Naas

  • 16:40 Naas Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.66s
  • Off time: 16:41:50
16:40 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Miller Beach 5/1
2nd Mezogiorno (IRE) 5/1
3rd Yava (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1860-37 Purple & yellow diabolo, purple sleeves, yellow star on cap Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 26
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-0 D T Hughes T P Madden (2) 79 10/111.00
2 (9) 313334 Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap Reckless Lad (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-10 t P Martin R Coakley 75 11/26.50
3 (3) 5610-7 LIGHT BLUE, brown seams, white & brown striped cap Stradater (IRE) 100
5 9-9 T Stack K P Moriarty (4) 74 14/115.00
4 (6) 604-875 Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Beat The Ballot (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 9-7 p T Collins P K Donovan (2) 72 9/110.00
5 (1) 3694 PURPLE & PINK HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Yava (IRE) 18
4 9-6 R Brabazon R P Downey (2) 71 5/16.00
6 (11) 700-043 BLACK, emerald green seams, quartered cap Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 48
4 9-5 p P J F Murphy Katherine S O'Brien (2) 70 16/117.00
7 (10) 12-7024 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Miller Beach 24
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J F Levins D W O'Connor (7) 68 5/16.00
8 (7) 367106 WHITE, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap Cheers Buddy (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 9-2 L Smyth D M Redmond (2) 67 14/115.00
9 (2) 32-1430 Red, white braces & sleeves, white cap Rathealy (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (2) 73 10/111.00
10 (5) 892353 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focas Mor (IRE) 9
3 9-0 bt J S Bolger K K Hennessy (2) 72 7/18.00
11 (4) 908831 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Mezogiorno (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-12 t M Halford S Corby (2) 70 5/16.00

Verdict

Rathealy was beaten less than a length over this trip at Leopardstown on his penultimate start so has to be worth a second look. Kate O'Brien should get a tune out of Wholelotofrosie but recent improved efforts have come over further. Focas Mor has been struggling to get her head in front but MEZOGIORNO broke the ice at Leopardstown last month. Mick Halford's filly has been raised 7lb but might still be improving and still receives weight all round. Reckless Lad is fairly consistent but a little one-paced.