Naas

  • 17:10 paddypower.com iPhone App Flat Race2m

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €541
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off time: 17:10:47
17:10 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Samain (GER) 7/4
2nd Letter Of Credit (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 053311 Red, yellow panel, red cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 12-0 G T Lynch M P Fogarty (5) 7/24.50
2 333-211 EMERALD GREEN, yellow hoop, striped cap Presenting Nama (IRE) 140
Distance Winner
6 12-0 J Halley Mr P A King (7) 12/113.00
3 6/13 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-11 J J Mangan Ms K Walsh 12/113.00
4 4-212 RED & WHITE HALVED, red sleeves, white cap, black spots Mississippi River (IRE) 53
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-11 J E Kiely R P McNamara 7/42.75
5 2-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Samain (GER) 43
Distance Winner
5 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 7/42.75
6 MAUVE Georges Street (IRE)
5 11-6 T J Taaffe Mr P J McMahon (7) 16/117.00

Verdict

Only newcomer Georges Street can be ruled out in what should prove a very interesting bumper. Letter Of Credit and Presenting Nama are doubly penalised and preference is just for the former, who beat a good field at Gowran last time, particularly as the latter probably needs quicker ground. Castle Wings was beaten just three lengths by Letter Of Credit Gowran at so should get closer on 3lb better terms while Samain gained many admirers with an excellent run at Punchestown when beating Cairdin by just over a length, despite showing signs of inexperience, with the remainder well beaten. Willie Mullins' charge looks a big threat but the one to beat is MISSISSIPPI RIVER, who failed by the narrowest margin to catch Jim Will Fix It in the Grade 2 Future Champions INH Flat Race at Punchestown's Christmas fixture.