Naas

  • 14:50 Woodlands Park 100 Club Nas Na Riogh Novice Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.30s
  • Off time: 14:51:12
14:50 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 9/2
2nd Champagne James (IRE) 9/2
3rd Asitsohappens (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 615145 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Band Of Blood (IRE) 58
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t M F Morris D J Mullins (5) 134 14/115.00
3 1/11-621 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bishops Road (IRE) 28
7 11-1 H De Bromhead B J Cooper 131 9/25.50
4 2422-12 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Coal (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
7 11-0 J T R Dreaper J J Burke 130 10/111.00
5 20-P439 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Carriganog (IRE) 15
6 10-10 A P O'Brien A P Crowe 126 25/126.00
6 17-2324 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Champagne James (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-10 T M Walsh Adrian Heskin 126 9/25.50
7 33RF46 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 14
6 10-10 J P Ryan R P Treacy (7) 126 16/117.00
8 5-4F32F MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 38
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-9 C A Murphy L P Dempsey (5) 125 9/25.50
9 1-FU645 Maroon, white star, white armlets, yellow cap Once And Always (IRE) 55
Beaten Favourite
7 10-8 t1 C Byrnes B T O'Connell 124 33/134.00
10 321F02 White, red diamond, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap Down Ace (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
8 10-7 N Meade G N Fox (5) 123 12/113.00
11 7-22663 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gallant Tipp (IRE) 42
7 10-7 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 123 12/113.00
12 716P4P  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Call Rog (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
7 10-3 h M F Morris N P Madden 119 33/134.00
13 41-0711 Maroon, yellow sash, black cap, yellow diamond Bothair Clei (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
10 10-3 Daniel G Murphy P T Enright 116 16/117.00
14 9-44232 Red & white chevrons, black sleeves, white seams, red cap, white star Asitsohappens (IRE) 8
7 10-3 M McCabe A E Lynch 114 8/19.00
15 817144 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sir Harry Cash 49
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-3 b E McNamara R Walsh 114 14/115.00
16 834/4-F3 Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Approach (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 10-3 T O'Brien D E Splaine (3) 112 25/126.00
Non runners
1215-221Fine Rightly (IRE)711-10S R B CrawfordD N Russell140

Verdict

A very good prize has produced a competitive field. Bothar Clei was probably a bit fortunate at Cork as his two main rivals fell. He had a couple of lengths to spare over Sizing Coal but the latter may reverse the form on these terms and could get into the frame. BISHOPS ROAD made a successful handicap debut at Leopardstown where he held off the strongly-supported Heathfield, who was receiving 20lb. Henry De Bromhead's charge is progressing rapidly and could turn out to be a pattern race performer so gets the nod. Fine Rightly is doing well, though a rise of 8lb for beating two rivals at Ayr may prove a step too far, while Empire Of Dirt was still going well in the lead when falling two out at Thurles last time. Down Ace had beaten the latter easily at Down Royal in December and Noel Meade's novice could prove a value each-way bet in a very open contest.