Naas

  • 19:30 Play The Tote Placepot Handicap 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.57s
  • Off time: 19:31:04
19:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bendzoldan (IRE) 5/2
2nd Zelos Dream (IRE) 12/1
3rd July Revolution (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 95-0211 WHITE, maroon hoop, hooped sleeves & cap Bendzoldan (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-13 p Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 64 5/23.50
3 (16) 0-851 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap July Revolution (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 9-4 D Marnane F Lynch 64 5/23.50
4 (5) 6/00-452 YELLOW, purple sash, brown sleeves, purple cap Zelos Dream (IRE) 8
5 9-4 t J B McCabe C D Hayes 55 12/113.00
5 (13) 000/00-0 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Born To Rock (IRE) 50
6 9-3 t J T Gorman B A Curtis 54 20/121.00
6 (12) 639-730 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
4 8-13 p1 T G McCourt J P O'Brien (ex1) 50 12/113.00
7 (1) 288008 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Elusive Express (IRE) 16
4 8-12 H Rogers P J Smullen 49 16/117.00
9 (14) 070-452 MAROON, white panel, white armlet, striped cap San Jose City (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 8-12 p M Kelly J F Egan 49 6/17.00
10 (2) 079-000 WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 11
4 8-10 pt W J Fitzpatrick L F Roche (5) 47 33/134.00
11 (11) 3506-07 GREY, red diamond, red cap Cinnin Oir (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 8-10 t D J Barry G F Carroll 47 16/117.00
13 (7) 9-09 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap Mea Parvitas (IRE) 59
3 8-10 M Halford S Foley 56 16/117.00
15 (10) 6/090-05 YELLOW, black stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Sli Na Croi (IRE) 16
4 8-10 P J Flynn D M Grant 47 12/113.00
16 (6) 900-755 ORANGE, black star, hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Windsor Pride (IRE) 12
3 8-4 W McCreery I J Brennan (3) 50 8/19.00
17 992667 WHITE,green triple diamond,green slvs,white diamonds,green cap,white diamonds Sovereign Secure (IRE) 17
5 9-2 P McCreery J A Heffernan 53 20/121.00
18 0-408 Light blue, black seams, black sleeves, light blue armlet, light blue cap Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 11
4 9-5 t D Miley Mr M Monahan (7) 56 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (8)7/41-602Lift The Gloom69-6N LawlorM C Hussey57
8 (15)48900-6Pimlico Sound (IRE)78-12T J O'MaraW M Lordan49
12 (9)6080-0Mary Mac (IRE)48-10A A HowardR P Cleary47
14 (3)9-72860Refuse To Sell (IRE)78-10F CostelloJ A Heffernan47
1966-4400Highwater Express (IRE)39-3J S BolgerReserve 363

Verdict

This is much more competitive than the first division. Bendzoldan is in cracking form and, though she's shot up the weights, has won from a mark this high in the past. However, she was receiving 5lb from Lift The Gloom when beating him almost three lengths at Down Royal and the runner-up is 12lb better off. JULY REVOLUTION hadn't shown much on Polytrack but it was a different matter when he made his handicap debut at Fairyhouse where he gained an impressive victory. He should go on from that and can complete the double. Zelos Dream and San Jose City both ran well last time and should be considered.