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Naas Tips - Four pattern races covered on Sunday

By Jon Vine
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14 May 2022
  • Tips for the four pattern races at Naas on Sunday 15th May
  • Two Group Threes feature on Naas' card this weekend
  • Viewers will also enjoy two Listed races on Sunday
  • Measure Of Magic, Bopedro and Twilight Jet feature in our tips
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Leigh Roche riding Twilight Jet (L) win The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket. (Getty)
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Naas hosts a valuable card on Sunday. Four pattern races feature on the card, and those who impress could go on to run in some high-profile races at Royal Ascot.

We've taken a closer look at the four pattern races at Naas on Sunday and picked out our best betting tips.
    Naas Tips on Sunday
  • Race 1 - Sole Power Sprint Stakes Tips
  • Race 2 - Fillies Sprint Stakes Tips
  • Race 3 - Owenstown Stud Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - Lacken Stakes Tips

Naas Tips - Sunday 15th May

Race 1 - Sole Power Sprint Stakes Tips

Last year's impressive winner, Logo Hunter returns to defend his crown, but 9-12 could be difficult to cope with. He'll likely go forward early, along with keen-going three-year-olds Geocentric and Brostaigh, which should set the race up perfectly for MEASURE OF MAGIC.

Johnny Murtagh's four-year-old ran quite well on his reappearance at Cork, finish fifth in a Listed race over six furlongs. Although most of his best form has come over that trip, a quickly-run five furlongs could suit this strong finisher best, and I expect Sunday's contest will be run to suit.

Race 2 - Fillies Sprint Stakes Tips

When an Aidan O'Brien youngster wins first time out, it's worth getting your notebook out. MEDITATE bolted up on debut at the Curragh in April, pulling three lengths clear on the run to the line. This daughter of No Nay Never will improve for that first run and this step up to six furlongs should bring about further improvement. Meditate is certainly a worthy favourite.

Race 3 - Owenstown Stud Stakes Tips

BOPEDRO burst out of the pack to win the Irish Cambridgeshire back in August. Jessica Harrington's six-year-old proved that run was no fluke with a very close third in the Sovereign Path Handicap during Irish Champions Weekend, where Shane Foley's mount was out the back and forced wide turning for home, but finished the race best of all and was only beaten a length.

The ground went against Bopedro when he stepped up to Listed class at Cork in September. Bopedro won first time out in 2021 and 2019, and could be the one to side with here.

Race 4 - Lacken Stakes Tips

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The top four in the market all hold an entry in the Commonwealth Cup, so Royal Ascot fans will want to keep a close eye on proceedings. New York City beat Straight Answer by a length when the two met in the Committed Stakes three weeks ago, and either would be worthy winners of this Group Three.

TWILIGHT JET will be making his three-year-old reappearance on Sunday. Michael O'Callaghan's star was very busy as a juvenile, running well in defeat in the Norfolk Stakes, the Gimcrack, the Champagne Stakes and the Middle Park. Twilight Jet thrashed some talented rivals to win the Cornwallis Stakes over five furlongs at Newmarket in October, and should be even better over a slightly longer trip. At 4/1, Twilight Jet offers plenty of value.

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