• 14:45 Naas Directors Plate Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.10s
  • Off time: 14:45:45
14:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flemenstar (IRE) 10/11


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F1-11F1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 29
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 153 10/111.91
2 1-42111 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flemenstar (IRE) 42
Course Winner
7 11-12 P Casey A E Lynch 157 10/111.91
4 331-41P EMERALD GREEN Frisco Depot 52
Course Winner
8 11-2 D T Hughes B J Cooper 22/123.00
Non runners
3723111Rathlin711-10M F MorrisN P Madden149


A disappointing turnout numerically but three of Ireland's top novice chasers are engaged. BOG WARRIOR is still in a couple of races at Cheltenham but comes here instead and his overall form gives him the edge. A seven-length winner from today's rival Flemenstar at Navan in November, he looks potentially top class and though the latter has undoubtedly made giant strides subsequently it's unlikely he can reverse the form. Rathlin took his time to warm up over fences but is now a cracking prospect as he showed with a very impressive Grade 2 success over the C&D two weeks ago and he can't be ignored.