Naas Racecourse On Facebook Handicap 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 6 runners)
- Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 35.53s
- Off time: 21:00:58
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 12
|8||138 9-12||D Marnane||C R King (7)||84||10/1|
Nandiga (USA) 46
|3||135 9-9||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||89||16/1|
Iron Major (IRE) 12
|6||130 9-4 p||E Lynam||R P Downey (10)||76||11/4j|
One True Love (IRE) 4
|3||129 9-3 h||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||83||10/3|
Mouteab (IRE) 20
|3||128 9-2 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||82||7/2|
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 14
|3||127 9-1 b||G M Lyons||C T Keane (5)||81||11/4j|
Man Of Erin (IRE)
||4||8-13||W T Farrell||J P Murtagh||11/4|
He's Got Rhythm has already won three times this year so it was a surprise to see him in a claimer at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago. He's probably on a high enough mark at present and the concession of 11lb to MORDANMIJOBSWORTH looks beyond him. Ger Lyons' charge scored here a month ago and though twice beaten subsequently off his new mark he's proved himself more than capable of scoring again. One True Love is very consistent and her latest run at the Curragh is best ignored as she didn't get the best of runs. She'll be difficult to beat and none of the remainder can be dismissed with the lightly-raced Mouteab possibly the best of them.
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 3rd 2f out, went 2nd under 1f out, stayed on well close home without reaching winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Rain God (10-1) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Mouteab (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Settled towards rear and 7th halfway, pushed along early straight and 7th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong without troubling principals, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Teoirim (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.
One True Love (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Keen hold, soon prominent, travelling well over 2f out, ridden when tight for room and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-12) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th entering straight, not clear run from over 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong and switched right closing stages, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Akasaka (10-2) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol.
Iron Major (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight and ridden in 5th under 2f out, challenged from 1f out and kept on under pressure, no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Akasaka (10-2) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol.
Nandiga (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 4, 7l behind Stepwise (9-9) at Navan 1m 3yo stk gf in Jun.