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17:25 Naas (IRE)

English Comprehension Testing Apprentice Handicap (47-65)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,525
  • 2nd: €1,285
  • 3rd: €565
  • 4th: €325
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 8.90s
  • Off Time: 17:25:37
  • 14 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Emerald green, dark blue cross sashes, check cap
6/1
  • Form 350421-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 64

prominent, on terms from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace

2(2)
Silk - Purple, white star, white armlet, quartered cap

Gallena

24 D
14/1
  • Form 931-629
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 59

prominent, 6th 2f out, dropped to 8th and no extra 1f out

3(13)
Silk - RED, white star & chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white stars
7/1
  • Form 63147-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 58

rear of mid-division, 12th 2f out, 11th and no impression 1f out, kept on

4(6)
Silk - Black, red star, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star
16/1
  • Form 90-3705
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 58

soon tracked leaders, 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 9th and no extra 1f out

5(5)
Silk - Maroon, black hoop, black armlet, black diamond on cap
14/1
  • Form 062580
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 57

dwelt, soon behind towards rear, closer in 9th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, soon short of room and switched right, stayed on well to go 2nd on line, not get to winner

6(11)
Silk - Emerald green, white disc, white seams on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form U8125-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 56

soon tracked leaders, closed 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well

7(14)
Silk - YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 9/0257-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 55

soon pushed along and switched left, in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, 13th 2f out, no impression when briefly short of room approaching final furlong, kept on same pace

9(9)
Silk - Emerald Green, Grey braces, striped cap
  • Form 8848/3-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 54

soon tracked leaders, 10th 2f out, no impression 1f out

10(12)
Silk - Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap
11/2
  • Form 7446-63
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 53

soon pushed along in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace

11(3)
Silk - PINK, light blue sash & cap
  • Form 93430-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

soon led, strongly pressed 2f out and soon headed, 4th 1f out, soon no impression

12(1)
Silk - White, Orange disc, Orange cap
33/1
  • Form 0458-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

reared slightly leaving stalls and lost ground at start, soon tracked leaders, 5th 2f out, dropped to 7th and no extra 1f out

13(10)
Silk - YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap
  • Form 85000-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

soon chased leaders, closed 2f out and soon on terms, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd on line

14(8)
Silk - White, red braces, halved sleeves, white cap
20/1
  • Form 9007-83
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

soon tracked leaders, under pressure before halfway, dropped to 11th 2f out, soon no impression

15
Silk - BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars
  • Form 23392-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 65

stumbled slightly leaving stalls and soon trailing in rear, still last 2f out, soon no impression, kept on

16
NR

Burnwynd Boy

11 ht D
  • Form 66-0000
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

17
NR
  • Form 006-480
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 59

8(7)
NR
  • Form 064313-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 55

In depth

Verdict

Have A Nice Day was in fine form at Dundalk in the autumn and is on a lower mark than when scoring there in November so has to be a threat if ready after a break. Apache Gold was around 6l behind in that latter race but has the advantage of a recent run having gone well at Limerick. Enter The Red went up 8lb for scoring at Cork which looked a bit harsh but PIXIE SPIRIT ran easily his best race to date at Navan on his reappearance and will take all the beating if staging a repeat. He had Indigo Iris just behind and she's since run well so the form looks good enough for this.

Formwatch

Have A Nice Day 9-4fav (9-10) Held up, 11th before straight, closed to chase leaders in 5th over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Stoichkhov (8-3) by nk, 13 ran.

Gallena 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 9l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.

Apache Gold (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead over 2f out, challenged and headed early final furlong, no extra and dropped to 5th closing stages, 5th of 13, 3l behind Fiosrach (9-3) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 hvy.

Cappadocia (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt and in rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 10th 2f out, went 6th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 11, 5l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.

Tsar Paul (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Shabra Emperor (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.

Doonard Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and lost place 2f out, 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Shabra Emperor (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.

Beau Satchel 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on stands' side, ridden 2f out and soon no extra, 17th of 23, 19l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft.

Is Feider Leis (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 23, 11l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft.

Indigo Iris (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Ran freely early and soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, drifted left over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft.

Blistering Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Led, joined before straight, headed 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 6l behind Fiosrach (9-6) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-70.

Denbigh Raur (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on stands' side, ridden and no extra under 2f out, 16th of 23, 18l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft.

Pixie Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Dwelt, mid-division halfway, switched right and 9th 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 23, 2 1/2l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft.

Yellow Dandy (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.

Peggy's Leg (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Settled in rear of mid-division, progress after halfway and ridden in 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 23, 2 3/4l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft.

Burnwynd Boy 33-1 (8-5) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft.

Moonbi Creek (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never a factor, pushed along entering straight and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 16, 13l behind Conan's Rock (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 47-75 hvy.

Enter The Red (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Soon ridden along close up, driven 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Danzoe (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.