Naas

  • 13:35 Arkle 50 Years Anniversary Beginners Chase2m 3f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 29.80s
  • Off time: 13:35:24
13:35 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Texas Jack (IRE) 3/1
2nd Make A Track (IRE) 6/1
3rd The Westener Boy (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4110-97 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 12
5 11-12 C O'Dwyer A P Crowe 14/115.00
2 609/700 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on cap Current Resession (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 33/134.00
3 P14/ Emerald green, beige cross sashes & sleeves, emerald green cap Lord Alfie (IRE) 902
8 11-12 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (5) 33/134.00
4 31540-8 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make A Track (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 C F Swan D N Russell 6/17.00
5 331514- Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap My Murphy (IRE) 199
6 11-12 W J Burke A E Lynch 7/24.50
6 0305-70 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Present Potential (IRE) 16
5 11-12 bt M F Morris D J Casey 33/134.00
7 118-1U GREY & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, purple cap, emerald green star Teelin Star (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 P Hughes Mr C J Sweeney (3) 3/14.00
8 46476-2 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 3/14.00
9 5F11-22 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Westener Boy (IRE) 16
5 11-12 C A Murphy M P Walsh 7/24.50

Verdict

This looks a good opportunity for TEELIN STAR to gain compensation for his early exit at Limerick. Pat Hughes' dual point-to-point winner and successful bumper started odds-on for his chasing debut last month but got in too close to the first fence and unseated Barry Geraghty. That was probably just a blip and hopefully he can recoup losses. The Westerner Boy will have plenty to offer over the coming season and though making mistakes on his chasing bow he should have learnt from the experience and will provide a threat. Texas Jack had him behind when making a winning racecourse debut in a Punchestown bumper and looks another exciting chasing prospect for Noel Meade while Grade 3 winning hurdler My Murphy should also be making his mark over the bigger obstacles.