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Updated: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 15:53 | Comments

Jim Bolger's Tobann is the likely favourite for the feature at Naas
Jim Bolger's Tobann is the likely favourite for the feature at Naas

Tobann attempts to supplement her recent Group Three triumph when dropping to Listed company in the Yeomanstown & Morristown Lattin Studs EBF Stakes at Naas.

Jim Bolger's filly ran out a decisive winner of the Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse but must concede upwards of 5lb to her opponents this time.

Gathering Power is a big threat if she can produce the form of her Haydock second to Joyeuse, rather than her subsequent Ballyogan Stakes disappointment, while the Aidan O'Brien-trained Sparrow is one of a trio of interesting three-year-olds in the line-up.

O'Brien's Simply A Star has an opportunity to break a frustrating sequence of second places in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at 5.55.

The most recent of those performances came at Listed level and if the daughter of Giant's Causeway repeats that performance, she shouldn't be far away.

Her stable companion Albert The Bold sees a racecourse for the first time in the Kildare Post Maiden and cost $240,000 as a yearling so commands plenty of respect in a race that may not take much winning.

Chance To Dance has graduated through the handicap ranks to a mark of 108, and that sets the standard in the Michael Higgins & Co. Race.

He comes up against the highest calibre of rival he has in his career to date, though, and will do well to successfully concede weight to the likes of Michaelmas and Tahaany.

None of the six contenders for the Naas Racecourse On Facebook Handicap can be ruled out with confidence, but particular attention must be paid to Ger Lyons' progressive Vector Force.

Recent Dundalk scorer Above The Law has the steadier of 10st 2lb to shoulder in the ISS Recruitment & Training Handicap, while Eljowzah strives to maintain her recent consistency in the www.naasracecourse.com Apprentice Handicap.

 

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