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Naas Mon May 1 2yo race review (1340)

Naas 1340 Mon May 1
EBF Fillies Maiden
6f, 1m10.60s
(slow by 1.20s)
Good to Firm

Alpha Centauri. Feb 28, stable flying. Retained by breeder, three half-sisters went for €250k+ at sales. Led comfortably, lengthened stride nicely inside 2f and ran away from them.

Actress. Jan 12. $250k yearling. Away well, camped on the leader's back. Stoked up at the 2f as leader kicked away. Not getting any closer to the winner but did manage to hold off rest of field comfortably.

Shapes. Apr 30. Passed in for €68k at sales. Half-brother to a couple of RPR100+ horses who both won at two. Jumped well, parked close to the pace. Revved up at the 2f after being outpaced, kept on one pace.

Yulong Gold Fairy. Apr 28, €8k yearling. Dam won three times as a 2yo then retired, peak OR91. Wore noseroll. Settled just ahead of midfield, reached third approaching furlong pole but weakened late to concede that position.

Now You're Talking. Feb 5, €185k yearling. Half-sister to seven winners. Widest drawn, worked across to sit handy, facing the breeze. Stoked up passing the 2f and given two cracks of the whip but like everything else, left behind by leader skipping away. Gently pushed out hands & heels in latter stages.

Ballot Box. Feb 7, €18k yearling. Slow to begin, settled toward the rear. Crept forward as race progressed, gaps didn't come until inside 2f, stayed on OK without making any real impression.

Navajo Dreamer. Feb 27, 50k gns yearling (€45k foal). 14th (!) foal of dam, half-sister to seven winners (and some absolute mules). Easy to spot in a field, big white face. Sat handy, outpaced at 2f and just plodded on in latter stages.

Yolo Star. Apr 15, £10k yearling (€17k foal). Half-sister to several winners. Away nicely, settled on the rail, in touch with leader. Outpaced inside 2f, weakened and only plodded home.

Drombeg Dream. Apr 5. Dam won three races including Irish Lincolnshire, peak OR89.

Button Popper. Apr 15. Dam incredibly slow. Slowly away, always near the back, beaten a long way.

Columbia Kid. Mar 19. £4500 yearling. Brother to Count Calabas who won three of five last season as 2yo. Hesitated in the stalls, settled midfield, urged along early then stumbled at the 3f. Nothing more after that.

Lynn's Memory. Feb 15. 40k gns yearling. Dam won twice on AW, peak OR 78. Second pick from the stable, clear gap in the betting. Settled near tail, never made an impression.

Silvana Maria. Beaten 14L on debut on Soft to Heavy track at Naas in first 2yo race of the season. Broke well, moved across from wide gate to sit just off the pace.

Stewardess. Feb 12, €15k yearling. Half-sister to at least six winners. Settled near rear, stayed there.

KEY POINTS
Winner impressive, others will be better for the experience.

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