Today's racecards

Naas

  • 14:00 Joe Byrne Memorial Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.10s
  • Off time: 14:01:37
14:00 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Luke's Benefit (IRE) 10/3
2nd Treat Yourself (IRE) 9/4
3rd Knocklong (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 421336 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyfinboy (IRE) 77
Nag me
8 11-12 J R Finn B J Cooper 123 14/115.00
2 428630 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Churchfield Champ (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 t P J Gilligan R C Colgan 122 8/19.00
3 1/113BP- PINK, light blue sleeves, striped cap Mr Goodenough (IRE) 254
Nag me
10 11-10 J F Robinson B Hayes (5) 121 14/115.00
4 700511 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 5 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-6 t Denis Hogan B F Cawley (5) 111 10/34.33
5 0/11-5F6 BEIGE, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Worldor (FR) 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 t H De Bromhead A E Lynch 117 5/16.00
6 92-9409 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Character Actor (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 h A Kennedy M J Ferris 116 25/126.00
7 75046-P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Knocklong (IRE) 250
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 C Roche A P Crowe 116 13/27.50
8 990-410 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Golden Ticket (AUS) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-3 t1 C Roche M P Walsh 114 10/111.00
9 30-4052 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Treat Yourself (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 A L T Moore D N Russell 113 9/43.25

Verdict

Denis Hogan is a brilliant placer of his horses and looks to have found another opportunity for LUKE'S BENEFIT, who won over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month and completed a double over fences at Punchestown on New Year's Eve. He's in such good heart that a 6lb penalty looks manageable and a hat-trick beckons. Treat Yourself was conceding 12lb to the selection when beaten seven lengths over hurdles at Thurles in February so the revised weights put him in with a shout on his handicap debut over fences. Golden Ticket landed a novices' handicap here in November but was very disappointing when strongly fancied at Navan a month later. Worldor has won twice over timber but hasn't shown much so far over fences, though he makes his handicap bow here.