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3:10 Naas (IRE) 23 Feb 2020

Paddy Power Betting Shop Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

(4yo+) (1m7f170yds) 2m Soft To Heavy
1st €27,435 2nd €8,835 3rd €4,185 4th €1,860 5th €930 6th €465


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 114 128 115 147
b g Sans Frontieres (IRE) - Rock Angel (IRE) (Desert King)
Made all, not fluent 1st, pressed closely 3 out, driven and strongly pressed far side after 2 out, joined briefly at last until soon regained advantage and ridden, strongly pressed close home, just held on (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, the return to heavy underfoot conditions today brought about the gelding's return to form) (op 33/1)
2  nse
6 114 115 148
b g Doyen (IRE) - Laurel Gift (IRE) (Presenting)
Chased leader and disputed 2nd early, 3rd after 2nd where jumped big, closer in 2nd before 4th, almost on terms before 2 out, soon pushed along and on terms at last where not fluent and headed, ridden to strongly press winner close home, just failed (op 12/1)
3  4 [4]
6 1110 144 116 150
b g Doyen (IRE) - Daytona Lily (IRE) (Beneficial)
Chased leader and disputed 2nd early, 2nd after 2nd, dropped to 3rd before 4th, effort before 2 out, soon no impression on winner under pressure in 3rd, kept on same pace run-in (op 10/11 tchd 9/10)
4  ½ [4½]
6 114 h 142 109 143
b g Beat Hollow - Sixhills (FR) (Sabrehill)
Chased leaders, 5th after 2nd, disputed 4th at halfway, driven in 4th after 2 out and no impression on winner before last where slight mistake, kept on same pace run-in (op 11/4 tchd 3/1)
5  9 [13½]
7 114 137 98 133
ch g Central Park (IRE) - Katchup (IRE) (Taipan)
Held up, 7th after 2nd, headway in 6th from halfway to chase leaders, disputed 3rd 4 out, outpaced 2 out and soon no impression on leaders in 6th, kept on one pace run-in into moderate 5th (op 9/1)
6  ½ [14]
5 113 h1 135 97 133
ch g Jukebox Jury (IRE) - Tomato Finish (GER) (Starborough)
Held up, 6th after 2nd, 7th at halfway, took closer order before 2 out where slight mistake in 5th, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, slight mistake last and weakened into moderate 6th (op 12/1 tchd 9/1)
7  8 [22]
5 115 Over-Weights 2 88 126
b g Vision D'Etat (FR) - Reaction (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 1st, 8th halfway, took closer order after 3 out, driven in 7th and no impression on leaders after 2 out, one pace after, never a factor (tchd 40/1)
8  ½ [22½]
5 113 86 123
ch g Shantou (USA) - Navaro (IRE) (Be My Native)
Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, last at halfway, driven and no impression before 2 out where slight mistake, never a factor
9  31 [53½]
5 113 t 45 92
ch g Declaration Of War (USA) - Danetime Out (IRE) (Danetime)
Chased leaders, 4th after 2nd, disputed 4th at halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, dropped to rear next, not fluent last, eased, broke blood vessels (vet said gelding had blood on the nose as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage) (op 20/1)
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