Today's racecards

Naas

  • 15:10 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €8,922 2nd €2,069 3rd €905 4th €517
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:21
15:10 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Szabo's Destiny 3/1
2nd Jak Dream 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 9-213P5 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Some Say (IRE) 57
Nag me
7 11-8 J Nash C A Landers (2) 105 5/42.25
3 4436-00 WHITE, royal blue star, red cap Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 11-3 b1 S Fahey S E Butler 102 8/19.00
6 2544 RED & WHITE HOOPED, check cap Szabo's Destiny 16
Nag me
4 10-8 G Elliott D J Benson 107 3/14.00
7 91-0600 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Cantrell (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-6 p H Smyth B R Dalton 89 7/18.00
8 000306- RED, white seams, white chevrons on sleeves, red cap Jak Dream 317
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-4 P J Rothwell M A Enright 87 10/111.00
9 60-1886 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Some Gem (IRE) 92
Nag me
8 10-1 T Mullins K C Sexton (2) 84 6/17.00
Non runners
18/130-46William Wordsworth (IRE)611-9Miss S J HartyB Hayes106
473/075Regal Warrior (IRE)911-2J J LambeJ S McGarvey99
529-2448Burnswood (IRE)810-8John A SuppleJ P Holly91

Verdict

A couple of recent runs on the Flat will have sharpened Szabo's Destiny up though he hasn't looked particularly impressive so far over timber. Some Gem beat a big field in a handicap at Tipperary in June but has never looked at home on testing ground while last year's winner William Wordsworth is on a 9lb higher mark and the runner-up that day, Cantrell, has a good chance of reversing the form as he scored here subsequently. Burnswood gained his only success in 20 starts over this C&D but looks too high in the weights so this can go to SOME SAY, who looked likely to win here last time but faded at the last. That was only his second start since July and, with improvement expected, he can gain his first success in a handicap.