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15:35 Naas (IRE)

Go Racing In Kildare (Pro/Am) Flat Race

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,520
  • 2nd: €1,280
  • 3rd: €560
  • 4th: €320
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 6.40s
  • Off Time: 15:35:50
  • 5 Ran
3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamonds on sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0

chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to narrow lead final 100 yards, kept on well under pressure

4
Silk - PINK, large red spots, emerald green spots on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots
  • Form 0S6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up behind leaders early, 3rd before halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace

5
Silk - ORANGE, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, orange cap, dark blue spots
  • Form 6-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up in last, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace

6
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
2/1
  • Form 2-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

led, ridden and challenged over 1f out, headed final 200 yards, no extra and kept on same pace

7
Silk - WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

chased leader in 2nd, ridden to dispute 1f out, narrowly headed final 100 yards, kept on, no extra close home

1
NR
  • Form 1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 12-0

2
NR
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0

In depth

Verdict

Despite the presence of several newcomers from top yards, SWEENEY TUNES gets the vote. Runner-up in a point at Loughbrickland in March, he made a very promising start under Rules in a bumper over 2m3f here where he only faded in the closing stages after hitting the front in the straight. Tusa Eire hails from the Willie Mullins stable but his pedigree is nothing special while Tony Martin's Bog Warrior and Arthur Moore's Duomo Di MIlano are very much staying types. Willie John is a half-brother to a winner between the flags but his dam scored regularly on the Flat so he may have enough pace to bustle up the selection.

Formwatch

Willie John (IRE) Monashee Mountain gelding out of Allmosa.

Coin River (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 9, 16l behind True Character (11-4) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Dec.

Follow The Script (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Always prominent, 2nd approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Munsaab (10-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat sft in Feb.

Sweeney Tunes 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closed straight, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 22, 3 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.

Tusa Eire (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Neeto.

Bog Warrior (IRE) Strategic Choice gelding out of Kilmac Princess.

Duomo Di Milano (IRE) Milan gelding out of Parsons Alert.