• 13:25 Slaney Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.10s
  • Off time: 13:25:35
13:25 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gagewell Flyer (IRE) 6/1
2nd Fists Of Fury (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 171-1 White & red diabolo, qtd cap Bishopsfurze (IRE) 21
6 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 6/42.50
2 2-P12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Fists Of Fury (IRE) 21
7 11-3 C Byrnes Andrew J McNamara 8/19.00
3 10/66-1 Grey, grey & black check cap Gagewell Flyer (IRE) 42
7 11-3 W P Mullins E Mullins 6/17.00
4 6173/12 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 18
8 11-3 P Fenton B T O'Connell 4/15.00
5 11-21 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Mexico (IRE) 45
6 11-3 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 11/26.50
6 12-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 64
Course Winner
5 11-0 D T Hughes P W Flood 5/16.00


A fine entry for this Grade 2 with all six runners arriving in good form and capable of winning. BISHOPSFURZE produced an impressive performance to beat Changing Times on his hurdling bow at Cork and finished a long way in front of stablemate Gagewell Flyer, a subsequent debut winner over timber at Navan, when he landed a Punchestown bumper in April. Fists Of Fury found three miles and Mossey Joe too much when runner-up in a Grade 3 at Cork but there was no disgrace in that while Pineau De Re had some useful performers behind when runner-up to Zaidpour in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse. Both Sizing Mexico and Si C'Etait Vrai are winners between the flags and have shown very progressive form over timber, suggesting they will not be out of place in this strong line-up.