Event Hire At Naas Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (81-123) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 9 runners)
- Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 21.50s
- Off time: 14:45:38
|2nd||2 Like Your Style||¾||9/2|
|3rd||9 Misca Musca||5½||10/1|
Sands Cove (IRE) 9
|5||161 11-7||C F Swan||D J Casey||117||7/1|
Like Your Style (IRE) 186
|8||160 11-6 t||E P Harty||M P Walsh||116||9/2|
Wooly Tom (IRE) 96
|8||156 11-2 t||P Mooney||M F Mooney||112||6/1|
Worldor (FR) 12
|6||155 11-1 t||M Brassil||N P Madden||111||7/4f|
Moiqen (IRE) 12
|7||154 11-0||P Byrne||M W Bowes (5)||110||12/1|
Man of God (IRE) 29
|4||150 10-10 b||J Cullen||J L Cullen||109||16/1|
Anoosou (FR) 19
|8||147 10-7||Miss E Doyle||B R Dalton (5)||103||13/2|
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 12
|9||145 10-5||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||101||16/1|
Misca Musca (IRE) 12
|4||136 9-10||L Byrne||M A Enright (5)||95||10/1|
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE)
||10||11-8||J C McConnell||P D Kennedy||5/1|
Sands Cove landed a poor maiden at Clonmel and some nice bets in the process and there's probably much more to come though this is a much stiffer test. Wooly Tom went up a massive 13lb for scoring at Limerick in July and not surprisingly it proved too much for him to handle on his only subsequent start. Worldor has been raised 10lb for last month's success over the C&D but he's only had eight races and there should be more to come. This could depend on the fitness of LIKE YOUR STYLE, who hasn't raced since scoring over fences at Punchestown but earns the vote on the basis of his earlier form over timber. He's reverting to hurdles on a 10lb lower mark so the market should be watched for signs of his readiness. Anoosou looks best of the remainder.
Worldor (FR) 9-2 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, challenged last and soon led, ridden and edged left run-in, kept on under pressure, won at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct beating Munsaab (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 17 ran.
Like Your Style (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Settled in rear, headway into 5th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last where left in front, kept on under pressure run-in, held on, won at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May beating Belle Brook (10-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Misca Musca (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th entering straight and no threat from 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 37l behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th of 17, 39l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.
Anoosou (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 12, 6l behind American Flyer (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, went in pursuit of clear leader and moderate 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and went 2nd before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Beau Michael (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl in Aug.
Moiqen (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th early straight, kept on same pace to go 5th run-in, 5th of 17, 12l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.
Sands Cove (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Settled behind leaders early, improved to 3rd halfway, led before straight, ridden after 2 out, mistake last, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl beating King Boyne Senior (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Man of God (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 4th after halfway, 6th and ridden 3 out, no extra from next, eased, 12th of 20, 10l behind Reine Angevine (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.