Naas

  • 15:00 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.10s
  • Off time: 14:59:55
15:00 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 5/1
2nd The Game Changer (IRE) 20/1
3rd Sizing Codelco (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 D8-1132 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carriganog (IRE) 73
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-9 A P O'Brien R M Power 130 7/18.00
2 B-13160 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap The Game Changer (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 C F Swan D J Casey 125 20/121.00
3 12-221 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Champagne James (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 T M Walsh D E Mullins 130 4/15.00
4 152024 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 C A Murphy B J Cooper 130 5/16.00
5 12-6261 Purple, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Kick On Boss (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-6 W McCreery B J Geraghty 129 12/113.00
6 180-314 ROYAL BLUE, white cap, red spots Quickpick Vic (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 h A J Martin P Carberry 139 2/13.00
7 360515 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Shantou Ed (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 P A Fahy M P Walsh 33/134.00
8 61 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Codelco (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 10/111.00
9 2-631F4 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap The Pounds (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 t T Foley R Loughran 123 20/121.00
10 541-770 YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 215
Nag me
11 11-2 Peter Croke R C Colgan 100/1101.00
11 11- Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Martello Tower (IRE) 316
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 Ms M Mullins D N Russell 16/117.00
12 11274 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Pink Hat (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 W P Mullins P Townend 20/121.00
13 Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap The Big Apple (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-4 C Roche A P Crowe 50/151.00

Verdict

This has brought out a good field for a Listed contest. QUICKPICK VIC easily landed his maiden before being supplemented for the Grade 1 Deloitte at Leopardstown where he came up against the likes of Vautour and The Tullow Tank. He couldn't match strides with them but shouldn't find anything of their quality here and can gain compensation. Empire Of Dirt's second to Faugheen at Navan in December was a good run but he's been beaten three times since and might prefer further. Dual bumper winner Pink Hat has been expensive to follow over hurdles and faces a stiff test in this company and Carriganog jumped moderately when well beaten by Smashing at Limerick. Champagne James is progressing nicely and beat a big field with ease over a longer trip here a month ago while winning point-to-pointer and bumper Martello Tower could be anything.