Review naas 12th Nov

Sat 12th Nov 2016, 16:20


Missy Tata won her fourth race on the bounce when taking her game to a new level in the Grade Three Text Your Bet To Paddy Power On 51465 Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas.

Gordon Elliott's 13-8 joint-favourite tracked the pacesetting Swamp Fox until Keith Donoghue asked her to raise her effort on the turn for home.

She went clear between the last two and although she was far from fluent at the final flight, she was in command and crossed the line four lengths ahead of the staying-on Slowmotion.

Elliott followed up courtesy of Baltazar D'Allier in the Call Paddy Power For Free On 1800 721 821 Maiden Hurdle.

Successful between the flags in March 2015 but not sighted since, the 6-4 favourite cruised up the home straight and although he still has something to learn in the jumping department, he proved six lengths too strong for Mighty Stowaway.

On hurdling form, Prince Of Scars and Acapella Bourgeois were the class acts in the Download Paddy Power's Messenger Betting App Beginners Chase, but the latter only got as far as the first, while Prince Of Scars possibly found the trip on the short side and plugged on into second behind Road To Respect.

The Noel Meade-trained 12-1 chance prevailed by two and a half lengths, with General Principle making it a one-two-three for Gigginstown House Stud.

Willie Mullins unleashed yet another exciting French import when Saturnas made a successful start to his jumping career in the Hospitality At Naas Maiden Hurdle.

The 11-8 favourite set his own pace and after showing off a smart turn of foot between the final two flights, a spring-heeled leap at the last helped seal an eight-length defeat of Valgor Du Ronceray, with Ruby Walsh only needing to use hands and heels.

Effernock Lad (9-2) took the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase, while After Aspen (11-1) won the Sean Brady Construction & Engineering Limited Novice Handicap Chase and his jockey JJ Slevin followed up on Fayonagh in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race.

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