15:15 Naas

Sunday 10 March 2019

All14:1014:4015:1515:4516:2016:5017:20
  • Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle (Listed)
  • Class 1  |   2m  |   Good to Yielding  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 3m 56.0s
1st
2
4/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge before 2 out, pushed along and led approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in op 7/2 tchd 10/3
2nd
½
4
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Ran 4th, not fluent 3 out, pushed along after next and 3rd before last where not fluent, ridden and kept on well run-in, not reach winner op 3/1
3rd
3
6
13/8f
T: D McDonoghJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to dispute lead before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, 3rd and no impression run-in tchd 11/8
4th
1 ½
3
4/1
T: E P HartyJ: R C Colgan
Led, jumped right, slight mistake 4 out, headed before 2 out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th approaching last, kept on one pace run-in op 11/2 tchd 7/2
5th
16
7
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Towards rear, never a factor, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 2 out and soon no impression, no extra approaching last op 16/1 tchd 18/1
6th
14
5
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression early straight, no extra after 2 out, eased run-in tchd 16/1

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Non-Runners

1
Chosen Mate14
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: D N Russell
NR
8
Filon D'Oudairies74
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: J J Slevin
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.50Pl:€1.60, €2.60EX:€27.90Trifecta:€48.90SF:€19.53

Forecasts

Hearts Are Trumps (13/8), Gallant John Joe (4/1), Mister Blue Sky (4/1), Advantage Point (4/1), Chosen Mate (6/1), Filon D'Oudairies (7/1), Thunder Down Under (12/1), Retribution (20/1)

Verdict

Tough to draw a line through any of these and it should prove competitive. Hardened handicapper Hearts Are Trumps needs plenty respect on these terms and will surely run a big race, while recent C&D Grade 2 scorer Chosen Mate is on the upgrade and merits consideration, despite giving away weight. Both may give best to the promising Flat recruit MISTER BLUE SKY, an easy winner on hurdles bow at Wexford in the autumn for Willie Mullins and seemingly capable of a good deal more. Likewise, it is noted that Gordon Elliott fires once-race bumper winner Thunder Down Under into Listed company on his hurdles introduction.
  1. Mister Blue Sky
  2. Hearts Are Trumps
  3. Chosen Mate

Previous Winners

2018
Cartwright
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 5
5/1

Prize Money

1st: €16,912.002nd: €5,225.003rd: €2,475.004th: €1,100.005th: €413.00

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