Naas

  • 16:30 Profile Systems 'Celebrating 35 Years' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.40s
  • Off time: 16:30:45
16:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Acriveen (IRE) 7/1
2nd Dancing Tornado (IRE) 9/1
3rd Six Stone Ned (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F04626 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dancing Tornado (IRE) 29
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-10 M Hourigan J S McGarvey (7) 130 9/110.00
2 583/33F- BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our Gar (IRE) 423
Beaten Favourite
9 11-3 t Mrs P Dobbs J L Cullen 123 16/117.00
3 0/125-04 Maroon, dark green chevron, white sleeves, emerald green cap Chino Valdes (IRE) 51
7 10-11 b Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 117 7/18.00
4 710 EMERALD GREEN, orange spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cara's Oscar (IRE) 21
6 10-10 C A Murphy B Hayes (5) 116 14/115.00
5 2/52241- BLACK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, light blue & yellow hooped slvs, white cap Armaramak (IRE) 423
8 10-9 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (3) 115 15/28.50
6 01/020-P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 31
6 10-9 b C Roche A P Crowe 115 6/17.00
7 0U0-239 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Turner Brown (IRE) 70
Beaten Favourite
8 10-9 p1 M O'Hare R C Colgan 115 11/43.75
8 332-137 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 21
6 10-8 t N Meade D J Condon 114 7/18.00
9 015373 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 10-4 P O Brady B R Dalton (5) 110 10/111.00
10 4P-64P1 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Acriveen (IRE) 8
10 10-3 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 109 7/18.00
11 486R/37 White, red spots, halved sleeves, white cap Ballyvoile (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
9 10-2 t Ms M Flynn T C Carroll (5) 108 16/117.00
12 21/F-221 Red, white stars, royal blue sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap Rare Symphony (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-11 t P Magnier B J Cooper 103 7/18.00

Verdict

Edward O'Grady appears to have found an ideal opportunity for ARMARAMAK to make a winning return. The eight-year-old was last seen at Killarney in August of last year where he easily won a handicap chase. He reverts to hurdling on a 17lb lower mark and will be difficult to beat. Imperial Shabra is also better known as a chaser these days and won at Galway in September. He's also much lower over timber and with fitness on his side has to be a threat. Rare Symphony has been going well over hurdles and is well enough handicapped though he ran poorly on the Flat last time while Six Stone Ned has only had three runs over timber and there should be more to come.