Naas

  • 21:05 Michael Higgins & Co. Race1m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.22s
  • Off time: 21:05:57
21:05 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Michaelmas (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 121131 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Chance To Dance (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 10-0 t J S Bolger K J Manning 108 10/111.91
2 (1) 454822 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 p K J Condon S Foley 102 7/24.50
3 (5) 7396-83 White, royal blue seams, royal blue stars on sleeves, white cap Elusive Time (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 T Kodama F M Berry 94 12/113.00
5 (2) 12-7706 Dark Blue Michaelmas (USA) 4
Nag me
3 8-13 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 103 9/43.25
Non runners
4 (3)531-145Tahaany (IRE)39-1D K WeldP J Smullen99

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won the last two but Dermot Weld has an even better recent record. The former is represented by Michaelmas, who makes a quick reappearance after a reasonable run behind Ansgar in a Group 3 at the Curragh on Saturday. The drop in grade gives him a chance but Weld's Tahaany is having her first start since disappointing on soft ground here in May. CHANCE TO DANCE is going from strength-to-strength and has carried some big weights to victory this season and was conceding the runner-up 13lb in a Leopardstown premier handicap last Thursday. Jim Bolger is striking while the iron is hot and another victory looks on the cards. Bold Thady Quill appears to be running better than ever despite his age and his two most recent efforts in strong handicaps suggest he won't go down without a fight.