• 15:20 BESS Ball 16th of February Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.80s
  • Off time: 15:20:22
15:20 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tennis Cap (FR) 3/1
2nd Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 4/1
3rd Rory Anna (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 817P-66 Pink & white diamonds Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-7 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 121 20/121.00
2 9-PP4P0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Moville (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-6 M Brassil M P Walsh 120 25/126.00
3 11/F-8F Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap El Mondo (FR) 49
7 11-5 N Madden N P Madden 119 25/126.00
4 7071 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Matsukaze (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-4 A J Martin Paul Carberry 118 4/15.00
5 4F1U Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Courageous Cry (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 11-2 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 118 12/113.00
6 54RP-60 PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Rory Anna (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
7 11-2 p J J Walsh B T O'Connell 116 16/117.00
7 3337-10 RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Tennis Cap (FR) 23
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 W P Mullins R Walsh 115 3/14.00
8 32219/S- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Vics Canvas (IRE) 625
Course Winner
10 10-11 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 111 14/115.00
9 P01-605 YELLOW, light blue triple diamond, light blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Labeille (FR) 24
6 10-9 E P Harty D J Casey 109 6/17.00
10 F21141 Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 18
Distance Winner
8 10-7 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 107 11/26.50
11 0-04501 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 100 4/15.00


Tennis Cap scored over 2m4f at Cork before running poorly when fancied over the minimum trip at Leopardstown. He's better than he showed that day and will need to be if he's to see off MATSUKAZE. Tony Martin's charge made a very impressive handicap debut at Navan last month and the assessor has taken note with a massive 14lb rise. This looks tougher but he probably has more in hand and can complete the double. Speed Dial has been in outstanding form and gained his third success from his last four starts at Fairyhouse where he had something in hand and Tim Carroll's claim is a major plus. Beneficial Spirit won over fences here a couple of weeks ago and is much better handicapped over hurdles so has to be respected.