12:00 Naas

RHINESTONE looked the real deal when opening his account last December at Thurles, scoring by 19 lengths from the useful Sancta Simona, who has won three times since including a Grade 3 last time. Joseph O'Brien's Montjeu youngster went on to finish second in a Grade 2 bumper before not being disgraced when well fancied for the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival. Having been put away since, it would be no surprise to see him become a leading figure in this discipline this season. Stablemate Anywayyoulookatit has to be respected, while Classic Concorde was only beaten a neck on his stable debut for Andrew McNamara in a Down Royal bumper and could prove to be just as useful over hurdles. Point winners Empire Burleque and Envious Editor are others noted.
Prediction : 1st Rhinestone 2nd Classic Concorde 3rd Empire Burleque

12:30 Naas

FOOTPAD was unbeaten in the novice chase division last season landing four Grade 1s in the process and it is hard to see the six-year-old's impressive run over fences come to an end here. A winner at all the major festivals last season, he had Saint Calvados well held in the Arkle at Cheltenham and with the good ground unlikely to suit Harry Whittington's five-year-old, it's unlikely he'll be able to bridge the 54-length deficit here. Another comfortable victory could be on the cards for Willie Mullins' son of Creachadoir. The Gigginstown pair, Arkwrisht and Tycoon Prince, look best placed to fight it out for the minor money.
Prediction : 1st Footpad 2nd Saint Calvados 3rd Tycoon Prince

13:05 Naas

Espoir D'Allen was a leading fancy for the Triumph Hurdle before an inexplicable performance at the Dublin Racing Festival in February when well beaten by the reopposing Mr Adjudicator. Gavin Cromwell's gelding bids to get his career back on track, but he faces a tough assignment on his return. Mr Adjudicator finished second in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham when having SALDIER in behind back in fifth, but the latter reversed the form at Punchestown and looks to have the scope for further improvement this season.
Prediction : 1st Saldier 2nd Mr Adjudicator 3rd Espoir DAllen

13:40 Naas

DALLAS DES PICTONS was a dual bumper winner in France earlier this year and looks an interesting recruit for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown with his sire, Spanish Moon, enjoying decent success in the National Hunt sphere so far. Borderline Chatho improved considerably from his hurdles debut when fourth to Boot Camp at Down Royal in June and is respected back up in trip, while School Boy Hours, a half-brother to Finian's Oscar, can hopefully have a clear round after falling on his second start at Cork in May.
Prediction : 1st Dallas Des Pictons 2nd Borderline Chatho 3rd School Boy Hours

14:15 Naas

SIR BOB has shaped well over fences the last twice for Robert Tyner and his day looks close now returning to action following a 189-day absence. The six-year-old looks nicely treated of 112 in this company and should be suited by this step up in distance. Peacocks Secret did it well at Wexford last time and enjoys this decent sort of surface, while Ballybrowney Jack and Nicole's Milan both need to bounce back from falls last time out.
Prediction : 1st Sir Bob 2nd Peacocks Secret 3rd Ballybrowney Jack

14:50 Naas

Joseph O'Brien has his string in fine form at present and PLINTH's recent second to Bedrock at Tipperary was boosted when the latter won a Grade 2 at Down Royal ahead of Samcro on his next start. JP McManus has won the last two renewals of this race and all looks set for a big run from the selection. De Name Escapes Me provides the powerhouse owner with further ammunition, while the likes of Rooster Byron, Slippery Serpent and Mr Diablo also merit close attention.
Prediction : 1st Plinth 2nd De Name Escapes Me 3rd Rooster Byron

15:25 Naas

ANY SECOND NOW failed to fire when last seen at the Cheltenham Festival but his previous form behind the likes of Footpad and Monalee gives him a big chance this afternoon. The obvious threat is the former Grade 1 winner Bacardys, although he was very disappointing in four starts last season and two of those efforts came in similar races to this. Discorama filled second place in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham and is another to note, along with Impact Factor and Monotype.
Prediction : 1st Any Second Now 2nd Bacardys 3rd Discorama

16:00 Naas

Those with previous form under Rules do not set a particularly high standard but Westport Lady sets the standard, although she has been beaten as a favourite in both previous starts. With that in mind, preference is for DAYLIGHT KATIE, who was an impressive winner between the flags last October and she was subsequently purchased for 110,000 pounds the following month. Caravation and Iamastartoo are others to consider.
Prediction : 1st Daylight Katie 2nd Westport Lady 3rd Caravation

10/11/2018 Naas Acca