IT’S surprising to learn that Bryan Cooper has never won the Grade 1 Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle but at least he got the call up to promote the Winter Ladies Day competition at Naas on January 8th.

There will be a fashion prize fund of over €3,000 up for grabs on the day for one lucky lady and two runners-up. The winner will receive a €1,000 voucher from Residence Day Spa in Naas and a €1,000 voucher from Aria Boutique. The winner and a guest will also be treated to a two-night luxurious stay in a suite at Lawlor’s of Naas Town Centre Hotel with dinner in Vi’s Restaurant and ‘Tipsy Afternoon Tea’. The two runners-up will win afternoon tea at Lawlor’s of Naas, a €50 shopping voucher from Aria and a €100 voucher for a spa or beauty treatment from Residence Day Spa.

This year the theme of the competition asks racegoers to shop local and ‘back a boutique’ while also embracing colour. Our tip for the big race is Grangeclare West, so how about opting for the Cheveley Park Stud colours of red, white and blue?