15:05 Naas

Sunday 25 March 2018

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

Naas Racecourse Launches The 2018 Flat Season Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   6f  |   Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 1m 18.33s
1st
Horse silk
5
(3)
5/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Chased leaders, took keen hold early, pushed along in 4th under 2f out, went 3rd and ridden 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead near line op 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
3
(4)
14/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, disputing 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well close home op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
6
(2)
4/1j
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Chased leaders on inner, pushed along 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, soon strongly pressed and ridden, headed near line op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
(6)
12/1
T: A KeatleyJ: S Foley
Held up in rear, pushed along under 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 10/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
(7)
4/1j
T: J A StackJ: K K Hennessy (5)
Rear of mid-division, progress 1 1/2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
8
(10)
68-7
8/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (7)
Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no impression
7th
Horse silk
2
9
(5)
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, ridden under 2f out, soon no impression op 16/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
7
(9)
7/1
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Mid-division on outer, ridden 2f out, soon weakened op 8/1 tchd 13/2
9th
Horse silk
3 ¾
1
(8)
5/1
T: W McCreeryJ: N M Crosse (7)
Always behind, no impression from 2f out, never a factor op 9/2

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Non-Runners

10
(1)
Horse silk
Bluesbreaker9
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 6
T: D English  J: R P Cleary
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.60Pl:€2.00, €3.90, €1.60EX:€38.70Trifecta:€165.50Tricast:€262.45SF:€71.88

Forecasts

Gymkhana (4/1), Son Of Rest (4/1), Medicine Jack (5/1), Downforce (5/1), George Bowen (7/1), Sors (8/1), G Force (12/1), Smash Williams (14/1), Art Nouvelle (20/1), Bluesbreaker (20/1)

Verdict

Several of these are better than this level of competition, including SON OF REST. He's clearly progressing, unlike most of these, and finished off last season with a pair of fine efforts in Group 2 and then Listed company. There's no reason he shouldn't improve again off a fair mark and in conditions which should suit to use this a stepping stone to tougher races. Downforce is another who ran well in Group races last season, while Medicine Jack is one to consider on his best form.
  1. Son Of Rest
  2. Downforce
  3. Medicine Jack

Previous Winners

2017
Gymkhana
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 4
12/1

Prize Money

1st: €15,375.002nd: €4,751.003rd: €2,250.004th: €1,000.005th: €375.00

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