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Naas Mon May 1 2yo race review (1445)

Naas 1445 Monday May 1
EBF Race
5f, 1m0.60s
(slow by 2.80s)
Good to Firm

Dali. Runner-up at Dundalk on debut 19 days earlier. Led, moderate pace at best. Moore turned it into a 2f sprint for home and had them all comfortably covered.

Hawaam. Mar 26. €120k yearling. Half-brother to the very speedy Waady. Wore noseroll. Eased to settle behind leader, always appeared to want to go faster. Looked likely to challenge approaching 2f but unable to get past Dali in sprint home. Nice debut.

Trading Post. Mar 19. 40k gns yearling (€48k foal). Settled midfield but going too slow for him so pulled out into the breeze. Challenged near furlong but unable to go with them. Beat the rest well though, will win races.

US Navy Flag. Feb 6. Full brother to G2-winning 2yo Roly Poly, would have cost a mint if he went through the sales ring. A little slow away, settled at the back on a walking pace early. Pushed along approaching 2f, outpaced, took time to get going, finally made some ground near the post.

Paparazzi. Mar 17. €140k yearling (88k gns). Dam won twice at two and promptly retired. Close to the pace, urged along inside 2f, made no impression.

Mister Magic. Well beaten on debut at Dundalk on Apr 12, nine lengths behind Dali. Slow to begin, settled at rear of field and stayed there.

KEY POINTS
High rating race, winner dictated terms and won easily. Impressed with the debutant in second.

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