Naas

  • 14:45 Happy Birthday Dixie Reilly Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 14:45:39
14:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glen Beg (IRE) 33/1
2nd Wooly Tom (IRE) 11/1
3rd Drumlee (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 94-1851 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-10 p G Elliott B J Cooper 130 10/111.00
2 741831 Yellow, purple chevron, purple spots on sleeves, purple star on cap Trucking Along (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-9 h S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 129 9/110.00
3 2356-52 ROYAL BLUE,yellow epaulettes,yellow slvs,royal blue stars,blue cap,yellow star Rory O'Moore (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 h R O'Neill D N Russell 126 13/27.50
4 10-0434 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Drumlee (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
6 10-10 C F Swan D J Casey 116 13/27.50
5 8-80281 ORANGE, white sleeves, check cap Wooly Tom (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
10 10-8 pt P Mooney M F Mooney 114 11/112.00
6 F22/0-P5 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Out Now (IRE) 17
10 10-4 E J O'Grady S J Hassett (3) 110 20/121.00
7 075001 Dark blue, light green chevron, light green star on cap Wither Hills (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 10-4 p B R Hamilton A E Lynch 110 10/111.00
8 4B-2176 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 20
6 10-3 A L T Moore P Carberry 109 5/16.00
9 0-54070 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
7 10-3 p Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 109 33/134.00
10 005111 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-2 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 108 5/16.00
11 732505 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Montrel 20
5 10-1 E P Harty A P Heskin 109 14/115.00
12 3-75044 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Black Zero (IRE) 69
6 10-0 M J McDonagh P T Enright 106 12/113.00
13 512699 Dark green, dark green cap, yellow star Sea Rocket (IRE) 23
6 9-13 C Roche A P Crowe 105 16/117.00
14 11/020 Red, pink cross sashes & armlet, red & pink striped cap Benhego 226
Distance Winner
9 9-12 G M Doyle A F O'Neill (7) 104 16/117.00

Verdict

Luke's Benefit has been superbly placed to complete a hat-trick and is reverting to hurdles on a 14lb lower mark than over fences. However, this is a better class event and his winning run may have come to an end. ROCKY WEDNESDAY looked beaten at Lepardstown but stayed on dourly to catch Lastoftheleaders close home. He's up 6lb but is taken to complete a double. Trucking Along appeared to relish stepping up to 2m6f at Ayr but he's won over this trip and conditions are in his favour. Rory O'Moore has competed against very smart opposition in novice company and makes his handicap debut on what looks a fair mark while Drumlee is another having his first handicap start and he's shown plenty of promise. Wooly Tom bounced back to form at Fairyhouse though he's now on his highest ever mark as is Wither Hills, who scrambled home in a moderate handicap at Navan.