Naas

  • 16:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden 7f

  • Winner €9,532 2nd €2,944 3rd €1,395 4th €620
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.30s
  • Off time: 16:28:03
16:25 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whitecliffsofdover (USA) Evs
2nd Lightening Fast 4/1
3rd Top Chain (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 4 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Beast 16
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan P J Smullen 3/14.00
2 (6) 8 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Lightening Fast 16
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane 4/15.00
3 (5) PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Noble Intention (IRE)
2 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 22/123.00
4 (2) Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap North Carolina (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 13/27.50
5 (7) 07 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HALVED, hooped sleeves & cap Olly's Folly 23
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 50/151.00
6 (8) PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Sonic Boom
2 9-5 t1 J J Murphy C O'Donoghue 50/151.00
7 (3) 4 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Whitecliffsofdover (USA) 37
2 9-5 A P O'Brien D O'Brien (3) Evs2.00
8 (4) ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Yarraman (SAF)
2 9-5 P J Flynn D M Grant 66/167.00
9 (11) Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Desert Dancer (IRE)
2 9-0 Ms S Lavery W M Lordan 40/141.00
10 (10) 90 Light blue, red sash, red seams on sleeves, red star on cap Prudencia (IRE) 29
2 9-0 T G McCourt K J Leonard (7) 100/1101.00
11 (1) 9 Emerald green, royal blue triple diamond, emerald green cap, white diamonds Top Chain (IRE) 40
2 9-0 T Kodama S Foley 25/126.00

Verdict

WHITECLIFFSOFDOVER cost an incredible $1.15m yet wasn't even his stable's number one when making his debut at the Curragh. He stayed on very nicely over that 6f behind Intelligence Cross and with big-race entries he's obviously well regarded. North Carolina also represents Ballydoyle and the full-brother to the useful Sword Fighter is definitely one to keep an eye on. Beast made a very promising start behind Arcada in a strong maiden at the Curragh and will ensure the O'Brien pair don't have things their own way while Frankel's son Lightening Fast was very well supported in that latter event and will be expected to do much better.