looks very well treated for trainer Jessica Harrington in the Royal Ascot Trials At Naas Handicap over seven furlongs.

Three starts as a juvenile saw her progress into a couple of placed finishes after fourth on debut at the Curragh.

She ended the season a decent third in a maiden on the all-weather, before striking on return to the turf at Cork when all out under Shane Foley.

Keeps to seven for now, and chance for a repeat success.

17:35 - Eastern Racer

Eastern Racer can take the finale - the Thank You Tom Ryan Handicap, and the seven-year-old can say thank you to his opposition, if coming back home in front again.

Denis Hogan's experienced runner was just nabbed away from another win at Cork earlier this month, which sadly did not see him replicate his Dundalk victory - albeit that was on the all-weather.

Chopping and changing between the artificial surface and the grass and despite not always being straightforward, he did make a fine transition last time back on the turf and will hope to gather some momentum going forward now.

Trainer in useful nick, and has the services of a decent claimer aboard.

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