15:00 Naas

Sunday 5 November 2017

All12:2012:5013:2513:5514:2515:0015:3016:00

    Naas November Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   1m 6f  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 3m 26.15s
1st
Horse silk
3
(4)
8/1
T: J G MurphyJ: G F Carroll
Soon tracked leaders, 4th early, soon 3rd, challenged and led over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, all out op 7/1
2nd
Horse silk
sh
18
(11)
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: R P Cleary
Prominent, soon 2nd, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not quite get to winner op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
9
(14)
20/1
T: P A FahyJ: Fran Berry
Raced in 7th early, switched right to outer 3f out and effort, kept on well without quite getting to 1st 2 inside final furlong
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
7
(12)
12/1
T: T MullinsJ: W J Lee
Raced in 12th early, 9th approaching halfway, progress and effort straight, kept on well without threatening final furlong
5th
Horse silk
nk
13
(5)
20/1
T: D K WeldJ: L F Roche
Raced in 5th early, effort on outer straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
8
(9)
14/1
T: A J MartinJ: K J Manning
Raced in 10th early, effort and headway straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 11/1
7th
Horse silk
½
10
(6)
39-1
14/1
T: J J MurphyJ: S Foley
Raced in 6th early, effort on outer straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
8th
Horse silk
1
16
(18)
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D P McDonogh
Dwelt, raced in 13th early, last approaching halfway, pushed along before straight, soon no impression, ran on without threatening inside final furlong tchd 6/1 and 7/1
9th
Horse silk
hd
15
(8)
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Led, attempted to assert straight until headed 2f out, no extra and one pace final furlong
10th
Horse silk
hd
17
(2)
33/1
T: J J MurphyJ: N G McCullagh
Dwelt and pushed along, raced in 9th early, soon 8th, switched right over 1f out and kept on same pace
11th
Horse silk
6 ½
14
(10)
68-12
25/1
T: J E KielyJ: K J Leonard (5)
Soon towards rear, 13th approaching halfway, effort and headway straight, no extra inside final furlong op 16/1
12th
Horse silk
6 ½
5
(7)
14/1
T: A J MartinJ: D W O'Connor (5)
Raced in 8th early, 11th approaching halfway, some headway straight, soon no impression
13th
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
(15)
12/1
T: A J MartinJ: O J Orr (3)
Soon towards rear, 14th approaching halfway, some headway straight, soon no impression tchd 7/1
14th
Horse silk
5 ½
12
(13)
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: C D Hayes
Dwelt, raced in 11th early, 15th approaching halfway, some headway straight, soon no impression
15th
Horse silk
½
4
(17)
25/1
T: A J MartinJ: G P Halpin (3)
Soon towards rear, 12th approaching halfway, some headway straight, soon no impression op 20/1
16th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
(1)
7/1f
T: H RogersJ: P J Smullen
Slightly awkward leaving stalls, soon tracked leaders, 3rd early, soon 4th, pushed along approaching straight, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out tchd 10/3 and 4/1

Also Ran

N/A
Horse silk
1
(3)
12/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
N/A
Horse silk
2
(16)
5/2
T: C ByrnesJ: C O'Donoghue

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.20Pl:€1.90, €2.90, €2.80, €2.80EX:€78.80Trifecta:€1,368.40Tricast:€851.70SF:€71.34

Forecasts

Wonder Laish (5/2), Lord Erskine (7/1), Swamp Fox (8/1), Grand Partner (12/1), Gustavus Vassa (12/1), Share The Honour (12/1), Song Of Namibia (12/1), Tudor City (14/1), Brazos (14/1), Landsman (14/1), Automated (16/1), Highland Fling (20/1), Western Boy (20/1), Dalton Highway (20/1), Deor (25/1), The Graduate (25/1), She's A Star (33/1), Emperor Waltz (33/1)

Verdict

The intriguing runner is Wonder Laish, who rekindled his love for the game in spectacular fashion just eight days ago at Leopardstown and will be a threat to all despite his penalty if in the same mood now. His place in the market must be noted, but this is very competitive and it is hard to weigh in with him based on that one effort. Song Of Namibia ran a stormer on Irish Champions Weekend and is only 2lb higher here, though he has the burden of top weight just the same. Gustavus Vassa pitched in at the deep end by Willie Mullins on his first start for the yard and supported, he can be given another chance to reward that faith while this is a daring handicap bow for twice-raced Brazos on the back of his Listowel win. Irish Cesarewitch winner LORD ERSKINE has improved out of recognition this autumn and might be able to defy the assessor one more time to grab a valuable four-timer.
  1. Lord Erskine
  2. Wonder Laish
  3. Gustavus Vassa

Previous Winners

2016
Golden Spear
Weight: 8-8  |Age: 5
7/1

Prize Money

1st: €59,000.002nd: €19,000.003rd: €9,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,000.006th: €1,000.00

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