Naas

  • 15:30 Naas Directors Plate Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:21
15:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bright New Dawn (IRE) 8/11
2nd Letter Of Credit (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-1521 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bright New Dawn (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 h D T Hughes B J Cooper 144 8/111.73
2 351231 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 11-5 J J Mangan P T Enright 141 7/18.00
3 362121 Black, white star, red sleeves, red cap, white star Owega Star (IRE) 140
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 t Peter Fahey A D Leigh 134 7/18.00
4 2P4814 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Coldstonesober (IRE) 146
Nag me
8 11-2 J R Finn Mr E J O'connell 108 50/151.00
6 572F13 CERISE Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 136 3/14.00
Non runners
5462221Leavethelighton (IRE)711-2E DoyleM P Butler

Verdict

BRIGHT NEW DAWN made a bold attempt to concede Djakadam 11lb when only succumbing on the run-in in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown in January when Mullaghanoe River was left toiling. Dessie Hughes' charge has to concede weight all round here but looks capable of doing so after he easily beat Mallowney in a Grade 2 at Navan. Letter Of Credit is an experienced competitor over fences having already won twice but he's vulnerable to an improver. Owega Star took his time to warm up over fences but won two of his last three in the summer though on quicker ground than he's likely to face here. Colstonesober and Leavethelighton will need to improve to take a hand.