Naas

  • 12:45 Book Hospitality On Line Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.10s
  • Off time: 12:45:08
12:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lagostovegas (IRE) 11/10
2nd Newberry New (IRE) 9/2
3rd King Of Aragon (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0 Emerald green, emerald green & white hooped cap Ainslie (IRE) 20
4 11-7 G Elliott L P Dempsey (3) 66/167.00
2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Authorized Cadeaux
4 11-7 G Elliott B J Cooper 8/19.00
3 2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Best Kept Secret (IRE) 16
4 11-7 t A P O'Brien B J Geraghty 5/16.00
4 0 White Boost Buddy (IRE) 20
4 11-7 T F Shaw N P Madden 66/167.00
5 - RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Buonarotti Boy (IRE) 106
4 11-7 G Elliott K C Sexton 50/151.00
6 - Royal blue, royal blue cap, yellow star Free State 8
4 11-7 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 66/167.00
7 - BLACK, white hollow box, black sleeves, white seams, black cap, white star Indian Monsoon (IRE) 100
4 11-7 C Byrnes P T Enright 33/134.00
8 4 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap King Of Aragon (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 ht A P O'Brien M P Walsh 6/17.00
9 3286 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap Newberry New (IRE) 20
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/25.50
10 0 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, white cap, red stars Rock Lobster 20
4 11-7 G Elliott C D Timmons (5) 50/151.00
11 765 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, red & light green striped sleeves, light green & yellow hooped cap Tiger Moon (IRE) 6
4 11-7 t E Linehan P E Corbett (5) 66/167.00
12 - Black, orange cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap Azamesse (IRE) 57
4 11-0 t John Feane R Loughran 33/134.00
13 56 ROYAL BLUE & ORANGE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star Krissy's Kisses (IRE) 16
4 11-0 t1 P J Rothwell A Ring (5) 66/167.00
14 223 White, maroon panel & sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Lagostovegas (IRE) 20
4 11-0 David Kelly S W Flanagan 11/102.10
15 /- Black, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, pink star Sarah Joyce (IRE) 118
4 11-0 C Bowe M P Fogarty 33/134.00
16 532 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, striped sleeves & cap Vocal Heir (IRE) 94
4 11-0 B W Duke A E Lynch 20/121.00

Verdict

Lagostovegas did very well when runner-up to a couple of useful types on her opening runs over hurdles but didn't appear to appreciate the very testing ground when third to Ivanovich Gorbatov at Leopardstown. With the ground again riding heavy and a stiff track to contend with she may not be able to cope with that winner's stable companion BEST KEPT SECRET. A low-class handicapper on the Flat, Aidan O'Brien's charge made an excellent start over timber on heavy ground at Punchestown where he had his much better fancied stablemate King Of Aragon behind and looks like making a much better hurdler. Newberry New and Ainslie were a long way behind in that event and the former Italian Flat winner Authorized Cadeaux looks best of Gordon Elliott's trio but Vocal Heir has yet to encounter this sort of ground.