Peoples Nap Choices
Fairyhouse – Soft to Heavy

2.20 – Chase – Grade 2 Class 1 – 2m 1f

Ball D’arc – C/D winner by 9 lengths from Pairofbrowneyes, followed that up with a brace of Grade 3 Class 1 wins including last time out in a 4 horse contest at Naas over 2m 4f – 13/8

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Ascot – Good

3.05 – Novice Chase – Class 3 – 2m 5f 8y

Present Man – C/D winner who has won two class 3 events. Won at Doncaster in a Grade 2 Class 14 runner contest, drops in class after a poor run in a Grade 1 Class 1novice chase at Kempton on Boxing day – 10/3

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Doncaster – Good to Soft

3.55 – Conditions Stakes – Class 2- 1m 4f

Chemical Charge – The 5 year old Sea the Stars chestnut horse has been most consistant, won on both starts for Ralph Beckett before joining Ger Lyons in Ireland, where 2nd place finishes have been regular in Grade 3 & a class 1 listed event. Re joined Ralph Beckett & has again finished runner up in both runs including last time out in a Class 1 Listed race -5/2

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Saturday’s Results 

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Peoples Nap(Saturday) – Rock of America – 2nd…..

.Charlie’s Results 

.Nimr – Held up at the rear and found nothing when asked 3f out and was a loss.

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.Silverhow – Held up by Nico in midfield before chasing leader 2 from home closed down after the last but had to settle for 2nd beaten a length by Classic Tune who was 66-1 and is another loss.

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.Pull The Cord – Had every chance until blundering the last settled for 2nd some 14 length behind eventual winner Some Buckle and is another loss.

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.A frustrating day with all 3 of my selections losing although two 2nds wasn’t enough for profit is still a positive to take onto Sunday.

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.Charlie’s Sunday Selections

Cork 2.05 

Gymkhana 7-2 -French purchase for 21,000gns made UK debut last Sunday at Naas over this trip on soft to heavy ground for Ger Lyons .Showed a great turn of foot to win and if in same mood in this slightly tougher race could be the one to be on.

Win Advised

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Fairyhouse 3.30 

Bleu Berry 11-4 – Has won last 2 races since returning from almost a year off the track. Has displayed some sloppy jumping in both races he has won but should still have the ability to see off this field with a better round of jumping.

Win Advised

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Ascot 3.40 

Ardmayle 9-2 – Has won last 2 chases first at Leicester over 2m 4f on heavy ground then at Lingfield over 2m on soft ground ,both times he won with plenty in hand is 12lb higher than he was for first of those wins, but could still have further progress if handling the extra weight.

Win Advised

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A few of note for Sunday –

Doncaster – 2.45 – Maiden(Div2) – Class 5 – 7f

Dream Castle – Frankel colt, who makes debut for S.Bin Suroor & is Goldolphin owned. Holds an Irish 2,000 Guineas entry

Cork – Heavy

3.10 – Maiden – 3YO Only – 7f

Venezuela – Galileo colt, trained by Aiden O’Brien who was 2nd by 1/2 length over 1m on debut back in June & holds a Irish 2,000 Guineas Entry

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4.20 – Zelaniya – Dermot Weld trained & raced 7 days ago when a 3 length 3rd over 7f, back over tip won at last season at Gowran

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4.55 – Apprentice Handicap – 1m 100y

Bay Hill – Had a 2m hurdle race as a pipe opener, when a tailed off last, back to 1m where has won on 2nd run of the last 2 season’s over 1m, Ana O’Brien rides

.Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to keep you busy until races start.The People’s Nap will be updated when voting closes.

In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners.

…Good Luck…

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