Lawlor’s Of Naas Weekend | Romay trying to find Glory

Chepstow Jumps Opener

This weekend isn’t classic for racing, however betting propositions across the intriguing Grade 1 Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle on Sunday look fruitful.

As of this morning, Wincanton has handed its inspection so as to add to Newcastle on ITV Racing, whereas Plumpton and Naas tomorrow must be price a watch.

With that in thoughts, listed here are my finest performs over the following two days.


Win Bets

12:20 Wincanton – Heros De Romay @ 5/2 with William Hill

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My coronary heart will all the time have a delicate spot for Espoir De Romay, who by no means fairly progressed after his crashing fall within the 2021 Grade 1 Mildmay Novices’ Chase, so it’s comprehensible why his half-brother, Heros De Romay, is one I wish to hold onside.

The seven-year-old has clearly taken time to come back handy, as his half-brother was already leaping fences by the point he was six, however he made the wait price it when touchdown the spoils on his debut at Exeter in January 2023.

He beat a well-regarded Paul Nicholls horse referred to as Pentire Head that day, one thing he did once more 11 months afterward his hurdling debut at Chepstow when placing 31 lengths between himself and Hurricane Danny.

Cracking battle! Heros De Romay edges out Livin On Luco to take a aggressive @Chepstow_Racing maiden hurdle for @GavinSheehan92 and @kimbaileyracing…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) November 8, 2023

The type of that race obtained a lift just lately because the third, Minella Blueway, bolted up on Welsh Grand Nationwide Day and the second, Livin On Luco, was operating properly on his subsequent begin earlier than falling three out.

As we speak’s heavy floor and step as much as 2m5f ought to go well with, so hopefully his development by means of the ranks can proceed.


1:30 Wincanton – Fakir @ 4/1 with William Hill NAP

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A lot have their eyes on a couple of horses within the 1:30 who might be on a ‘harmful’ mark, however few have checked out Fakir off 101.

The previous Gigginstown-owned gelding has dropped like a stone by means of the handicap over the past 15 months since his victory at Fontwell in September 2022 off a 22-pound greater mark.

Regardless of this, he has proven sufficient to recommend his relative engine continues to be there, notably when second on his penultimate begin.

Race 5 end result – Cazoo Handicap Chase

🥇 Fakir

Jockey: Kevin Jones
Coach: Milton Harris
Homeowners: In For A Penny Partnership

— Fontwell Park (@FontwellPark) September 30, 2022

In his time for Joseph O’Brien, the nine-year-old bolted up in a aggressive handicap hurdle off 121 on heavy floor, so at this time’s official score, plus Bradley Harris’ five-pound declare, seems lenient.

If that is so, he must be race-fit following his run at Bangor final month and will trigger a small upset in first-time cheekpieces.


1:57 Cork – Da Capo Glory @ 4/1 with BetVictor

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A fellow horse whom I’ve backed previously, very like Espoir De Romay, is Da Capo Glory who’s operating in 1:57 over in Eire.

Padraig Butler’s seven-year-old has good type within the e book, notably when second to Grangeclare West, a subsequent Grade 1-winning novice chaser, at Punchestown final yr in addition to a fourth to Fil Dor and Sharjah in a Grade 3 at Gowran Park in February.

Da Capo Glory

— Reside (@IrishRacing365) June 10, 2023

As we speak might be his first run of the season, which shouldn’t be a fear as he’s 2/3 when operating after a break of 100+ days, and though a great deal of his type comes on respectable floor, he has gained on each heavy and delicate earlier than.

He has to hold high weight at this time, however a useful seven kilos is taken off because of the jockey’s declare and he ought to go properly.


Every-way Bets

2:40 Wincanton – Honneur D’Ajonc @ 12/1 with William Hill (three locations)

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Beginning the each-way performs at Wincanton at this time, Jane Williams is working at a 40% SR over the past two weeks and might be hoping that Honneur D’Ajonc can proceed her good run of type.

The seven-year-old has been disappointing since his victory at Hereford lower than a yr in the past, however due to that he’s now 4 kilos beneath his final profitable mark and the third from that race, Tremendous Six, bolted up on his subsequent begin.

Routine win – Honneur D’Ajonc ran in races gained by Monmiral and Tritonic final season, and obliges right here in calmer waters at @HerefordRaces for Chester Williams and @NandJ_WilliamsR…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 12, 2021

Testing floor is one thing he enjoys based mostly on his handicap hurdle victory in January 2022, a race that has seen Blackjack Magic enhance 19lbs, and his novice hurdle success at Wincanton when giving seven kilos away to a subsequent winner Thanksforthehelp.

As with many each-way performs, the rationale they’re this worth is they might have to bounce again, however he’s nonetheless younger sufficient to take action and is on a very aggressive mark.


2:00 Naas (Sunday) – An Tobar @ 17/2 with William Hill

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Firefox has had a pleasant increase in type from his success over Ballyburn at Fairyhouse final month, however I’m conserving religion in confirmed Grade 1 type with An Tobar.

Elliott dominates the Royal Bond! 💪

Farren Glory leads house a @gelliott_racing one-two within the G1 @BarOneRacing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle.

He virtually blew it with a foul mistake two-out, however that is a giant step up from his Clonmel maiden win.@jackkennedy15 | @Fairyhouse

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 3, 2023

He’s not a horse I’ve latched onto to date this season, however his third within the Grade 1 Royal Bond Novice Chase is tough to disregard as Farren Glory was operating race at Aintree within the Grade 1 Formby Novices’ Hurdle earlier than falling and King Of Kingsfield has gained a pleasant maiden hurdle since.

He’s confirmed he handles heavy floor and having gained a three-mile PtP over three miles, the step up in journey to two-and-a-half miles ought to go well with him properly.


2:50 Plumpton (Sunday) – Rose Of Arcadia @ 13/2 with William Hill

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Within the Sussex Nationwide, I’ve good respect for the favorite, Dom Of Mary, however I don’t wish to depart Rose Of Arcadia alone at 13/2.

Her run at Cheltenham in November was bizarre because it regarded like she didn’t keep over 3m3f however three victories over 3m2f throughout her profession would beg to vary.

First winner for the Tizzards since 22 December!

Promising mare Rose Of Arcadia opens her account over hurdles below @JJONeillJnr at @wincantonraces @CPStudOfficial

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) February 4, 2021

Moreover, she handles testing circumstances properly and he or she has no points in carrying barely greater racing weights.

The nine-year-old is 4 from eight in handicap firm since her two runs within the PtP scene in early 2022, although a couple of of these losses may be forgiven attributable to fast floor.

Add to the truth that she completed third to Pink Legend (142) and Galia Des Liteaux (145) on her final begin, in order a lot as I feel the favorite has a gorgeous profile, Rose Of Arcadia’s mark of 128 might be lenient.


(2pt win on the NAP, 1pt win on win fancies, and 1pt each-way on the each-way fancies.)

Author: Patrick Thomas