Naas

  • 19:45 Kill Maiden1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.26s
  • Off time: 19:45:41
19:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zafayan (IRE) 9/2
2nd Gypsy King (IRE) 3/1
3rd Fog of War 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) EmGreen & royal blue diabolo, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, royal blue stars Hughies Bay (IRE)
4 10-5 G Donnelly G J Phillips (5) 66/167.00
2 (2) 95 Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap Thornfield (IRE) 18
7 10-5 h D McDonogh R P Whelan (3) 66/167.00
3 (7) 7 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 4
Course Winner
9 10-5 O McKiernan L F Roche (3) 66/167.00
4 (9) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Apache Trooper (IRE)
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 25/126.00
5 (1) 7 DARK BLUE, red spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, red spots Batchelors Walk (IRE) 10
3 9-5 M Phelan Gary Paul Halpin (7) 66/167.00
6 (12) Green, Red Epaulets, red cap Dabasan (IRE)
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 20/121.00
7 (5) 3 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Fog of War 17
3 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 7/42.75
8 (6) 33- Dark Blue Gypsy King (IRE) 200
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/14.00
9 (10) 22 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Jocular 38
3 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 13/27.50
10 (11) 0-8 MAUVE Succeed And Excel 17
3 9-5 C O'Brien F M Berry 66/167.00
11 (8) 34- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Wexford Town (IRE) 249
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 6/17.00
12 (4) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zafayan (IRE)
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 9/25.50

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has major chances in the opening four races and GYPSY KING could be victory number five. The son of Galileo made a promising debut at Navan in October and was an odds-on chance for his next start at Leopardstown but found his stablemate, the much-touted Australia and subsequent winner Fiscal Focus too strong. He's expected to do much better this campaign and still has entries in the Epsom and Irish Derbys. Jocular has been narrowly beaten in both starts over a mile while Fog Of War made a promising start at Gowran and Jim Bolger thought enough of Wexford Town to enter him in a Group 3 on his second start, though he was well beaten. Zafayan is an interesting newcomer who is worth a market check.