Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle (Listed) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 52.10s
  • Off time: 14:59:55
Full result
Result 15:00 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Empire Of Dirt 5/1
2nd 2 The Game Changer 2 20/1
3rd 8 Sizing Codelco 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 D8-1132
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carriganog (IRE) 73
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: D8-1132
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 A P O'Brien R M Power 130 7/1
2 B-13160
Maroon, White star, armlets and cap The Game Changer (IRE) 43
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: B-13160
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 C F Swan D J Casey 125 20/1
3 12-221
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Champagne James (IRE) 29
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 12-221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 T M Walsh D E Mullins 130 4/1
4 152024
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 14
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 152024
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 C A Murphy B J Cooper 130 5/1
5 12-6261
Purple, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Kick On Boss (IRE) 50
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 12-6261
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 W McCreery B J Geraghty 129 12/1
6 180-314
ROYAL BLUE, white cap, red spots Quickpick Vic (IRE) 28
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 180-314
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 h A J Martin P Carberry 139 2/1f
7 360515
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Shantou Ed (IRE) 17
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 360515
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 P A Fahy M P Walsh 33/1
8 61
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Codelco (IRE) 46
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 61
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 10/1
9 2-631F4
ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap The Pounds (IRE) 10
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 2-631F4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 t T Foley R Loughran 123 20/1
10 541-770
YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 215
  • T:Peter Croke
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 541-770
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
11 156 11-2 Peter Croke R C Colgan 100/1
11 11-
Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Martello Tower (IRE) 316
  • T:Ms M Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 11-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Ms M Mullins D N Russell 16/1
12 11274
EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Pink Hat (IRE) 35
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 11274
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 W P Mullins P Townend 20/1
13
Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap The Big Apple (IRE)
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 144 10-4 C Roche A P Crowe 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Mallowney (IRE)
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:P Carberry
7 11-9 T Doyle P Carberry 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

This has brought out a good field for a Listed contest. QUICKPICK VIC easily landed his maiden before being supplemented for the Grade 1 Deloitte at Leopardstown where he came up against the likes of Vautour and The Tullow Tank. He couldn't match strides with them but shouldn't find anything of their quality here and can gain compensation. Empire Of Dirt's second to Faugheen at Navan in December was a good run but he's been beaten three times since and might prefer further. Dual bumper winner Pink Hat has been expensive to follow over hurdles and faces a stiff test in this company and Carriganog jumped moderately when well beaten by Smashing at Limerick. Champagne James is progressing nicely and beat a big field with ease over a longer trip here a month ago while winning point-to-pointer and bumper Martello Tower could be anything.

Formwatch

Empire Of Dirt (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in and relegated to 4th close home, 4th of 6, 4l behind Real Steel (11-4) at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb.

The Game Changer (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 17th of 24, 35l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.

Sizing Codelco (IRE) 4-6fav (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 3 out, asserted approaching last where not fluent, kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan beating Black Spot On (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.

Martello Tower (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Keen hold early, close up and disputed lead, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon pressed, stayed on well final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr beating Rock The World (11-7) by 2l, 14 ran.

Shantou Ed (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 6th, no impression from 4 out, no extra from before straight, 5th of 10, 50l behind Don Poli (10-13) at Clonmel 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb.

The Pounds (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed from 5 out, narrow lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra, 4th of 7, 12l behind Giantofaman (11-3) at Thurles 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Champagne James (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Chased leaders, led after 3rd, went clear 2 out, mistake last, ridden run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Feb beating Spa Hill (11-11) by 8l, 20 ran.

The Big Apple (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Bannow Girl.

Pink Hat (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 4 out, soon disputed, slight mistake 3 out, led before 2 out, challenged 2 out, ridden entering straight, narrowly headed last, no extra run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 13, 5l behind Chancol (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Kick On Boss (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Made all, clear from 5th, slight mistake 3 out, hit 2 out, slight mistake last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Jan beating Zip Wyatt (11-10) by 12l, 13 ran.

Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Prominent, lost place from before 5 out, no extra from after next, completely tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Mount Sion (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Aug.

Carriganog (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Held up, closer in 4th 6 out, 3rd 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, switched right towards inner 2 out, no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Smashing (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Dec.

Quickpick Vic (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, no extra in 3rd early straight, moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 6, 17l behind Vautour (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb.