Naas

  • 17:05 Naas Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.00s
  • Off time: 17:06:19
17:05 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mona Brown (IRE) 12/1
2nd Enigma Code (UAE) 16/1
3rd Maude Adams (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 71-1807 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Maude Adams (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
4 10-0 K Prendergast G P Halpin (2) 80 11/112.00
2 (14) 31-6432 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Hes Our Music (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 9-11 P J Flynn I T Queally (7) 77 7/24.50
3 (12) 785-525 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-9 E Lynam R P Downey (4) 75 11/112.00
4 (9) 207970 White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap Star Links (USA) 4
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 hb S Donohoe G J Phillips 75 20/121.00
5 (7) 56-9042 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Susiescot (IRE) 15
4 9-8 W McCreery L P Dempsey 74 9/25.50
6 (3) 314-190 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Mona Brown (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
4 9-6 ht J S Bolger K K Hennessy (4) 72 12/113.00
7 (11) 225824 PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Daigreen (IRE) 5
4 9-4 Ms J Morgan Mr Conor Orr (7) 70 9/25.50
8 (6) 123009 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Enigma Code (UAE) 6
8 9-4 vt D English Megan Carberry (2) 70 16/117.00
9 (10) 836600- LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, light blue sleeves & cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 248
Distance Winner
7 9-3 R Donohoe B P Dawson (7) 69 16/117.00
10 (8) 030-39 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron, hooped sleeves, check cap Miller Beach 99
3 8-10 P Hickey R Dawson (2) 69 14/115.00
11 (1) 906641 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap General Bunching (USA) 12
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-9 t T Cleary D Robinson (2) 61 7/18.00
12 (5) 70-6 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Velvet Ribbon 25
3 8-6 b1 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (2) 65 10/111.00
13 (2) 714535 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Roja Dove (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-5 v K J Condon R Coakley 57 12/113.00
14 (13) 5100-08 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Polly Ella (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
7 8-4 t H Rogers P C O'Donnell (4) 54 20/121.00

Verdict

This looks a very tight handicap. Hes Our Music was narrowly beaten by Strandield Lady at Ballinrobe and today's faster going should be to his advantage. SUSIESCOT has only won once in 18 starts but has slipped to a fair mark as a consequence and was only headed close home when runner-up to Toccata Blue at the Curragh. She can double her winning tally here though General Bunching beat a big field over the course and distance last month and looks a threat. Velvet Ribbon makes her handicap debut under Ana O'Brien and is very much an unknown quantity after just three starts while Daigreen ran quite well at Galway last week and would have a fine chance if the ground eases.