Naas

  • 20:15 naasracecourse.com Apprentice Handicap7f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.56s
  • Off time: 20:15:49
20:15 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Regal Power 14/1
2nd Is Feider Leis (IRE) 20/1
3rd Xsquared (IRE) 20/1
4th Have A Nice Day 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 687/4-01 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Hi Emperor (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 10-2 D Marnane R P Downey 72 5/16.00
2 (10) 15120-0 White, red cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, red star on cap Paynes Find (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 10-0 Peter Fahey L P Dempsey 70 20/121.00
3 (5) 417-956 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Vasoni (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 9-13 T Doyle T P Madden (2) 69 8/19.00
4 (8) 5/089-05 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Korbous (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 9-10 R Brabazon Anastasia O'Brien (2) 66 12/113.00
5 (3) 704539- Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 295
6 9-9 Ms J Morgan Katherine S O'Brien (2) 65 20/121.00
6 (13) 50421-4 Emerald green, dark blue cross sashes, check cap Have A Nice Day 16
Distance Winner
4 9-8 Miss S J Harty D M Redmond (2) 64 5/16.00
7 (2) 826908 PINK, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, pink star Regal Power 9
5 9-6 J P Murtagh Caroline Murtagh (7) 62 14/115.00
8 (7) 196070- RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap Three Bells (IRE) 194
Distance Winner
5 9-6 t P Downey D M Melia (2) 62 14/115.00
9 (15) 70580-0 Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Landsdowne (IRE) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-5 t T Collins G P Brouder (2) 61 12/113.00
10 (14) 503060- EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, purple cap The Home Ruler (IRE) 241
5 9-5 M Halford S Corby (2) 61 10/111.00
11 (16) 56-3144 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Mr Bounty 10
4 9-3 M O'Callaghan Gary Paul Halpin (2) 59 12/113.00
12 (1) 0/8300-0 Emerald green & white hoops, white & orange striped cap Horseware Express (IRE) 32
4 9-1 Peter Fahey C J Elliott (2) 57 33/134.00
13 (4) 064313- MAROON, white cross of lorraine,diabolo on sleeves,royal blue cap,yellow star Enter The Red (IRE) 170
Beaten Favourite
5 8-13 bt A A Howard R Coakley 55 20/121.00
14 (12) 0257-00 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Satchel 16
4 8-10 p1 A McGuinness R Dawson 52 10/111.00
15 (6) 78-2803 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Busalla (IRE) 42
5 8-10 b G O'Leary I T Queally (4) 52 11/26.50
16 (9) 848/3-08 Emerald Green, Grey braces, striped cap Is Feider Leis (IRE) 16
4 8-10 P D Deegan P K Donovan (2) 52 20/121.00
Non runners
175000-43Pixie Spirit (IRE)48-6J NashReserve 148

Verdict

Most of Ireland's brightest young riders are involved here and Kate O'Brien should give Xsquared, whose last success was over hurdles last summer, a strong ride. Hi Emperor came good at Dundalk and a 6lb rise is by no means harsh and Korbous enters the equation having being dropped in the weights despite a decent effort at Gowran. HAVE A NICE DAY ran very well over 6f here last month on his first start since scoring at Dundalk in November so, with that under his belt, he's handed the vote in a tricky race. Mr Bounty is very consistent on Polytrack and Gary Halpin has ridden him previously so he's another to consider.