Today's racecards

Naas

  • 19:25 Tote Punchestown Preview At Naas Handicap 7f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.83s
  • Off time: 19:27:43
19:25 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Intensical (IRE) 12/1
2nd Lean And Keen (IRE) 6/1
3rd Iron Major (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 11235-1 GREY, orange hoop & armlet, hooped cap Slipper Orchid (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 M Halford D M Melia (7) 98 5/16.00
2 (7) 781116- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Dark Crusader (IRE) 206
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-13 A J Martin F M Berry 97 12/113.00
3 (6) 007346- CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Six of Hearts 166
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-8 C Ross J P O'Brien 92 20/121.00
4 (14) 461-322 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 E Lynam P J Smullen 91 8/19.00
5 (3) 50461-4 White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Zalty (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 D Marnane F Lynch 88 4/15.00
6 (13) 635357- Yellow, emerald green seams, emerald green star on cap Talitha Kum (IRE) 260
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 84 16/117.00
7 (4) 13398-0 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 94
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-13 bt W McCreery W M Lordan 83 20/121.00
8 (10) 276287- LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 152
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-12 D Marnane S Foley 82 25/126.00
9 (8) 244014 Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Iron Major (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 p E Lynam R P Downey (7) 81 14/115.00
11 (1) 56233-6 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Melvin The Grate (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 J P Murtagh R Coakley (7) 80 8/19.00
12 (2) 4002-66 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Golden Shoe (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 t1 J T Gorman C P Hoban (3) 77 20/121.00
13 (12) 868364 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-6 t D English M C Hussey 76 10/111.00
14 (15) 07155-9 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intensical (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 J S Bolger R P Cleary 89 12/113.00
15 (9) 3325-61 Pink, royal blue spots on sleeves, royal blue spots on cap Lean And Keen (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 8-4 S Byrne D M Grant 74 6/17.00
Non runners
10 (5)312-06Shipyard (USA)58-11A OliverG F Carroll81

Verdict

Dark Crusader didn't get going last season until stepped up to 1m3f so this looks way too short. Slipper Orchid has won four times at this specialist trip and though now on his highest mark there should be more to come judging on his victory at Dundalk. Akasaka has been going well at Dundalk and is rated 5lb lower on Turf but it's SHIPYARD who gets the nod. He hasn't raced over this trip but is improving judging on his run behind Srucahan at the Curragh last time. Zalty wasn't too far behind Slipper Orchid last time and has a chance while Intensical is at the right end of the handicap and scored over this trip at Roscommon last season.