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Updated: Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 15:18 | Comments

Robbie Power on Oscars Well in Leopardstown
Robbie Power on Oscars Well in Leopardstown

Oscars Well makes his return to action in the Poplar Square Chase, the feature event at Naas on Monday.

Jessica Harrington's charge hasn't raced since he chased home Arvika Ligeonniere in the Ryanair Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival in April, when he finished ahead of three of his rivals in this Grade Three contest.

One of those is Alderwood, who pulled up that day but ran out an impressive winner of the Grand Annual at Cheltenham the previous month, while Realt Mor (pulled up) and Special Tiara (third) both picked up Grade One prizes prior to that outing.

Twinlight was a winner at the Punchestown Festival and adds further spice to the contest.

A valuable prize is up for grabs in the Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle, in which Colbert Station makes his seasonal debut.

Ted Walsh's nine-year-old is likely to be popular with punters, but he doesn't have the best record when fresh and the hat-trick-seeking Courtncatcher and the in-form Aughnacurraveel have match fitness on their side

The seven-race card gets under way at 1.15 with the Follow Us On Facebook Maiden Hurdle and the Mouse Morris-trained Akorakor bids to make it three from three.

Morris also has a good chance in the Hospitality At Naas Racecourse Hurdle courtesy of Rule The World, who was a top-class novice last term and is two from two at this venue.

Defy Logic is another who enjoyed a good novice campaign over timber and he makes his debut over the larger obstacles in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase.

Twice a runner-up in Grade Two company last season, the Flemensfirth gelding has always looked a chaser in the making and appears to have a bright future in this sphere.

Point-to-point winner Outlawed Tunes shaped with promise on his NH debut at Punchestown recently and looks a big player in the closing Go Racing In Kildare Membership (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race.

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