Foley's Antiques Naas Maiden Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, 8 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 49.00s
  • Off time: 14:11:36
Full result
Result 14:10 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 A Decent Excuse 7/2
2nd 7 Our Only Option 33 10/1
3rd 4 Limerick Lane ½ 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 738462
Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 27
  • T:E M O'Sullivan
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 738462
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 101 7/2
2 UP0F9F-
Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Balaic Storm (IRE) 244
  • T:S Roche
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: UP0F9F-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 S Roche M Darcy 33/1
3 14050/
Purple & yellow check, yellow cap Fair Lord (IRE) 632
  • T:Michael John Murphy
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 14050/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Michael John Murphy B T O'Connell 25/1
4 283-U3
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Limerick Lane (IRE) 20
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 283-U3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 8/1
5 1
Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white cap, royal blue diamond Moscow Chief (IRE) 19
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 4/9f
6 P-07
Dark Blue On A High 18
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: P-07
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 T J Taaffe P Townend 11/1
7 4210/0-6
Pink & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Our Only Option (IRE) 188
  • T:R J McGrath
  • J:Mr D L Queally
  • Form: 4210/0-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 R J McGrath Mr D L Queally (5) 103 10/1
8 08
Emerald green, red hollow box, yellow armlet, emerald green & red check cap Powertakeoff (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 Mrs D Foster C D Maxwell (3) 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 3P/16-9
Flemankor (IRE) 195
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:F G Hand
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 3P/16-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 115 F G Hand M P Walsh NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   One In A Milan (IRE)
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 25/1
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In depth

Verdict

MOSCOW CHIEF is bred to be a smart jumper so connections must have been delighted to see him land a bumper at Tipperary last month and he should do even better over hurdles. He looks to have been found a decent opportunity to make a winning start as those with experience look only moderate. A Decent Excuse is definitely improving and was possibly a little unfortunate not to beat Roadtoabbeyfeale at Limerick. He looks the main danger though winning bumper and point-to-pointer Our Only Option can get into the frame and Limerick Lane should be suited by this longer trip.

Formwatch

Flemankor (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mid div, not qckn 3out, ko, 9th of 15, 39l behind Castlefort (12-0) at Oldcastle 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.

A Decent Excuse (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway in 7th 6 out, 4th next, improved to 2nd after 3 out, challenged entering straight, ridden in close 2nd 2 out, kept on, not clear run on rail run-in, held, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.

Our Only Option (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 19, 18l behind Forty Foot Tom (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in May.

Limerick Lane (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, progress into 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, kept on one paced, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.

Fair Lord (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, well behind Fernhurst Lad (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb '11.

On A High 14-1 (11-4) In rear, some progress into moderate 7th 3 out, no extra, 7th of 11, 31l behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Moscow Chief (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Soon led and disputed, taken to stand's side straight, headed over 1f out, rallied well under pressure to regain lead near finish, won at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Oct beating Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Balaic Storm (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, rdn along when fell 3out, in a race won by Gale Force Oscar (12-0) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 11 ran.

Powertakeoff (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Prominent, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 2 out, no extra in straight, 8th of 11, 19l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.