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Naas: the Flat season kicks off in Ireland
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The Flat season is back in Ireland, with some British racegoers looking on enviously as they wait a further six days for Doncaster and the Lincoln.

The Irish equivalent is always a ferociously competitive handicap and is the feature on the season-opening card at Naas (4.10). The Listed Devoy Stakes (4.45) is the other highlight, with one-time Derby hope Amedeo Modigliani set for his first run since 2017.

Downpatrick hosts a jumps card featuring the Ulster National (3.50), while Exeter and Carlisle also stage jumping action in Britain.

Going report

Naas (first race at: 1.30)
Soft, yielding in places

Exeter (2.10)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 7.7 at 7.55 on Sun)

Downpatrick (2.15)

Carlisle (2.25)
Good to soft (GoingStick: 5.4 chase, 5.7 hurdle)

Market movers

2.35 Naas - Stanhope 7-1 (from 9-1)
4.25 Downpatrick - Allduckornodinner 13-2 (from 8-1)
4.35 Carlisle - J'Ai Froid 3-1 (from 9-2)

What to back

Pricewise has taken two against the field in the big-field Irish Lincolnshire. Members can view his selections here.

Elsewhere, our experts keep you covered across all the meetings with their best bets in the daily Tips Box.

What to read

There were emotional scenes at Newbury as Noel Fehily retired with a winner, which you can read about here.

Nicky Henderson has conceded the trainers' title but is preparing a big squad for Aintree, including Champion Chase winner Altior.

What to watch

Two-time Grand National-winning jockey Carl Llewellyn explains what it takes from both a horse and a rider to achieve success in the big race at Aintree.

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Final thought 

Naas and the start of the Irish Flat season will rightly get plenty of attention, but the jumps action at Carlisle, Exeter and Downpatrick is reasonably good as Sunday standards go. Those meetings deserve their own share of attention.

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The jumps action at Carlisle, Exeter and Downpatrick is reasonably good as Sunday standards go
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