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29 Nov 2021

€60,000 Naas Yeomanstown Stake attracts English raiding party

Four English runners join top home entries for Wednesday's big race

€60,000 Naas Yeomanstown Stake attracts English raiding party

Shimmering Dawn is one of four English-trained runners in the Yeomanstown Stakes at Naas on Wednesday. Picture: Racing Post Photos

The €60,000 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes at Naas tomorrow (Wednesday July 23) should attract a big attendance as the highly competitiive race has a strong 17 field from both at home and across the water.
 
The four runner raiding party included Gold Filigree and Heavenly Holly, trained by Richard Hughes and Huge Palmer respectively while Archie Watson sends over Probability with James Tate's Shimmering Dawn making up the quartet.
 
Curragh trainer Willie McCreery is doubly engaged with Lethal Promise and Nitro Boost, the two highest rated runners in the field, while in-form traine Jessica Harrington relies on Servalan, last season's course and distance Listed winner.


Fozzy Stack’s Listed runner-up Woody Creek, the smart Joseph O’Brien runner Cava and Aidan O’Brien’s Gossamer Wings provide further interest in the evening’s feature contest. 
 
Earlier on the card Jim Bolger will saddle the highly promising Group 1 entrant Arranmore for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. This colt will be looking to build on an excellent debut second behind Armory at the Curragh last month. 
 
Arranmore’s rivals include Papa Bear who chased home the Anglesey Stakes winner Roman Turbo at the Curragh last time. 

Wednesday will also mark the first meeting for new racecourse manager Eamonn McEvoy who was recently appointed to succeed Tom Ryan at the Kildare venue. 

McEvoy commented: “We are looking forward to a great evening of racing and the feature Yeomanstown Stud Stakes is a very competitive looking renewal.  We are delighted to see four English trainers coming across for the race and I am very excited to welcome everyone to Naas for my first meeting in my new role.”

Live music on the evening after racing comes from the extremely popular band The Kilkennys. The Kilkennys are a traditional Irish folk and ballad band who will take to the stage after the last race.

Gates open 4.30pm, firstrace is at 5.50pm and music will kick off at approx 9pm. Admission tickets are just €15, Panoramic Restaurant and Beer & Burger packages are available to book online at www.naasracecourse.com

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