Naas

  • 15:20 Tipper Road Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.07s
  • Off time: 15:20:55
15:20 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Confident Cub (IRE) 7/1
2nd Stoichkhov (IRE) 14/1
3rd Bualadh Croi (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 415495- ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 182
Distance Winner
6 10-0 P J Flynn I T Queally (7) 65 12/113.00
2 (5) 00/0-012 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Bualadh Croi (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-13 D Miley C R King (2) 64 8/19.00
3 (11) 56022-5 Red, dark green epaulettes, dark green & red halved sleeves, red cap Carvelas (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
4 9-13 M Butler J J Doyle (4) 64 10/111.00
4 (13) 07099-9 MAROON, yellow sash, yellow chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Hexagonal (IRE) 9
4 9-13 h A McGuinness Mr Conor Orr (7) 64 25/126.00
5 (14) 0030- DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Jennys Lane (IRE) 190
4 9-12 L P Cusack R A Doyle (2) 63 20/121.00
6 (15) 985940 Emerald green & dark blue halved, dark blue sleeves, royal blue stars, dark blue cap Gold Tantrum (IRE) 3
6 9-11 S Fahey G P Brouder (4) 62 16/117.00
7 (3) 15-0900 YELLOW, red disc, white sleeves, red cap Wild China (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 9-11 M C Connell Megan Carberry (2) 62 25/126.00
8 (1) 5521-51 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Vasoni (IRE) 9
5 9-10 T Doyle Anastasia O'Brien (4) 61 11/26.50
9 (4) 09625-2 Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Quill And Vellum (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
5 9-9 t J S Bolger K K Hennessy (7) 60 7/18.00
10 (10) 32850-0 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap King's Wharf (IRE) 70
4 9-7 t1 L Smyth G P Halpin (2) 58 16/117.00
11 (12) 5228-43 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Confident Cub (IRE) 10
5 9-6 h J S Bolger D Robinson (4) 57 7/18.00
12 (9) 052715 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Stoichkhov (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 9-2 Michael G Cleary K J Dowling (7) 53 14/115.00
13 (7) 007-942 Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star Smoke Charger (IRE) 5
4 9-1 P D Deegan P K Donovan (4) 52 5/23.50
14 (6) 00-5 WHITE, orange hoop, orange cap with white hoop Knockdoha (IRE) 9
8 8-13 A Walker Katherine S O'Brien (2) 50 20/121.00
Non runners
15 (8)87008/9Ros Cuire (IRE)88-10W A MurphyC J Elliott47

Verdict

Bualadh Croi has been in fine form on Polytrack and there's no reason why he shouldn't transfer his potential to Turf. Connor King will ensure he gets every assistance while Ana O'Brien has picked up a good ride on the in-form Vasoni, who will be suited by the ground though an 8lb rise for her latest success looks harsh. Jim Bolger runs both Quill And Vellum, still a maiden after a dozen starts, and Confident Cub, who has a similar profile but looks ready to win soon judging on his latest runs at Dundalk. SMOKE CHARGER has had little experience but is progressing with each run and can race from the same mark as when runner-up to Stronger Than Me at Leopardstown on Monday. He looks the one to be on in an open contest.