Today's racecards

Naas

  • 13:35 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase 3m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,599 4th €1,199
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.80s
  • Off time: 13:34:53
13:35 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quito De La Roque (FR) 11/10
2nd Western Charmer (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2312PP PINK, black chevron, striped cap Gran Torino (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 11-5 N Meade P Carberry 10/111.00
2 2141-12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Quito De La Roque (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 C A Murphy D N Russell 11/102.10
3 0/R11-21 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Royal De La Thinte (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 7/42.75
4 40-0D01 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, yellow cap Slippers Percy (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 20/121.00
5 P/84P-13 Emerald green, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, em green cap, royal blue star Western Charmer (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-5 D T Hughes P W Flood 6/17.00

Verdict

Noel Meade has won this for the past two years and will be hoping for better things from Gran Torino, who has made too many errors on both starts over fences. He pulled up behind Royal De La Thinte on his debut at Punchestown and the latter, a dual point-to-point winner, looks a cracking recruit to the bigger obstacles. He had earlier finished seven lengths behind Bostons Angel on his chasing debut at Down Royal however, and a line through that winner, that gives him something to find with QUITO DE LA ROQUE and Western Charmer who occupied the places behind Jessica Harrington's charge in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown's Xmas fixture. Colm Murphy's six-year-old would probably have won in a few more strides and this Grade 2 looks within his capabilities.