Naas

  • 17:05 Naas Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.00s
  • Off time: 17:06:19
17:05 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mona Brown (IRE) 12/1
2nd Enigma Code (UAE) 16/1
3rd Maude Adams (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 71-1807 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Maude Adams (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (2) 80 11/112.00
2 (14) 31-6432 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Hes Our Music (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-11 P J Flynn I T Queally (7) 77 7/24.50
3 (12) 785-525 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-9 E Lynam R P Downey (4) 75 11/112.00
4 (9) 207970 White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap Star Links (USA) 4
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 hb S Donohoe G J Phillips 75 20/121.00
5 (7) 56-9042 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Susiescot (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 9-8 W McCreery L P Dempsey 74 9/25.50
6 (3) 314-190 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Mona Brown (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 ht J S Bolger K K Hennessy (4) 72 12/113.00
7 (11) 225824 PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Daigreen (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 9-4 Ms J Morgan C J Orr (7) 70 9/25.50
8 (6) 123009 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Enigma Code (UAE) 6
Nag me
8 9-4 vt D English Megan Carberry (2) 70 16/117.00
9 (10) 836600- LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, light blue sleeves & cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 248
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 R Donohoe B P Dawson (7) 69 16/117.00
10 (8) 030-39 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron, hooped sleeves, check cap Miller Beach 99
Nag me
3 8-10 P Hickey R Dawson (2) 69 14/115.00
11 (1) 906641 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap General Bunching (USA) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 t T Cleary D Robinson (2) 61 7/18.00
12 (5) 70-6 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Velvet Ribbon 25
Nag me
3 8-6 b1 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (2) 65 10/111.00
13 (2) 714535 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Roja Dove (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-5 v K J Condon R Coakley 57 12/113.00
14 (13) 5100-08 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Polly Ella (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 t H Rogers P C O'Donnell (4) 54 20/121.00

Verdict

This looks a very tight handicap. Hes Our Music was narrowly beaten by Strandield Lady at Ballinrobe and today's faster going should be to his advantage. SUSIESCOT has only won once in 18 starts but has slipped to a fair mark as a consequence and was only headed close home when runner-up to Toccata Blue at the Curragh. She can double her winning tally here though General Bunching beat a big field over the course and distance last month and looks a threat. Velvet Ribbon makes her handicap debut under Ana O'Brien and is very much an unknown quantity after just three starts while Daigreen ran quite well at Galway last week and would have a fine chance if the ground eases.