It’s The Start of the Irish Flat Season!

Good morning all,

Horse racing is continuing behind closed doors in Ireland but who knows for how much longer.

Today see's the start of the turf flat season at Naas not that it really matters given the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a shortened Monday column, I have had a look at some of today’s races and have three selections which you can find inside.

Monday Racing


The going is heavy for today’s seven race card.

3:00 – Titanium Sky won a Leopardstown maiden first time up last April so we know she goes well fresh. The 4-year-old ended last season when seeming not to stay 1m at Dundalk in November. Drop back to 6f is a bit of an unknown, as is heavy ground but a useful 5lb apprentice has been booked for the ride and the filly looks to be on competitive mark for her return to handicap company.

Selection: Titanium Sky – each way

3:30 – Camachita won a 7f maiden at Dundalk in October, and then wasn’t disgraced when finishing 4th of 5 in a Group 3 at Leopardstown. Back in handicap company today she looks on a workable mark based on her Dundalk success. Danny Sheehy takes a useful 5lb off the filly’s back which is another positive.

Selection: Camachita – each way

4:30 – Cerro Bayo, trained by Jim Bolger who has won this race three times since 2009, has each way claims in this Group 3 contest.  The 4-year-old won her only start last season, a Roscommon maiden in August, overcoming greenness in the process. Handled soft ground well enough that day and although she drops back in trip the testing ground should at least bring her stamina into play. The daughter of Dansili is open to further improvement and looks the sort to do well as a 4-year-old.

Selection: Cerro Bayo – each way

Until next time

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