February 27 / 15.30 Naas

15.30 Naas

Soft

Naas Racecourse Business Club Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 1m 7f 101y
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 52s
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Naas Racecourse Business Club Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4901 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Some minor promise in behind Fil Dor at Down Royal in October; couldn't build on that in two maiden hurdles but left those efforts behind when getting the better of Doctor Churchill on handicap debut last month, staying on gamely; more required from 6lb higher.
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10th

10

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Justicialism

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

14/1

7th

6

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Justicialism

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: B R Hamilton

Juvenile has slotted into handicap company to good effect; got the better of Doctor Churchill (who ran in the Boodles at Cheltenham on Tuesday) at Punchestown in January, staying on gamely; coped with 6lb rise when getting up late at Naas; up another 6lb now.

11/2

1st

4

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Justicialism

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

Some minor promise in behind Fil Dor at Down Royal in October; couldn't build on that in two maiden hurdles but left those efforts behind when getting the better of Doctor Churchill on handicap debut last month, staying on gamely; more required from 6lb higher.

5/2

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5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 133263 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Fairly consistent since her maiden hurdle success but hasn't really progressed and seems on a tough mark for handicaps on what she's achieved so far; must step up on her juvenile hurdle Listed third at Musselburgh last time.
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3

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:20 Limerick

Calvados

11st 0lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Sole win came in a maiden hurdle in August but has progressed in defeat since; best effort yet when beaten just half a length in a Naas handicap hurdle a fortnight ago but may need another career best to go one better here.

5/2

2nd

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Calvados

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John C McConnell

Fairly consistent since her maiden hurdle success but hasn't really progressed and seems on a tough mark for handicaps on what she's achieved so far; must step up on her juvenile hurdle Listed third at Musselburgh last time.

5/1

3rd

5

6th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:32 Musselburgh

Calvados

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John C McConnell

Modest on Flat but much better over hurdles; wore cheekpieces last three outings (also tongue tied latest) and now it's a hood; has not added to hurdles debut win but subsequent form, even when soundly beaten in Grade 2 at Leopardstown on latest outing, suggests she is a player in today's context.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 096

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Went close on the Flat without winning; tailed off on first two starts over hurdles but posted an improved performance when a 21l sixth here last time; still needs more to defy this mark though; handicap debut.
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3rd

13

(17)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 213y

19:00 Roscommon

Great Realisation

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J Rothwell

2nd

12

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Great Realisation

10st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: P J Rothwell

Went close on the Flat but never won and ended up at an ordinary level; finished a long way behind Vera Verto in a Punchestown maiden in January but has improved since then, going down by only 4l in a Naas handicap four weeks ago (on soft); will need his best yet.

20/1

Form: 398

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
11-race maiden on the Flat and 0-3 over hurdles; promising third behind Doctor Churchill on yard debut at Limerick but tailed off in two runs since; must progress now handicapping.
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7th

7

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Fairyhouse

Chacha Dancer

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Donal Hassett

17th

19

(11)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:51 Curragh

Chacha Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Donal Hassett

0-15 (0-11 on Flat); kept busy over hurdles this winter; best form last season was over a bit further on softer ground.

40/1

4th

6

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Chacha Dancer

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Donal Hassett

11-race maiden on the Flat and 0-3 over hurdles; promising third behind Doctor Churchill on yard debut at Limerick but tailed off in two runs since; must progress now handicapping.

14/1

Form: F57

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Modest form on the Flat and hasn't done anything to justify an opening mark of 108 in three runs over hurdles.
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12

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Sand Drift

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Finished behind stable campanion Grand Revival at Limerick last week; others preferred.

12/1

6th

10

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:20 Limerick

Sand Drift

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Didn't show much on the Flat and it's been a similar story over hurdles so far.

50/1

5th

5

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Sand Drift

10st 9lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Modest form on the Flat and hasn't done anything to justify an opening mark of 108 in three runs over hurdles.

33/1

Form: 66830

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
In behind Justicialism and Doctor Churchill on handicap debut last month and struggled with his jumping when tailed off at Clonmel since; 1lb wrong and hard to recommend.
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2nd

7

(7)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

16:04 Catterick

Grand Revival

9st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Neil King

held up in rear, headway on outer over 4f out, shaken up and outpaced 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

33/1

3rd

4

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Fakenham

Grand Revival

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

5th

5

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:17 Huntingdon

Grand Revival

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

20/1

Form: 157

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles in France and promising enough start for this yard despite jumping poorly at Fairyhouse last month; however, it was a backwards step in a novice back at that venue last time where he struggled with his jumping again and the handicapper has taken no chances with this opening mark.
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7th

3

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Black Sirius

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Won over hurdles in France and promising enough start for this yard despite jumping poorly at Fairyhouse last month; however, it was a backwards step in a novice back at that venue last time where he struggled with his jumping again and the handicapper has taken no chances with this opening mark.

20/1

7th

8

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Black Sirius

11st 2lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

Won a hurdle race in France in October; did not run badly after a poor round of jumping in a maiden hurdle here last month; holds a Triumph Hurdle entry and surprising if he could not improve hugely on that initial effort.

10/1

5th

1

9th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Black Sirius

11st 5lb

Ran twice on the Flat in France last summer; made all to justify favouritism on hurdling debut in seven-runner event at Toulouse in October; good Flat pedigree, dam an unraced half-sister to 2010 Prix de Diane winner Sarafina; interesting recruit for Pat Fahy.

8/1

Form: 48512 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won twice up to 1m on the Flat but already looks more promising over hurdles since joining this yard in October; got off the mark at the fourth attempt in this sphere when winning a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m) and only beaten a neck on handicap bow last month by Justicialism; however, that wasn't a strong handicap and he's gone up 4lb so needs more.
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17th

4

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Doctor Churchill

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over 7f/1m at an ordinary level on the Flat; beat a below-par Champion Green on heavy ground at Limerick for his only hurdle win, before coming up just short in a run-of-the-mill handicap at Punchestown (yielding); that form doesn't look anywhere near good enough for this and not sure how much improvement he has in him.

50/1

1

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Doctor Churchill

12st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Gordon Elliott

Won twice up to 1m on the Flat but already looks more promising over hurdles since joining this yard in October; got off the mark at the fourth attempt in this sphere when winning a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m) and only beaten a neck on handicap bow last month by Justicialism; however, that wasn't a strong handicap and he's gone up 4lb so needs more.

5/2

2nd

1

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Punchestown

Doctor Churchill

12st 3lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winner on the Flat in Britain; switched to this yard in October and gained a first win in this sphere in a maiden hurdle at Limerick last time with a nice prospect back in second; different ground now and may need to improve again to defy this opening mark but should have more to give.

10/11

Form: 772

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Fairly modest form on the Flat but she's got better with each run over timber and it was a much improved performance when runner-up to a nice prospect in a C&D maiden hurdle last month; handicapper has given her a real chance from this opening mark and she's the one to beat as a result.
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5th

7

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Magic Word

11st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Anthony McCann

7

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Magic Word

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Fairly modest form on the Flat but she's got better with each run over timber and it was a much improved performance when runner-up to a nice prospect in a C&D maiden hurdle last month; handicapper has given her a real chance from this opening mark and she's the one to beat as a result.

9/2

2nd

13

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Magic Word

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Hit the frame on the Flat; only very minor promise in two hurdle starts so far and has made jumping errors; improvement required.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €204.00
Straight Forecast €259.70
Tricast €1114.40
Trifecta €1034.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magic Word

TOPSPEED:

Calvados

The Irish Sun:

Chacha Dancer

RP Ratings (IRE):

Magic Word

POSTDATA:

Magic Word