Vincenzio can prove a muddy marvel

CONDITIONS are certain to be testing at Naas tonight, so it is vital to have horses who will go through the ground on your side.

On that basis, Vincenzio Galilei gets the nap to defy top weight in the Brophy Farrell Real Estate Alliance Handicap.

Well regarded by in-form trainer, Ger Lyons, the son of Galileo was impressive when getting off the mark at Navan almost four weeks ago.

The surface was on the soft side then and Vincenzio Galilei handled it with aplomb to beat Copper Bell by four lengths.

The form was boosted when Copper Bell went on to score at Down Royal and fifth placed Shibina won at the Curragh.

Jim Bolger's once-raced Linsalata, a daughter of Soviet Star, can provide the answer to the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Maiden.

She was the stable second string when making her debut at the Curragh last month, going off a 33-1 shot.

On soft ground, Linsalata ran a cracking race, finishing three lengths runner-up behind Myboycharlie, who is very highly regarded in the Tommy Stack yard.

King Cannavaro, his ability to handle the ground has to be taken on trust, is the choice in the Donoghue's Scaffolding Maiden. He caught the eye first time up at Leopardstown, fourth to Honolulu, giving the impression there may be far better to come.

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