• 15:25 Paddy Power Shops Better Value Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €27,300 2nd €7,980 3rd €3,780 4th €1,260
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.50s
  • Off time: 15:26:30
15:25 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Real Steel (IRE) 7/1
2nd Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-1101 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap City Slicker (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-7 h W P Mullins A P McCoy 140 9/43.25
2 1-117 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Minella Foru (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
5 11-6 E P Harty M P Walsh 133 12/113.00
3 5/15202 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 11-4 C A Murphy B J Cooper 130 5/16.00
5 22-123 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Real Steel (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-4 h P Fenton B T O'Connell 128 7/18.00
6 5-65521 ROYAL BLUE, red panel, hooped cap Kylestyle (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
5 11-3 F Flood Andrew J McNamara 130 9/110.00
7 12-1132 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) 35
Distance Winner
5 10-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 130 13/82.62
Non runners
412-6261Kick On Boss (IRE)811-4W McCreeryA E Lynch129


A P McCoy has a rare ride for Willie Mullins on board the J P McManus-owned CITY SLICKER, whose one poor effort in his last four came at Ascot. Whether he's up to this grade is another matter but is given the benefit of the doubt as that's a remark that also applies to his stablemate Vicky De L'Oasis, who has been beaten at Listed and Grade 3 level on her last two starts. Empire Of Dirt has been racing over longer trips since making a winning hurdles debut at Punchestown while all of the remainder have a bit to find though arrive in good heart.