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17:55 Naas (IRE)

Live The Dream With Tote Handicap

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €13,000
  • 2nd: €3,800
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 8.73s
  • Off Time: 17:55:21
  • 11 Ran
2nd
Silk -
20/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    10/1

      1(1)
      Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap

      Arctic (IRE)

      22 t D
      7/1
      • Form 60560-5
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-11
      • Official Rating 96

      tracked leaders, 7th 2f out, 8th and no extra 1f out, soon eased

      2(2)
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, green sleeves, orange cap
      • Form 132210-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 94

      soon disputed lead, narrowly headed from under 2f out, 3rd 1f out, soon no impression, no extra and eased inside final furlong

      3(11)
      Silk - WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap
      • Form 4/3100-0
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 87

      in rear, switched right to outer 2f out, ridden to go 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, led inside final 100yds

      4(7)
      Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap

      Masai (IRE)

      192 D
      9/4
      • Form 341-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 96

      soon chased leaders, 6th travelling smoothly 2f out, still 6th and ridden 1f out, headway but no impression when no room inside final 50yds

      5(10)
      Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
      • Form 235310-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 81

      soon tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, still 4th 1f out, no impression when short of room 100yds out, kept on

      6(4)
      Silk - Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap
      • Form 3581-65
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 78

      towards rear, 9th 2f out, dropped to 10th under pressure and no impression 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

      7(6)
      Silk - YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap
      • Form 7705-34
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 77

      soon towards rear, pushed along from halfway, 8th 2f out, 9th and no impression 1f out

      8(3)
      Silk - Yellow, red hoop, red sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form 331530-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-5
      • Official Rating 76

      tracked leaders, 5th 2f out, dropped to 7th 1f out, soon no impression

      9(8)
      Silk - YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, check sleeves, royal blue cap

      Ask Dad

      15 bt D
      10/1
      • Form 0-63857
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-4
      • Official Rating 75

      soon disputed lead, narrowly headed from under 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final 100yds

      10(5)
      Silk - White, purple sash, red cap
      15/2
      • Form 08606-2
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-4
      • Official Rating 74

      held up, towards rear when pushed along before halfway, last and no impression 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

      11(9)
      Silk - WHITE, red spots, emerald green sleeves & cap

      Seal Rock

      15 p D
      20/1
      • Form 0790-00
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-4
      • Official Rating 74

      always prominent, on terms from 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final 100yds

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      MASAI has missed a few opportunities in recent weeks so should be ready for this and though needing to justify his high rating looks the type to have a good second season so gets the verdict. Norville ran his best race for a very long time on his reappearance at the Curragh and if in that kind of mood would definitely get into the frame. Wexford Opera is very consistent in this sort of company and with his yard still going strongly he's on the shortlist while Arctic has been taking on much better class since landing a handicap at Navan in 2012, his last success, and he's now back on that mark.

      Formwatch

      Arctic (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out and no impression 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind An Saighdiur (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy.

      My Good Brother (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened from over 2f out, 23rd of 24, 17l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

      Gathering Power (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Raced in near side group to halfway where 15th, some headway in 10th but no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 20, 6l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.

      Masai (IRE) 2-5fav (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct beating Kernoff (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.

      Wexford Opera (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on stands' side, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 18th of 24, 11l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

      More Questions (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced in far side group to halfway where 13th, improved into 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.

      Elusive In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced in far side group to halfway where 11th, improved into 5th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.

      Kiss The Stars (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Prominent, close 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon weakened quickly, 14th of 24, 8l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

      Ask Dad 20-1 (9-2) Raced in far side group to halfway where 7th, 8th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.

      Norville (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Raced in far side group to halfway where 3rd, challenged under pressure and on terms 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on again to close on winner near finish, 2nd of 20, 1/2l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.

      Seal Rock 16-1 (9-3) Raced in near side group to halfway where 12th, dropped to 14th 1f out, no impression, 13th of 20, 11l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.