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17:40 Naas (IRE)

Bunoscionn Perform At Naas Handicap

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,000 added
  • Winner: €10,472
  • 2nd: €3,246
  • 3rd: €1,547
  • 4th: €697
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.25s
  • Off Time: 17:40:51
  • 9 Ran
1(7)
Silk - Grey, grey & black check cap
  • Form 851336
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 80

mid-division on stands' side, ridden 2f out, no impression

2(9)
Silk - Dark blue, white seams, white & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, white star
  • Form 7137-31
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 74

held up towards rear, niggled along early, pushed along and briefly edged left 2f out, progress into 5th and reminder 1f out, soon 2nd, pushed along and stayed on well under hands and heels to lead close home, cosily

3(2)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue panel & armlet, white cap, yellow star
12/1
  • Form 157526
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77

mid-division, pushed along in 7th 2f out, soon ridden, dropped to 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

4(4)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap
16/1
  • Form 170395
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 71

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

5(8)
Silk - Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap

Danz Gift (IRE)

106 t D
20/1
  • Form 7-63311
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 69

dwelt, in rear and off pace, plenty to do 1 1/2f out, pushed along 1f out, reminders inside final furlong, kept on without threatening, never involved

6(1)
Silk - Red & yellow diabolo, yellow star on cap
7/1
  • Form 222640
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 72

chased leaders, 4th 2f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

7(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red sleeves, striped cap
7/1
  • Form 0-24916
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 72

disputed lead, led halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, swished tail inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home

8(6)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine, black cap
  • Form 6-44475
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 61

chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, 2nd 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong

9(3)
Silk - White, red stars, light green cap
  • Form 44-450
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 61

disputed lead, ridden and headed halfway, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

FOCUS OF ATTENTION won on soft ground last summer and showed that fast going is no problem when scoring with plenty in hand at Fairyhouse. A 9lb rise makes this much more difficult but she's only had seven races and should have some more improvement in her. Elegant Drama has been running in slightly better company after landing a Fairyhouse maiden though finished last back there a week ago and will need to do much better. Brave Display's only victory on Turf was on heavy going while Danz Gift, five times a winner at Dundalk, is 0-13 on Turf. Early Call has yet to win in 15 starts though has gone close on several occasions on this type of ground while Rapid Reaction won over the track and trip last month and led for a long way when stepped up to 6f on a return visit.

Formwatch

Elegant Drama (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7 3/4l behind Kindly (9-9) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul.

Focus Of Attention (IRE) 11-8fav (10-0) Mid-division on inner, 8th halfway, not much room under 2f out, headway over 1f out, progress to lead final 200 yards, stayed on well and asserted, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul beating Secret Memories (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.

Gottardo (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Raced in 3rd early, effort 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Shore Step (8-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.

Brave Display (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Soffia (9-7) at Down Royal 5f hcp gf in Jun.

Danz Gift (IRE) 5-4fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, short of room 2f out, soon switched right and pushed along in 6th 1 1/2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, improved to lead near line, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Apr beating Pillar (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Early Call (IRE) 6-1jfav (9-13) Mid-division, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no danger, 11th of 20, 6 3/4l behind Gopsies Daughter (9-0) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Jul.

Rapid Reaction (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Led, pressed and ridden from 2f out, headed from 1f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Soffia (9-6) at Naas 6f hcp fll gf in Jul.

Polly Douglas (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Chased leader, 4th halfway, dropped to rear and ridden over 2f out, progress 1f out, kept on, no danger, 5th of 6, 3 1/4l behind Kindly (9-9) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul.

Social Butterfly (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway after 2f, took closer order 1 1/2f out, 8th 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 10th of 20, 6 3/4l behind Gopsies Daughter (9-0) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Jul.