Naas

  • 14:30 Woodlands Park 100 Club Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:20
14:30 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sweeney Tunes 3/1
2nd Charlie's Vic (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12FP40 Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 29
Nag me
9 11-5 T O'Brien P Townend 132 25/126.00
2 5-021F1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 38
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 4/71.57
3 13/0-132 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 P Nolan D N Russell 137 3/14.00
4 F68620 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-5 O McKiernan M Darcy 140 12/113.00
5 4-P713F YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Charlie's Vic (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-12 N C Kelly D R Fox 131 12/113.00
6 2P-331F DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Madam Bovary (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 123 16/117.00

Verdict

It's by no means conclusive that MIKAEL D'HAGUENET is over the jumping problems that have blighted his career but he's a class act when on song and had a nice confidence booster at Thurles last month. He's still in a couple of races at Cheltenham but would need to win this convincingly to take his place. Whodoyouthink has reverted to hurdles recently after several moderate efforts over fences and appears to be the one most likely to take advantage if the selection fails again. Sweeney Tunes hasn't had much experience so it was a good effort to be beaten a head when conceding 6lb to Farrells Fancy in a tough Leopardstown handicap last month. Madam Bovary was a long way behind the selection at Punchestown in December but still looks best of the remainder.