Naas

  • 16:10 Alfred Nobel Rochestown 6f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.48s
  • Off time: 16:14:34
16:10 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 4/9
2nd Mister Marc (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (1) 11 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Dawn Approach (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 4/91.44
3 (2) 1 Black, red disc, diabolo on sleeves, black cap Mister Marc (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 5/16.00
4 (4) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Pedro The Great (USA)
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/19.00
5 (7) 4 DARK GREEN & YELLOW QUARTERED,red & white halved slvs,red & white hooped cap Spirit Of The Air (IRE) 19
2 9-3 t J J Murphy S Foley 66/167.00
6 (6) 138 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 9
2 9-3 p1 G M Lyons G F Carroll 25/126.00
7 (5) 31 Grey & royal blue diamonds, grey sleeves, royal blue diamonds on cap Yes Two 30
2 9-3 B R Millman J Millman 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (3)1Cougar Ridge (USA)29-3D WachmanW M Lordan

Verdict

Richard Hannon sent Lilbourne Lad to win this last year and will be hoping recent Goodwood winner Mister Marc can follow suit as he was impressive enough that day. However, the home challenge is very strong this time and DAWN APPROACH will take some beating. Jim Bolger's colt won the opening juvenile race of the season at the Curragh by just under two lengths from Canary Row and more than doubled that margin when beating him over this C&D last month. He looks the one to be on though Cougar Ridge was impressive when scoring at Leopardstown and the Ballydoyle newcomer Pedro The Great is a half-brother to 2000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand and other winners.