Today's racecards

Naas

  • 15:55 Woodlands Stakes 5f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 5.34s
  • Off time: 15:57:05
15:55 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maarek 5/2
2nd Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 16/1
3rd Red Dubawi (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 313212- RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 165
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-0 D P Nagle J A Heffernan 114 5/23.50
2 (3) 417170- Beige, dark green cross sashes, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 161
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 105 4/15.00
3 (8) 72111-2 BLACK, royal blue sash, royal blue cap, black spots Cape Of Approval (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 T Stack W M Lordan 102 10/34.33
4 (1) 471/8- BLACK, pink seams, quartered cap Nero Emperor (IRE) 176
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 e T Stack W J Lee 95 20/121.00
5 (5) 890703 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Red Dubawi (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-9 D Marnane F Lynch 100 20/121.00
6 (4) 253176- White, red seams, white sleeves & cap My Girl Anna (IRE) 196
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 M Kelly R P Cleary 105 8/19.00
7 (9) 232132- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 189
Nag me
3 9-2 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 117 9/25.50
8 (6) 1340- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Roseraie 190
Nag me
3 8-8 K Prendergast C D Hayes 94 25/126.00
9 (7) 251- White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 288
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 T Stack S A Gray 95 16/117.00

Verdict

Velvet Flicker won this as a three-year-old in 2010 but it generally goes to an older sprinter. David O'Meara sends Doc Hay over from the UK and his form fits the bill though he may find the ground a bit on the sticky side. MAAREK had a brilliant 2012, winning five times including the Group 2 Champions Sprint at Ascot for which he is penalised. He doesn't appear to take too much getting ready and gets the nod though Leitir Mor is likely to provide a big test, even if he's certain to find this on the short side. Jim Bolger's colt took an age to lose his maiden tag but ended his first campaign with a tremendous run behind stablemate Dawn Approach in the Dewhurst. Cape Of Approval has the benefit of an outing having just failed to hold Bold Thady Quill over 6f at the Curragh while My Girl Anna wasn't far behind Maarek here a year ago and continued to perform with credit throughout the campaign.