Naas

  • 19:30 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Naas Oaks Trial 1m 2f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.42s
  • Off time: 19:31:24
19:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Venus de Milo (IRE) 8/1
2nd Opera Gloves (IRE) 25/1
3rd Bunairgead (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 21-5428 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bunairgead (IRE) 31
3 9-0 b J S Bolger K J Manning 99 14/115.00
2 (1) 0132-67 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Coolibah (IRE) 50
3 9-0 C O'Brien F M Berry 91 50/151.00
3 (3) Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Feile Na Mban (IRE)
3 9-0 h J S Bolger R P Whelan 33/134.00
4 (6) 8-18 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Keeping (IRE) 49
3 9-0 G M Lyons E J McNamara 84 20/121.00
5 (4) 461-261 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Love And Cherish (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-0 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 86 25/126.00
6 (8) 311 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Majenta (IRE) 17
3 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 91 11/112.00
7 (5) 53-134 Dark Blue Moth (IRE) 26
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 107 4/111.36
8 (10) 31-20 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Opera Gloves (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 91 25/126.00
9 (7) 1 RED & GREY STRIPES, grey sleeves, red cap Rocktique (USA) 18
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 8/19.00
10 (9) 831 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Sleeping Beauty (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 90 16/117.00
11 (2) 1 Pink Venus de Milo (IRE) 14
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 8/19.00

Verdict

Whether this will have any bearing on next month's Oaks is another matter but MOTH would be an obvious contender if taking her chance at the Curragh. A close third to Sky Lantern in the 1000 Guineas then fourth in the Oaks at Epsom, she's well exposed now but her overall form looks good enough to gain just the second victory of her career before she heads for the classic. Her stablemate Venus De Milo doesn't hold an entry in the big race but she is in a Group 2 and showed plenty of potential on her debut at Fairyhouse. Bunairgead ran very well behind Viztoria in a Curragh Group 3 before a fair run in the Irish 1000 Guineas while the likes of Majenta, a winner over 1m2f earlier this month, and Rocktique, who stayed on strongly to make a winning debut over a mile at Navan, can show enough improvement to get involved.