Naas

  • 14:25 Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.60s
  • Off time: 14:25:24
14:25 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jenari (IRE) 9/2
2nd Dylan Ross (IRE) 7/2
3rd Mount Benbulben (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3609/70 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on cap Current Resession (IRE) 15
Course Winner
7 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 33/134.00
2 22220-F RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
3 91/3F22- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 275
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 b1 P Nolan D N Russell 126 6/17.00
4 112392 RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 30
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 t Ross O'Sullivan Andrew J McNamara 7/18.00
5 31-F055 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Living Next Door (IRE) 15
6 11-12 A J Martin D J Casey 25/126.00
6 1/S1127- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 227
Distance Winner
7 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 6/42.50
7 723657 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Somethingdifferent (IRE) 64
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 33/134.00
8 0U/1244- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 317
8 11-12 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 25/126.00
9 24110-9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 169
Distance Winner
5 11-11 C O'Dwyer A P Crowe 16/117.00
10 12231F- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jenari (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
5 11-11 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/25.50
11 4960-04 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Silas Mariner (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 11-11 pt Miss S J Harty M Darcy 20/121.00
12 806-7P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomond Park (IRE) 167
5 11-11 C A Murphy N P Madden 40/141.00
13 922323 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Westhaven (IRE) 33
4 10-13 N Meade P Townend 20/121.00

Verdict

Several of these should go on to better things but MOUNT BENBULBEN has been waiting in the wings for some time and can finally make his debut over fences. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles at Navan in November, his two later efforts were at the highest level and he could be an exciting prospect over the bigger obstacles. Dylan Ross, runner-up to Cash And Go in the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in December, started a short-priced favourite on his chasing debut at Roscommon earlier this month but jumped moderately and was soon done with. He'll have learnt from that and has to be of interest while Far Away So Close brings the experience of three runs over fences with him and is another on the short-list. He's Our Man, a very progressive hurdler, came up against a really smart novice when narrowly beaten by Tofino Bay at Navan and looks a big threat as does Jenari, who won a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Fairyhouse in April and was in touch when falling at the highest level at Punchestown a couple of weeks later.