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

15:00 Naas
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Empire Of Dirt (IRE) C A Murphy 7 11-6 B J Cooper 5/1
SP 5/1 Tracked leaders, improved to lead at 4th, ridden from 2 out, strongly pressed after last, stayed on well under pressure close home opened 11/2
2nd 2 2 The Game Changer (IRE) C F Swan 5 11-9 D J Casey 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, close 6th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 2nd at last, strongly pressed winner run-in, kept on same pace close home
3rd 8 Sizing Codelco (IRE) H de Bromhead 5 11-6 A E Lynch 10/1
SP 10/1 Mid-division, 7th 3 out ridden in 6th next,, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in
4th 11 Martello Tower (IRE) Ms M Mullins 6 11-2 D N Russell 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in rear, moderate 11th 3 out, ridden in moderate 9th 2 out, 5th when left 4th at last, kept on without threatening run-in opened 14/1
5th 11 7 Shantou Ed (IRE) P A Fahy 5 11-6 M P Walsh 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden, 8th 2 out, kept on without threatening from last
6th hd 9 The Pounds (IRE) T Foley 8 11-6 t R Loughran 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next opened 25/1
7th 3 Champagne James (IRE) T M Walsh 6 11-6 D E Mullins 4/1
SP 4/1 Led, bad mistake 2nd and soon headed, 5th 4 out, closer in 2nd next, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression in 6th when hampered at last opened 5/1
8th 13 The Big Apple (IRE) C Roche 4 10-4 A P Crowe 50/1
SP 50/1 Off pace in rear, last halfway, some late progress from 2 out, never a factor
9th 12 Pink Hat (IRE) W P Mullins 6 10-9 P Townend 20/1
SP 20/1 Rear of mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon ridden, 7th next, no impression opened 16/1
10th 28 5 Kick On Boss (IRE) W McCreery 8 11-6 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 Prominent, slight mistake 1st, led after next, slight mistake 3rd, headed 4th, 4th when slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next opened 14/1
11th 22 10 Best Of Bocelli (IRE) Peter Croke 11 11-2 R C Colgan 100/1
SP 100/1 Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
12th 1 Carriganog (IRE) A P O'Brien 5 11-9 R M Power 7/1
SP 7/1 Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next
UR 6 Quickpick Vic (IRE) A J Martin 7 11-6 h P Carberry 2/1f
SP 2/1f Mid-division on outer, headway after 4 out, 5th next, ridden and went 2nd briefly 2 out, no impression in 4th when bad mistake and unseated rider at last

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win 8.40 Tote Place 2.20,6.50,3.10 Straight Forecast 106.01 Exacta 151.20

Jackpot €1,045.80
Placepot €73.80


Colm Murphy: "He's threatened to win a good one and he's a horse that's had a few hiccups, but he stuck his head out well there. Whatever he does before going chasing over three miles is a bonus. All the family want a trip and hopefully he'll keep improving."