Naas

  • 13:45 Poplar Square Chase 2m

  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.50s
  • Off time: 13:45:24
13:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twinlight (FR) 11/4
2nd Oscars Well (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33U11P- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Realt Mor (IRE) 186
Nag me
8 11-12 G Elliott D N Russell 150 5/16.00
2 112513- Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 186
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 H de Bromhead B J Cooper 149 7/18.00
4 111241- Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 186
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/43.75
5 31213P- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Alderwood (IRE) 186
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 T Mullins M P Walsh 149 6/17.00
6 F12252- Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 186
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 148 11/82.38
7 4P42-23 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 N Meade R M Power 136 25/126.00
Non runners
33214P-3Sweeney Tunes711-10P NolanM P Fogarty143

Verdict

A fascinating renewal, featuring the return to action of the Grand Annual winner Alderwood, who was beaten by today's rival Special Tiara on faster ground at Aintree subsequently. The pair are certain to make their mark this campaign but both were behind OSCARS WELL when the latter finished runner-up in the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown, form that could be good enough for this. Jessica Harrington's charge had found 2m4f beyond him when beaten by Realt Mor at Fairyhouse earlier and can take his revenge over this trip. Twinlight will need to raise his game but there's every chance he will do so this season and is another to contend with.