On Monday we are stay in Ireland, for the day's feature race. The 45,000 guaranteed Woodlands Listed stakes over 5 furlongs at Naas .
10 runners declared for high quality looking 5 furlong listed sprint at Naas ,on ground described as Good to yielding . The three main contenders are Mareek , Moviesta & Fort Del Oro .
MAREEK : Won 13 out 55 ,including winning this race back in 2013 . Not the force of old ,though still capable in Listed company,including winning the Beverley Bullet listed stakes ,last August .Finished close 5TH of 13 in 6F G3 Abernant stakes at Newmarket last time .Should be thereabouts .
MOVIESTA : Won 4 out 22 ,including winning the G3 Renaissance Stakes at Curragh last season .Not the most consistent sort ,though has shown some useful form in group races .Not the best of records on seasonal reappearance (Never won first time out) ,though takes drop in class into listed company .
FORT DEL ORO : Progressive 4-Y-0 filly ,winning 2 out 5 ,including winning the 6F Waterford listed Stakes at Curragh in October .Also finished creditable 3RD in G3 Phoenix Sprint stakes at Curragh in August .Should go well on seasonal reappearance .
VERDICT: The lightly raced filly FORT DEL ORO ,looks open to plenty improvement this season .She showed progressive form last season ,including winning in good style in listed company on her last start at Curragh .The drop back to 5 furlongs shouldn't be problem .Odds around 4-1 look fair value .
FORT DEL ORO 6.40 NAAS
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1* BETVICTOR *
(WINNER SP 13-8 PROFIT +£240.00 )