Today's racecards

Naas

  • 15:35 paddypower.com Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €26,975 2nd €7,886 3rd €3,736 4th €1,245
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.00s
  • Off time: 15:35:41
15:35 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Annie Power (IRE) 5/2
2nd Defy Logic (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Defy Logic (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 h P Nolan A P McCoy 13/82.62
2 111-1F2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 G Elliott D N Russell 145 5/23.50
3 31114-1 Royal blue, red epaulettes & sleeves, red cap, white star Moscow Mannon (IRE) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 B R Hamilton D G Lavery 132 6/17.00
5 2-4 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star The Tullow Tank (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-3 P Fenton D E Mullins 50/151.00
6 11111 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Annie Power (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 5/23.50
7 3 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-4 D K Weld A E Lynch 20/121.00
Non runners
44-113Art Of Logistics (IRE)511-3D T HughesB J Cooper125

Verdict

This has more of a Grade 1 look about it and Willie Mullins, who has won the last two renewals, will be hoping for a hat-trick via ANNIE POWER before she heads to The Festival. She's hardly been out of a canter in any of her five bumper and hurdles starts to date and though meeting a completely different level of opposition can make her allowance count and grab victory number six. Defy Logic was narrowly beaten on his debut in a Navan bumper but has done everything right in his two starts over timber, making all and scoring by a distance on both occasions. He's already been supported for the Neptune Investment at Cheltenham and will take some pegging back. Don Cossack was a high-class bumper and is already proving himself just as good over timber. His recent defeat by Mozoltov shouldn't be held against him as time may tell he was taking on something special. The remaining quartet are all useful but will need to find a bit more against very powerful opposition.