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13:07 Navan

Soft To Heavy

Navan Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £20884.96
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Navan Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2143-3 BF

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort last season and his fourth in the Fred Winter has worked out particularly well; below form on the Flat when last seen but could give a good account if he's fully tuned up for his return to hurdles; best form on better ground.

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5th

4

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Thurles

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

All three wins have been on soft ground, including 2m4f Navan handicap last term; bit outclassed final start when fair fourth in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse over Easter; not sure this longer trip will suit.

11/2

17th

14

(29)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

HMS Seahorse

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear of midfield

22/1

4th

1

(4)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

HMS Seahorse

12st 2lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Paul Nolan

Not the biggest but a talented individual under both codes; bolted up in a 1m3f premier handicap at the Curragh last year; decent second to the 100-rated Taipan in a Killarney conditions in May; did disappoint when odds-on for the maiden hurdle on this card last year.

16/1

13/2

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 1-4B70

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 winning hurdler who signed off last season with a win in a competitive Punchestown handicap; fair way below that form in four starts this term; 2lb above last winning mark; off four months.

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5

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Felix Desjy

11st 4lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Big run behind HMS Seahorse at Navan in January; tailed off in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham last time but he has a better record at this venue (four wins from six starts) and he's on a good mark.

20/1

14th

1

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Felix Desjy

11st 12lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Campaigned mostly at about 2m but performed well returned to 2m4f last time, finishing second at Navan (soft); has respectable Cheltenham Festival form having finished sixth in the 2018 Champion Bumper, fifth in the 2019 Supreme and tenth in the 2022 County; should give his running.

28/1

6/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 6D4F2-1 D

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form when runner-up in a valuable contest at Punchestown at the end of last term and made a winning return in a mares' Listed contest at Limerick in October; revised mark demands further improvement but we may not have seen the best of her yet.

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19th

6

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

Listed winning mare at Limerick last October has run well in defeat in handicaps lately either side of a fall; stepping up to this trip suit and goes well on soft, so has fair prospects.

33/1

6th

5

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

midfield

10/1

6

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

14:15 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

10st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

prominent in chasing group early, in touch with leaders when fell 8th

12/1

Form: 465351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Career best effort when bolting up in a handicap hurdle at Cork a fortnight ago over this trip on testing ground; might need a bit more from 8lb higher in a more competitive contest but talented jockey claiming 7lb retains the ride; ought to go well.

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9th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Lucky Max

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

towards rear

15/2

4th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Lucky Max

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Four-time winner over hurdles and beaten a nose in a Naas handicap in March; well beaten in a Punchestown handicap hurdle in April; out of his depth in the Galway Hurdle; did not seem to take to chasing last season, soundly beaten in races at Listowel and Gowran; best watched.

8/1

Form: -88404 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

One of his better recent efforts when fourth behind Lucky Max a fortnight ago but 2lb wrong for this assignment.

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4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Wexford

Jiving Jerry

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

chased clear leader

14/1

5th

11

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Jiving Jerry

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

Career best came on soft ground over 2m6f but has run with credit over this trip including when beaten roughly 6l in a competitive contest at Navan last month; while 2lb lower here, he might want a bit more cut in the ground, particularly over this distance.

16/1

5th

14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Jiving Jerry

10st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: James M Barcoe

One of his better recent efforts when fourth behind Lucky Max a fortnight ago but 2lb wrong for this assignment.

33/1

Form: R18/05 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Below form since returning from lengthy absence and 2lb wrong here.

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12th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Legacy Thor

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Hasn't won since 2020 and was inconsistent last term; showed nothing on his recent return when tailed off at Down Royal; step back up in trip will help at least.

16/1

11th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Legacy Thor

10st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Back last season after two years off, best effort when a close second in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Cork in April; best watched after almost seven months off.

33/1

14th

25

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Legacy Thor

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Came back to form when second at Cork last time over 2m3f; raised 3lb and first time over this trip today; prospects if staying.

20/1

Form: /9500-

Last run: 266 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won a competitive handicap on the Flat (2m, heavy) when last seen; wasn't at his best when last seen over hurdles at the back end of last season; needs to prove he stays this far on testing ground but on a workable mark if he can return to his best.

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0

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: P A Fahy

Dual-purpose sort has won valuable handicaps in both codes; well beaten on his last number of hurdle starts and blinkers will have to make a difference.

33/1

10th

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: P A Fahy

towards rear of midfield

25/1

12th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Drop The Anchor

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: P A Fahy

dwelt start

12/1

Form: 11-542 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

In fine form at the back end of last season and bounced back from a couple of poor runs when beaten a length at Limerick on St Stephen's Day; will be firmly in the mix if he builds on that and he gets his ground.

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3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Bois De Clamart

11st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4th

10/1

5th

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Bois De Clamart

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when second to Longhouse Poet in conditions hurdle at Limerick this time last year but disappointing in light campaign since, dropping out quickly at Clonmel last month; hard to fancy but has his ground.

20/1

0

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Bois De Clamart

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when 2nd to Longhouse Poet over hurdles at Limerick last Christmas time; hasn't matched that since but should have improved from his Sligo return.

14/1

Form: 463134

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Out of his depth in Grade 1 novice chase latest but two promising chase efforts prior to that and he's on a fair mark back over hurdles; versatile with regards to both ground and conditions; ought to go well.

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7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Barnacullia

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Barnacullia

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

Winner and placed on the Flat since second to 33-1 Fighting Fit in a handicap chase at the Galway festival, with the winner's shorter-priced stablemate Roseys Hollow back in fifth; good chance he can emerge best in the rematch.

7/2

Form: U192-P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won handicap chase from a mark of 140 last season; just one win over hurdles since 2019 and that wasn't particularly encouraging but he should be capable from this mark; best chase form has come on testing ground over the intermediate trip and not ruled out with first-time cheekpieces on.

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18

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Spyglass Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: R Pallas

Classy customer in his pomp for Henry de Bromhead and his final run in Ireland last March was highly respectable; back from near enough a year out to make a successful hunter chase debut at Haydock (2m6f, heavy); the fourth in that race filled the same berth at Cheltenham last month (beaten about 12l) and this 11yo could strip a whole lot fitter this time; respected.

5/1

1st

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Spyglass Hill

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: R Pallas

Very useful for Henry de Bromhead in his heyday and showed considerable spark when third at Clonmel last March on final run for that trainer; non-runner when due to make hunter chase debut at Fakenham yesterday; respected.

5/1

Form: 170-7P C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Couldn't build on her maiden hurdle success at this venue last season and she was pulled up on last month's return; questions to answer with first-time cheekpieces fitted; 2lb wrong.

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14th

17

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Belle Metal

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, became detached 4 out

20/1

11th

12

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Belle Metal

10st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Couldn't build on her maiden hurdle success at this venue last season and she was pulled up on last month's return; questions to answer with first-time cheekpieces fitted; 2lb wrong.

8/1

3

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Belle Metal

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dual bumper winner, including a Listed event here last year; won a Navan 2m maiden hurdle in March but wasn't at her best in handicaps final two starts of last season; however, is a danger if restored to her best.

4/1

Form: 2624-3

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Tough ask in a Grade 2 novice chase on return; generally a consistent sort but seems on a tough mark and 2lb wrong here.

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12th

13

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Carrigeen Lotus

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Tough ask in a Grade 2 novice chase on return; generally a consistent sort but seems on a tough mark and 2lb wrong here.

16/1

3rd

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

13:30 Limerick

Carrigeen Lotus

10st 12lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Has shown promise over fences but others bring stronger form to the table and she has a 279-day absence to defy.

33/1

4th

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Cork

Carrigeen Lotus

11st 5lb

J: Miss E A Lalor

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Won a bumper here and added a maiden hurdle win at Galway last season; has shown promise over fences in recent starts but doesn't look well treated back in this sphere.

20/1

Form: -3241F D

Last run: 125 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won a beginners' at Sligo on his penultimate start but took a heavily fall when last seen in September; seems on a stiff enough mark back over hurdles.

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7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: 378-04 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden hurdle here a couple of seasons ago; struggled on chase debut on seasonal return but it was a better effort back over timber when fourth of 19 at Punchestown three weeks ago; not obviously well treated.

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6th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 80y

15:40 Killarney

Au Fleuron

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third 6th

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €2488.00
Straight Forecast €1885.00
Tricast €22601.10
Trifecta €22681.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Lucky Max

The Irish Sun:

HMS Seahorse

TOPSPEED:

The Little Yank

SPOTLIGHT:

Spyglass Hill

POSTDATA:

Lucky Max