Naas

  • 15:20 Thoroughbred County Novice Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 48.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:19
15:20 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12/1
2nd Lascalahall (IRE) 3/1
3rd Optime (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 501-PP1 PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Big Generator 13
Nag me
6 11-12 bt P Nolan M N Doran (5) 109 8/19.00
2 1-F0550 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Living Next Door (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 11-12 A J Martin B J Cooper 109 10/111.00
3 PPP/482- Black, red chevron, white sleeves & cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 261
Nag me
9 11-10 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 107 12/113.00
4 315-628 PURPLE, white star & cap The Mull (IRE) 159
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 W J McLernon R M Power 102 10/111.00
5 11-0089 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Take A Shot (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 F Flood N P Madden 100 16/117.00
6 00-7900 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Baby Whizz (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-0 T Mullins M P Walsh 97 10/111.00
7 U-P3P31 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, hooped sleeves, yellow star on cap Son Of Moyne (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 11-0 b A Slattery T C Carroll (5) 97 8/19.00
8 180-000 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Micks (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 95 6/17.00
9 3P56/06 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 13
Nag me
11 10-12 V T O'Brien P T Enright 95 16/117.00
10 4P-406F SCARLET, green hoop on body & sleeves, scarlet cap Lusiad (IRE) 23
Nag me
10 10-10 p Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 93 16/117.00
11 6PPPF-7 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Lascalahall (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 F Flood D J Condon 91 3/14.00
12 8085B3 DARK BLUE, white chevron, light blue sleeves, emerald green cap, red star Benefit Scheme (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 10-7 bt Miss B A K Murphy Mr H D Dunne (7) 90 8/19.00
13 3/36-40 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Saoirse Dun (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-1 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 84 12/113.00
14 246050 Brown, white panel, white seams on sleeves, brown cap Optime (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 9-10 Mrs P Gavin A P Heskin 79 25/126.00
15 580UF/U- BLACK, orange sash, white cap, orange star Mr Biggens (IRE) 308
Nag me
10 9-10 P M Pierce P A Gallagher (5) 77 33/134.00

Verdict

Big Generator battled on to score at Wexford but makes his handicap debut on a high enough mark while Micks, a promising hurdler at this time a year ago, will need to do much better than he's shown so far over fences. SON OF MOYNE had been having problems with his jumping before a better effort at Tramore last month. He followed that with a comfortable success at Thurles and though dropping back in trip and racing from a 7lb higher mark he's expected to follow up. Benefit Scheme, who wasn't too far behind the selection at Thurles, will be better suited by this trip and looks a threat but Lusiad has now had 20 starts over fences without winning.