Naas

  • 13:40 Paddy Power Cheltenham Trial Sunday 24th February Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 2PFF40 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Definite Daly (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 11-12 A McGuinness D E Splaine (5) 1001
2 P Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap Harlekin 70
Nag me
5 11-12 W J Burke D N Russell 1001
3 5P EMERALD GREEN, black sash, emerald green cap, black spots Long House Island (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-12 C O'Brien D J Casey 1001
4 08 Light blue, yellow hoop, red cap, white star Pivot Bridge 40
Nag me
5 11-12 A McGuinness R Loughran 1001
5 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Run With The Tide (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-12 M F Morris N P Madden 1001
6 1-4R EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Some Article (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 T Mullins M P Walsh 1001
7 EMERALD GREEN, orange sash & sleeves, white cap, orange star Toubaloo (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-12 A Lee B J Cooper 1001
8 6 Purple & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Carrow Queen (IRE) 44
Nag me
5 11-5 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 1001
9 0 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Garron Crest (IRE) 40
Nag me
5 11-5 M A Cahill B R Dalton (5) 1001
10 0  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Hurricane Sky (IRE) 108
Nag me
4 10-13 C O'Brien A P Crowe 1001
11 43 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Welsh Nayber 15
Nag me
4 10-13 B W Duke D Crosse 1001
12 978897- Yellow, black spots, quartered cap Whispering Down (IRE) 58
Nag me
4 10-6 Mrs McGahan A E Lynch 1001

Verdict

Heavy ground will make this a real test but that shouldn't bother WELSH NAYBER, a moderate performer on the Flat who has done very well over timber finishing not too far behind very promising performers at Leopardstown. He can open his account here at the chief expense of Some Article, a winning bumper who made a promising debut over hurdles at Navan but was forced out at the first at Leopardstown two weeks ago. It's hard to imagine any of the others with experience troubling the principals so newcomer Run With The Tide, who is by Milan out of a winning jumper, may give them most to do and is one to note in the betting.