19:35 Naas

Tuesday 4 September 2018

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Nursery Of Champions Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)

1m 4f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 19:40  |   Winning time: 2m 34.29s

1st
2
(1)
2/1f
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: G F Carroll
Disputed briefly, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 2nd under 1f out, soon pressed leader, disputed final 50 yards, edged ahead close home op 10/3
2nd
½
3
(8)
16/1
T: T G McCourtJ: C T Keane
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to dispute 4f out, ridden into narrow lead 2 1/2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, joined last 50 yards and headed close home
3rd
½
10
(13)
8/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Mid-division and ran freely early, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong into 3rd closing stages op 13/2
4th
1 ¾
8
(11)
11/1
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into close 3rd 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
5th
½
15
(5)
16/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: S Foley
Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 18/1
6th
½
5
(3)
20/1
T: J G MurphyJ: G P Halpin
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace op 16/1 tchd 14/1
7th
½
6
(6)
10/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon led, joined 4f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace op 7/1
8th
6
1
(12)
710-0
12/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens (7)
Held up in mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
9th
nk
14
(2)
14/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out op 10/1
10th
3 ¾
7
(15)
6/1
T: J C McConnellJ: S M Crosse (7)
Dwelt and towards rear, progress into 7th 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace op 7/1
11th
3 ½
9
(10)
14/1
T: Francis CaseyJ: O J Orr (3)
Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra 2f out op 16/1
12th
2 ¾
4
(14)
16/1
T: Mrs S DawsonJ: J A Heffernan
Mid-division, progress into 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 3f out
13th
22
12
(7)
25/1
T: E SheehyJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Dwelt and towards rear, progress into mid-division halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened
14th
30
11
(9)
25/1
T: Shane NolanJ: R P Downey
Chased leaders briefly, soon mid-division, towards rear halfway, trailing over 3f out, tailed off

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Non-Runners

16
(4)
Fake Media59
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 3
T: C O'Brien  J: W M Lordan
17
Miro9
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 1
13
(16)
Crossingoz20
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 6
T: W J Fitzpatrick  J: N G McCullagh
18
Drakensberg58
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 4
T: A J Martin  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Universal Focus (2/1), Miro (11/2), Get Out Of Jail (6/1), Lady De Vesci (8/1), Conquest (10/1), Lustful (11/1), El Tren (12/1), Styler Label (14/1), Ar Eagla Na Heagla (14/1), Challow (16/1), Torthai An Ghra (16/1), Magic Sea (16/1), Fake Media (16/1), Drakensberg (16/1), Belle Free (20/1), Crossingoz (20/1), Beat Of The Sea (25/1), Afillyation (25/1)

Verdict
Ross O'Sullivans gallant and gutsy five-year-old gelding UNIVERSAL FOCUS can land the spoils in the closing race of the meeting here after being beaten no more than a head on his last three starts and can get the better of Ballydoyle's Conquest and potential improver over this trip Get Out Of Jail.
  1. Universal Focus
  2. Conquest
  3. Get Out Of Jail
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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