Timeform identify the three best bets at Naas on Sunday.
“…should be firing on all cylinders now…”
Timeform on Njord
Roca Roma – 14:10 Naas
Roca Roma faced a couple of stiff tasks last season after winning her maiden at Gowran Park, but she signed off with a comfortable win at Leopardstown and may yet be capable of better, keeping in mind her lightly-raced profile and the regard in which she is seemingly held. Roca Roma makes her return with Ger Lyons going well and she could prove a cut above this level.
Mooneista – 16:40 Naas
Mooneista had a busy campaign at two but she has taken another step forward this season, running well when runner-up in handicap company at Cork before landing a listed race here last month. That was a career-best effort and entitles her to plenty of respect on these terms, while there’s hope of even better to come bearing in mind her progressive profile and how well her dam improved with racing.
Njord – 17:10 Naas
Njord enjoyed an excellent campaign last season and signed off with a decisive win in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot on Champions Day. That is comfortably the best form on offer here and Njord should be firing on all cylinders now with the benefit of a run under his belt (he also needed the run first time out last year). He drops significantly in trip but has good form over seven furlongs and looks the one to beat.