14:00 Naas (IRE)

Joe Byrne Memorial Handicap Chase (0-130)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,500 added
  • Winner: €10,695
  • 2nd: €2,480
  • 3rd: €1,085
  • 4th: €620
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 23.10s
  • Off Time: 14:01:37
  • 9 Ran
Silk - MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form 421336
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123
  • Trainer J R Finn
  • Jockey B J Cooper

held up in rear, ridden in last 3 out, some progress entering straight, 6th 2 out, no extra

Silk - Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap
  • Form 428630
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 122
  • Trainer P J Gilligan
  • Jockey R C Colgan

prominent, disputed lead briefly after 4th, ridden in 2nd entering straight, disputing 2nd at last, weakened run-in

Silk - PINK, light blue sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 1/113BP-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 121
  • Trainer J F Robinson
  • Jockey B Hayes

held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor

Silk - WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars
  • Form 700511
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 111
  • Trainer Denis Hogan
  • Jockey B F Cawley

made virtually all, joined briefly after 4th, went clear from 2 out, mistake at last, ridden run-in, stayed on well under pressure

Silk - BEIGE, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap

Worldor (FR)

15 t CD
  • Form 0/11-5F6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 117
  • Trainer H De Bromhead
  • Jockey A E Lynch

tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out

Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star
  • Form 92-9409
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 116
  • Trainer A Kennedy
  • Jockey M J Ferris

held up in touch, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in close 5th next, close enough 5th at last, no extra run-in


Knocklong (IRE)

250 DCD
  • Form 75046-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 116
  • Trainer C Roche
  • Jockey A P Crowe

tracked leaders, close 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd next, disputing 2nd at last, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong

Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 990-410
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 114
  • Trainer C Roche
  • Jockey M P Walsh

held up in touch, ridden 3 out, 7th next, no extra

Silk - LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap
  • Form 30-4052
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 113
  • Trainer A L T Moore
  • Jockey D N Russell

tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, close 4th and ridden on outer next, disputing 2nd at last, kept on in 2nd inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth


Denis Hogan is a brilliant placer of his horses and looks to have found another opportunity for LUKE'S BENEFIT, who won over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month and completed a double over fences at Punchestown on New Year's Eve. He's in such good heart that a 6lb penalty looks manageable and a hat-trick beckons. Treat Yourself was conceding 12lb to the selection when beaten seven lengths over hurdles at Thurles in February so the revised weights put him in with a shout on his handicap debut over fences. Golden Ticket landed a novices' handicap here in November but was very disappointing when strongly fancied at Navan a month later. Worldor has won twice over timber but hasn't shown much so far over fences, though he makes his handicap bow here.


Ballyfinboy (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Towards rear, closer order 5 out, soon 8th, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 10, 29l behind The Amarillo Kid (10-7) at Cork 2m gd in Oct.

Churchfield Champ (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, improved to chase leaders into straight, weakened last, 19th of 28, well behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Mr Goodenough (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, pushed along 3 out and no impression in 10th approaching straight, no extra and behind when pulled up run-in, dismounted, in a race won by Goonyella (10-0) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Apr, 19 ran.

Luke's Benefit (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Always prominent, led after 3 out, went clear and ridden after next, stayed on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec beating Kennoway (10-12) by 7l, 10 ran.

Worldor (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, soon ridden, moderate 6th next, no impression, 6th of 11, well behind Ned Buntline (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.

Character Actor (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Towards rear, headway into 7th 4 out, ridden and no extra next, 9th of 16, 37l behind Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs in Dec.

Knocklong (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up, pecked 2nd, 3rd and not fluent, moderate 7th halfway, 6th 5 out, pushed along and no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Uncle Tom Cobley (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Apr, 8 ran.

Golden Ticket (AUS) 2-1fav (10-10) Soon chased leaders, 4th after 5 out, 7th before straight, weakened 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec.

Treat Yourself (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th until moderate 3rd from 5 out, pushed along in moderate 2nd approaching straight, closed from before 2 out, no impression in 3rd when slightly hampered last and left 2nd again, kept on same pace,, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Is Herself About (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chs gd in Dec.