Today's racecards

Naas

  • 16:40 Book Online At naasracecourse.com Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.40s
  • Off time: 16:41:57
16:40 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Miss Xian (IRE) 10/1
2nd Acapulco (IRE) 20/1
3rd Sherika (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 154U45 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Free To Dream (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 t M Cullinane D N Russell 123 12/113.00
2 6513PP LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Steady Ed (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-2 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 118 20/121.00
3 242616 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Oscars Business (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 t R Tyner P T Enright 115 11/26.50
4 212/B-00 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Acapulco (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 10-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 114 20/121.00
5 614-600 LAVENDER, white sleeves, white cap, lavender hoop Good Fella (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-12 p1 P Mooney M F Mooney 114 20/121.00
6 732250 Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-10 M Hourigan A P Heskin 112 11/26.50
7 34804P Emerald green & royal blue diabolo, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Katys Girl (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 10-4 t Mrs G Callaghan D J Condon 106 20/121.00
8 05-6884 ROYAL BLUE, orange cross of lorraine, orange cap Schinkel (IRE) 80
Nag me
8 10-4 p D T Hughes B J Cooper 106 10/111.00
9 462191 Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves & cap Sherika (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 Mrs G O'Connor M A Enright (5) 103 13/27.50
10 177725 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Brian Who (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-0 E Cawley K C Sexton (7)(ex2) 102 9/25.50
11 P-89216 ROYAL BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, white sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Miss Xian (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 10-0 F Flood P Townend 102 10/111.00
12 6061P1 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 E O'Grady A E Lynch (ex2) 99 3/14.00

Verdict

Sherika ploughed through the Thurles mud to land a handicap last month but a 10lb rise looks plenty and this is tougher. Miss Xian is only 3lb higher than when scoring at Fairyhouse last month and will have found the trip too short last time so goes onto the short-list. UNOCCUPIED didn't go unbacked when slamming Twin Plan at Thurles recently and, as that was only his seventh start over hurdles, he's entitled to make further progress and can take this. Oscars Business easily scored over fences at Limerick in December before running well in a better race than this back over timber at Punchestown. He should be thereabouts while Brian Who has been running well and is another to consider.