16:20 Naas

Sunday 8 March 2020

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Expert Air, The International Express Delivery Experts Maiden Hurdle

2m 3f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:22  |   Winning time: 4m 47.1s

1st
14
5/6f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd at halfway, headway to lead narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, narrow lead at last, stayed on well inside final furlong tchd Evens
2nd
3
4
11/4
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Led, ridden and narrowly headed 2 out, close 2nd at last, kept on same pace under pressure in 2nd inside final furlong op 5/1 tchd 9/4
3rd
17
10
4/1
T: N MeadeJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 2nd at halfway, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace in moderate 3rd inside final furlong op 7/2 tchd 9/2
4th
1
18
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th and slight mistake 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th and bad mistake 2 out, soon no impression tchd 20/1
5th
10
2
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, moderate 5th 2 out, no impression on leaders op 18/1
6th
11
12
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D P Holden (7)
Mid-division, took keen hold early, moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, never a factor op 16/1
7th
1 ¼
15
66/1
T: L P CusackJ: T Ryan (5)
In rear, progress into moderate 9th entering straight, kept on under hands and heels
8th
¾
9
80/1
T: B CawleyJ: S A Shortall
In rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress op 50/1
9th
2
1
100/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division, moderate 7th entering straight, moderate 6th and mistake 2 out, soon no impression
10th
hd
17
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, weakened op 12/1
11th
8
19
100/1
T: P A FahyJ: J J Slevin
Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
12th
½
20
66/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 50/1
13th
7 ½
8
711-12
100/1
T: Shane NolanJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
14th
nse
7
100/1
T: Shane NolanJ: P E Corbett
Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, weakened
15th
11
16
100/1
T: Shane NolanJ: P T Enright
Always behind, slight mistake 3rd, never a factor
16th
1 ¾
3
100/1
T: E CawleyJ: A W Short (3)
Always towards rear, mistake 5th, never a factor
17th
3 ¾
13
66/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Always towards rear, never a factor
18th
11
5
66/1
T: O McKiernanJ: Mr J W Reilly (7)
Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st, never a factor

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Non-Runners

6
Kaatskill Nap524
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: W P Mullins  J: D E Mullins
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Royal Reve22
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: T M Walsh  J: M P Walsh
Betting

Forecast

The Very Man (5/6), Gold Des Bois (11/4), Kaatskill Nap (10/3), Pat's Pick (4/1), Sean Hogan (14/1), Estijmaam (16/1), Papal Pearl (25/1), Euclyde Dubreau (25/1), Royal Reve (33/1), Boghlone Honey (66/1), Will You Win (66/1), The Dukes Nephew (66/1), Home Hunter (66/1), Mise Raftaire (80/1), Badness Backfires (100/1), Tara Gael (100/1), Major Jim (100/1), Kargs Post (100/1), Carriealice (100/1), Get Crackin (100/1)

Verdict
THE VERY MAN has been running well in defeat in a number of starts November and can take advantage of his experience over hurdles to get off the mark over timber at the fifth attempt. The six-year-old finished a gallant second behind the Cheltenham festival bound Francin on his latest start at Navan last month. The Gordon Elliott-trained gelding can hold off his biggest dangers, who are expected to be Gold Des Bois for trainer Jessica Harrington, who posted a decent effort on his third start in a Thurles maiden hurdle over 2m5f to finish third of 17 beaten 4L behind Granny Knot last month and the Willie Mullins-trained Kaatskill Nap on his first run for 524 days.
  1. The Very Man
  2. Gold Des Bois
  3. Kaatskill Nap
Prize Money
1st:
€8,100.00
2nd:
€2,700.00
3rd:
€1,350.00
4th:
€675.00
5th:
€405.00
6th:
€270.00

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