Naas

  • 13:10 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Novice Chase2m

  • Winner €14,794 2nd €4,324 3rd €2,048 4th €683
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.60s
  • Off time: 13:10:10
13:10 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flemenstar (IRE) 6/5
2nd Lambro (IRE) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/41-421 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flemenstar (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 P Casey A E Lynch 6/52.20
2 121-181 BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 W P Mullins R Walsh 141 11/102.10
3 5U65-16 CERISE Monastrell 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 t1 N Meade P Carberry 133 16/117.00
4 21P-816 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Westmeath (IRE) 78
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-8 t P Nolan D N Russell 126 12/113.00
5 315P-34 RED, white stars, black sleeves & cap Cottrelsbooley (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 D Cullen T J Doyle 28/129.00
6 09-6970 White, royal blue panel, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, royal blue star On The Loose (IRE) 53
Nag me
8 11-2 t T G McCourt K M Donoghue (3) 200/1201.00

Verdict

Lambro had FLEMENSTAR around behind when landing a Grade 2 hurdle over 2m4f at Fairyhouse in April and made a very promising start over fences when scoring over 2m3f here in November. It's a surprise to see him dropping back in trip and his old rival can take his revenge as he made all and jumped superbly to win very easily over 2m1f at Navan. Monastrell battled to victory over this C&D in October but couldn't handle the step up to Grade 2 level at Punchestown subsequently. He'll need to bounce back as will Westmeath, a winner on his chasing debut at Gowran in October but nowhere near that level when strongly fancied in a Grade 3 at Galway three weeks later.