Naas

  • 18:30 Prosperous Financial Services Supporting North Kildare Chamber Maiden6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.44s
  • Off time: 18:30:46
18:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Illustrate (IRE) 5/2
2nd Lottie Dod (IRE) 7/2
3rd Kiss The Stars (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 0-76 YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Hello Humpfrey (IRE) 16
4 9-12 P Casey O Casey (5) 33/134.00
2 (11) 65 EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, purple cap The Home Ruler (IRE) 30
4 9-12 W McCreery D M Grant 14/115.00
3 (5) 08 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Gentle Prince (IRE) 27
3 9-5 P Meany C T Keane (5) 66/167.00
4 (3) 6-02 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Illustrate (IRE) 17
3 9-5 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 87 5/23.50
5 (4) 43 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Inkerman (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 9/43.25
6 (1) 4 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Midfield General (IRE) 11
3 9-5 J S Bolger D M Redmond (10) 14/115.00
7 (8) 6-6 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Peace Accord 26
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 20/121.00
8 (14) 0 Pink & white diamonds Rockview Emperor (IRE) 21
3 9-5 J C McConnell E J McNamara 33/134.00
9 (2) 25227 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars & armlet, red cap Silver Lightening (IRE) 16
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 82 7/18.00
10 (6) 0- BLACK, red cross of lorraine, red stars on sleeves, red star on cap Britain's Pride 208
3 9-0 Mrs S Dawson R P Whelan (3) 50/151.00
11 (7) S RED, yellow seams, green cap Glowing Star (IRE) 11
3 9-0 A Oliver G F Carroll 33/134.00
12 (9) 09 Yellow, red hoop, red sleeves, quartered cap Kiss The Stars (IRE) 15
3 9-0 T G McCourt I J Brennan (3) 50/151.00
13 (10) 23334-6 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Lottie Dod (IRE) 23
3 9-0 C O'Brien F M Berry 95 7/24.50
14 (13) 067 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Palace Art (IRE) 17
3 9-0 P Casey J A Heffernan 33/134.00
15 (15) 06 Red, black epaulettes, white sleeves, red cap, black star Saga Heidi (IRE) 15
3 9-0 J M Barrett D Robinson (7) 33/134.00
16 (16) 8 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Sunshinesonleith (IRE) 49
3 9-0 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 20/121.00
17 (17) 00 LIGHT BLUE, white slvs, white & mauve hooped cap Tonys Magic (IRE) 26
3 9-0 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 50/151.00

Verdict

After her third place in the Phoenix Stakes, it's difficult to know why Lottie Dod is still a maiden and she didn't show much dash on her reappearance though it was obvious from the betting she needed the run. ILLUSTRATE was facing quick ground for the first time at the Curragh a couple of weeks ago and ran very well behind the useful Royal Empress. He's a late-maturing type who looks ready to gain his first success. Silver Lightening looked ready to win soon after a very good run at Fairyhouse but was very disappointing at Roscommon five days later though it could have come too soon. Inkerman didn't get the clearest of runs when strongly fancied at Roscommon and looks best of the remainder.