Today's racecards

Naas

  • 13:40 Tifrums E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.26s
  • Off time: 13:43:06
13:40 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sniper 8/1
2nd Johann Strauss 2/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 07 DARK GREEN, yellow epaulettes, striped cap Black Worcester (IRE) 135
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 33/134.00
2 (4) 4 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fiscal Focus (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 4/15.00
3 (5) 545D Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Gone Viral (IRE) 87
Nag me
2 9-5 Ms Sheila Lavery R P Cleary 68 66/167.00
4 (7) 4 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Johann Strauss 15
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/71.29
6 (3) 45585 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Sniper 35
Nag me
2 9-5 p G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 96 8/19.00
7 (1) BLACK & LIGHT GREEN CHEVRONS, black sleeves, hooped cap The Scourge (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (6)46Screenshot (IRE)29-5W McCreeryW J Lee

Verdict

Unless the newcomer The Scourge is useful, this should rest between the once-raced pair Fiscal Focus, a promising fourth over an extra furlong at Navan earlier this month, and JOHANN STRAUSS. The latter was sent to Newmarket for his debut and caught the eye in no uncertain terms, including those of the stewards. He had far too much ground to make up and stayed on under hands and heels so it's a surprise to see him dropping in trip. He's still entered in next Saturday's Racing Post Trophy so must win here to justify his place. Sniper is a good yardstick and has run in two Group 1s though finished last in both.