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Naas Racecourse Centenary Year Handicap

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  • 0m 5f 205y
  • 14 runners
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Naas Racecourse Centenary Year Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

8/1 (Won)

Form: 05-733 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Seven-time turf winner, including last season's Joe McGrath Handicap (Curragh); in good form recently at same venue, each time finishing well over 5f; every chance again.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Laugh A Minute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

An eight-time winner over shorter, including last time at Naas over 6f; has placed form at this trip too and on heavy ground; should be capable of a big run.

100/30

1st

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Laugh A Minute

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway on far side of group from under 2f out, led final strides

8/1

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2nd
2 (6)
Stag Night

9/2

Form: 613-21 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner including over C&D last year (beating Jon Riggens) and last month over 5f at Cork when getting up late under 10lb claimer; ground versatile so drying ground no issue and one to consider off 4lb higher.

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7th

3

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Stag Night

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Still progressing and in career best form this term; gained a fourth career success in a 5f handicap on his penultimate start and only narrowly denied over 6f at Naas since; up another 2lb and needs to prove he's as effective at 7f but plenty to like.

10/1

2nd

2

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Stag Night

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

led, ridden when faced challenge and edged left inside final furlong, headed final strides

9/2

Form: 231-17 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Juvenile turf winner for Joseph O'Brien and has taken well to the AW for current yard, winning twice at Dundalk; not beaten far despite not handling track at Lingfield latest.

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12th

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Apache Outlaw

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won back-to-back on AW this winter and ran okay back on turf at Naas last week; capable of going well back up in trip, although never won from mark this high.

12/1

3rd

3

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Apache Outlaw

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Juvenile turf winner for Joseph O'Brien and has taken well to the AW for current yard, winning twice at Dundalk; not beaten far despite not handling track at Lingfield latest.

6/1

10/1

Form: 17452- D

Last run: 198 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner last year and ended campaign with good C&D second to ready winner Stag Night; 18lb turnaround with that rival here so has to be a contender although has tended to need his comeback runs.

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4th

5

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Twice a winner last year and ended campaign with good C&D second to ready winner Stag Night; 18lb turnaround with that rival here so has to be a contender although has tended to need his comeback runs.

10/1

5th
10 (12)
Tough Talk

9/1

Form: /784-5 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Quite lightly raced 4yo who has yet to add to debut Curragh 2yo maiden win; signs of temperament on recent comeback at same venue but shaped encouragingly; probably on a fair enough mark and better ground to suit.

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5th

10

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Tough Talk

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Quite lightly raced 4yo who has yet to add to debut Curragh 2yo maiden win; signs of temperament on recent comeback at same venue but shaped encouragingly; probably on a fair enough mark and better ground to suit.

9/1

5th

3

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Tough Talk

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

One of the darker ones after only five starts and he won his 2yo maiden here before finishing second in the Group 3 Marble Hill; restricted to only three starts as a 3yo and showed the benefit of a gelding operation when only 2l away in 7.5f handicap at Leopardstown; dropped 4lb.

10/1

Form: 7-5413 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Four of his seven wins have come at Dundalk and good third to Apache Outlaw at same venue last month, having scored previously for today's rider; touched off over C&D last summer.

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6th

11

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Collective Power

9st 1lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Edward Lynam

Four of his seven wins have come at Dundalk and good third to Apache Outlaw at same venue last month, having scored previously for today's rider; touched off over C&D last summer.

12/1

3rd

3

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Collective Power

9st 13lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Edward Lynam

Four of his seven wins have come at this track, notably over this trip last month under today's rider, getting clear run through up the centre when holding staying-on Musical Tribute by a neck; solid runs in defeat previously including fourth to Inishmot Prince; 4lb rise okay.

11/2

1st

7

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Collective Power

8st 13lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Edward Lynam

in touch with leaders

6/1

Form: 460-50 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Opening two Curragh efforts this term okay but needs to step up a fair bit to play a major role here; cheekpieces now replaced by visor.

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7th

15

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Polar Bear

8st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Opening two Curragh efforts this term okay but needs to step up a fair bit to play a major role here; cheekpieces now replaced by visor.

14/1

11th

8

(22)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Polar Bear

9st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

5f winner on heavy at Bellewstown last April and touched off at same venue in August; has won over 6f and should have come on for fair return at Cork; rider knows him and is good value for his claim.

12/1

Form: 15-697 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Gained two heavy-ground wins late last season and form so far this term just okay; fair bit to find although handicapper relenting.

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8th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Mickey The Steel

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Gained two heavy-ground wins late last season and form so far this term just okay; fair bit to find although handicapper relenting.

12/1

7th

3

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

in touch with leaders on far side of group, brief headway and prominent under 2f out, weakened 1f out

12/1

9th

3

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Up 9lb for two wins at the end of last season; never really got into it behind Real Force at the Curragh but likely to fare better here; trip and ground are an obvious plus.

8/1

Form: 76180- CD

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Very smart 2yo who has been hit and miss since, highlights a Group 3 C&D win and last year a Tipperary Listed success; runs well fresh and begins this season (gelded) off a much reduced mark so respected on handicap debut.

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9th

1

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Twilight Jet

10st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

Very smart 2yo who has been hit and miss since, highlights a Group 3 C&D win and last year a Tipperary Listed success; runs well fresh and begins this season (gelded) off a much reduced mark so respected on handicap debut.

7/1

12th

6

(9)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Twilight Jet

10st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

in touch with leaders, went third after 1f

10/1

Form: 1173-4 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

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10th

14

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Dagoda

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained back-to-back course wins (6f/7f) last season and was third of 19 after missing the break in a C&D handicap in October; has the form to feature if returning in similar nick.

11/1

Form: 2540-0

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won a Cork maiden (7f) early last season on testing ground and several solid runs in defeat afterwards; tame recent comeback run concerning and trip on the short side.

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11th

8

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Something Nice

9st 4lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a Cork maiden (7f) early last season on testing ground and several solid runs in defeat afterwards; tame recent comeback run concerning and trip on the short side.

20/1

12th
12 (15)
Verhoyen

20/1

Form: 54-700 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; yet to hit form this season however and remains opposable.

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12th

12

(15)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Verhoyen

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; yet to hit form this season however and remains opposable.

20/1

10th

5

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

prominent, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

Form: 426-27 D BF

Last run: 89 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back over two years but went close on a few occasions on AW over the winter; bit to find on C&D run in October, last turf outing.

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8th

18

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Volatile Analyst

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run since a Listed success in Britain over two years ago; barely beat a rival in last two starts including back on turf latest.

12/1

13th

13

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Volatile Analyst

9st 1lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run goes back over two years but went close on a few occasions on AW over the winter; bit to find on C&D run in October, last turf outing.

14/1

Form: 83305-

Last run: 271 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

A 28,000gns buy out of the Coles' yard for whom he won at Newmarket as a 2yo and placed in Goodwood handicaps this time last year; wouldn't want it much softer.

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9th

11

(16)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Physique

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

Won a Newmarket novice as a juvenile and some good runs in defeat in Britain last term; bought for 28,000gns in the off-season and failed to beat a rival on last week's return; best watched for now.

25/1

14th

6

(13)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Physique

9st 6lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

A 28,000gns buy out of the Coles' yard for whom he won at Newmarket as a 2yo and placed in Goodwood handicaps this time last year; wouldn't want it much softer.

16/1

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Payout
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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tough Talk

SPOTLIGHT:

Dagoda

TOPSPEED:

Tough Talk

POSTDATA:

Tough Talk

The Irish Sun:

Dagoda