It was a somewhat disappointing campaign for Aidan O’Brien’s two-year-olds last season. The number of runners he had was significantly down and it certainly showed. The maestro of Ballydoyle is back with a bang and he has made a flying start with his juveniles. So far this season he has eight winners from just thirteen runners in Ireland which gives him a phenomenal strike-rate of 61 per cent. There are two juvenile races at Naas on Sunday and the double has to be on the cards. Check out our free tips page for content across all British and Irish racing.
The Antarctic made a winning debut at Tipperary last month when beating Wodao who re-opposes here, by half-a-length. This son of Dark Angel is a half-brother to the excellent Battaash and he shaped as if he learnt a lot that day with plenty more to come. If he’s anything like his illustrious sibling he should be up to winning this event.
Meditate looked very professional when winning by a comfortable margin at the Curragh over 5f on debut. Curragh maidens are usually pretty strong but the horses in behind that day haven’t franked the form of this race at all. She did look a class above however and there should be plenty more to come from her. The extra furlong shouldn’t be a problem as No Nay Never progeny tend to be fine over 6f and there’s stamina in the dam’s pedigree.
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