16:10 Naas

Sunday 23 February 2020

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:10

Naas Nursery Of Champions Maiden Hurdle

1m 7f 170y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 3m 57.8s

1st
9
5/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Soon tracked leaders, 5th after 2nd, closed on inner straight and not much room, on terms before 2 out, led between last 2, pressed run-in, kept on well op 11/4 tchd 10/3 and 9/4
2nd
½
16
9/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Soon tracked leaders, 6th after 2nd, 5th approaching straight, 3rd 2 out, effort in 2nd run-in, kept on without getting to winner tchd 4/1 and 5/1
3rd
4 ¾
19
2/1f
T: T M WalshJ: M P Walsh
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, 4th after 2nd, a little slow at 3rd, slight mistake next, closed and on terms straight, headed between last 2, not fluent last, no extra and one pace after op 15/8 tchd 13/8
4th
4
3
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, still 2nd approaching straight, lost position and one pace from before 2 out op 11/1 tchd 12/1
5th
4 ¾
11
6/1
T: N MeadeJ: D Meyler
Led, slight mistake 2nd, joined straight, soon headed and one pace from before 2 out op 5/1 tchd 9/2
6th
6
22
100/1
T: Noel O'NeillJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division early, 8th after 2nd, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening run-in
7th
14
23
100/1
T: E D DelanyJ: C D Maxwell
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd after 2nd, dropped to 7th approaching straight, no extra and slight mistake 2 out, one pace
8th
1 ½
14
50/1
T: A A HowardJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division early, took keen hold, 9th after 2nd, 8th approaching straight and one pace
9th
½
6
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D P Holden (7)
Waited with, 13th after 2nd, no impression and slight mistake 2 out, one pace op 50/1
10th
1
2
611-12
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Waited with in rear, some headway but no impression from before straight, kept on same pace without threatening
11th
1
4
611-12
16/1
T: C A MurphyJ: M P Fogarty
Mid-division early, took keen hold, 10th after 2nd, one pace from before straight op 50/1
12th
nk
8
711-12
66/1
T: J C McConnellJ: P J McGrath (7)
Mid-division early, took keen hold, 11th after 2nd, one pace from before straight
13th
4 ¾
20
511-11
100/1
T: Alan DonoghueJ: I J McCarthy
Waited with, 16th after 2nd, not always fluent jumping, one pace from before straight
14th
2 ¼
5
33/1
T: P FentonJ: B Hayes
Waited with, 15th after 2nd, one pace from before straight, mistake last
15th
2 ¾
12
511-11
33/1
T: David KellyJ: P T Enright
Soon chased leaders, 7th after 2nd, no impression from before straight, soon no extra
16th
½
15
100/1
T: E CawleyJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division early, 12th after 2nd, no impression from before straight
17th
11
17
33/1
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: C A Landers (5)
Waited with, 17th after 2nd, never a factor
18th
35
21
100/1
T: P BreenJ: I J Power
Waited with, 19th after 2nd, no extra from before straight, tailed off
19th
97
13
100/1
T: Eamon CourtneyJ: S G McDermott
Waited with, 18th after 2nd, no extra 3 out, completely tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
100/1
T: K P EganJ: B J Foley
Waited with, 14th after 2nd, not fluent 3rd, slight mistakes after, no extra from before straight, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

18
Papal Count219
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 5
T: A Lynch  J: K M Donoghue
7
Magic Piper29
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: T Gibney  J: O R Brown
10
The Tack Room56
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: J E Kiely  J: N P Madden
Betting

Forecast

Pure Genius (2/1), Port Stanley (5/2), Lynwood Gold (9/2), Village Mystic (6/1), Ennemi Public (9/1), The Tack Room (14/1), Glendruid (16/1), Papal Count (25/1), Groody Rover (33/1), Aliym (33/1), Mister Kap Rock (33/1), Low Lie The Fields (40/1), Follow The Crowd (50/1), Mats Hall (66/1), Magic Piper (66/1), Ava Rose (100/1), Loudest Whisper (100/1), Demophon (100/1), Sky Tenor (100/1), Get Crackin (100/1), Her Nibs (100/1), Balthar Boy (100/1), Boston Hill (100/1)

Verdict
PURE GENIUS has shown enough on his two hurdles appearances to suggest he will make a capable hurdler in time and given the lack of strong opposition he is the selection especially if he is allowed to dominate from the front. Ennemi Public ran well enough on his latest start at the end of January and a repeat of that effort should see him go close for leading stable. Lynwood Gold was doing her best work in the closing stages in a recent race at Fairyhouse. That came on the back of a fair break and he should be more ready here.
  1. Pure Genius
  2. Ennemi Public
  3. Lynwood Gold

Previous Winners

2019
All For Joy
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: B Browne
  |  
T: O McKiernan
7/4
Prize Money
1st:
€7,800.00
2nd:
€2,600.00
3rd:
€1,300.00
4th:
€650.00
5th:
€391.00
6th:
€260.00

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