• 12:40 Racing Again On Saturday 21st January Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,138 2nd €1,655 3rd €724 4th €414
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.20s
  • Off time: 12:40:28
12:40 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sportsmaster (IRE) 2/5
2nd Hisaabaat (IRE) 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gentleman Duke (IRE) 114
4 11-0 A L T Moore D J Casey 12/113.00
2 U PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 12
4 11-0 D K Weld P Townend 10/34.33
3 99 ORANGE, white braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap Long Time Coming (IRE) 12
4 11-0 t1 Michael Mulvany G N Fox (7) 40/141.00
4 05 White, black seams, check cap Musawama (IRE) 24
4 11-0 G Elliott Paul Carberry 8/19.00
5 U EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sportsmaster (IRE) 12
4 11-0 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 2/51.40
6 0 Royal blue, red stars on sleeves, red cap Sunset Stanza 12
4 11-0 J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 40/141.00


Hurdling newcomer Gentleman Duke won just once in a dozen starts on the Flat and was behind today's rival Hisaabaat at Limerick in September. The latter made his debut over timber at Leopardstown's Xmas meeting but unshipped Paul Townend at the second in the race won by Chill. SPORTSMASTER didn't get much further that day though he had excuses as he was badly impeded and Edward O'Grady's charge, who was very progressive on the Flat, can make amends. Musawama put a moderate hurdling debut effort behind him with a much stronger performance at Gowran and further progress will see him in the mix.