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13:10 Navan

Soft To Heavy

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  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9520-1 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark on his second handicap start here last month in good style; up 10lb for that and his jumping will need to improve in this company but has untapped potential and could be a big player.

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2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Clonmel

Harvard Guy

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced in second throughout, ridden before last, no chance with winner when mistake last, kept on

11/8

1st

1

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Harvard Guy

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3rd

6/1

1st

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Harvard Guy

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, headway and prominent halfway, went second after 4 out, led approaching last, ridden and went clear run-in, kept on well, comfortably

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: /520-3 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Three of his 10 career wins have come over hurdles; caught after the last when a good third in a Listed handicap at Naas last month; still a solid performer and is unlikely to be too far away.

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1st

21

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Lord Erskine

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Won a valuable Flat handicap at the Curragh in September and carried that form over to hurdling; went closest when second to Harvard Guy over 2m4f at Navan but well below that form against the same rival two weeks ago; strong pace will suit and could go well at a big price.

33/1

6th

9

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Lord Erskine

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: H Rogers

towards rear

5/1

2nd

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Lord Erskine

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: H Rogers

in touch with leaders, smooth headway after 2 out, went second and pressed leader approaching last, no impression run-in

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: 3F2621 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare over hurdles and fences; deserved success in a 2m6f handicap chase at Galway in October; capable of a big run off a similar mark.

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Verdict Starting price

16

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Natural Look

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Declan Queally

Consistent mare over hurdles and fences; deserved success in a 2m6f handicap chase at Galway in October; fair third behind the progressive Harvard Guy in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Navan seven weeks ago; possible each-way material.

14/1

3rd

11

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Natural Look

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Declan Queally

midfield, headway on inner and in touch with leaders 2 out, went third approaching last, no impression run-in

10/1

1st

5

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

13:51 Galway

Natural Look

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

Winner of two handicap hurdles over 2m4f; makes handicap chase debut now after taking second in a mares' beginners' event at Thurles ten days ago; same mark as over hurdles, so has to be taken seriously.

7/2

Form: 0-F246

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Promise in bumpers and in a trio of maiden hurdles without winning; handicapper would not appear to have taken many chances, even with him 1lb out of the handicap; others preferred.

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4th

12

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Talk In The Park

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

prominent, prominent behind clear leaders after 3rd

10/1

4th

12

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Talk In The Park

10st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

midfield, some headway approaching last, kept on and went fourth final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

6th

20

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Talk In The Park

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

prominent, weakened before 2 out

16/1

Form: 2413-3

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Four career wins, including when getting up to win a competitive handicap hurdle at Naas in March; good return to action when a staying third in a Haydock handicap hurdle last month; contender.

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6th

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Carnfunnock

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Has won over 2m and 2m3f and was a creditable third in a 3m Perth novice in April; decent fifth in a 2m3f Listed handicap at Navan on latest start; each-way chance but this sharp 2m may not be ideal.

5/2

5th

5

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Carnfunnock

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

prominent on inner early, soon steadied and dropped to midfield, brief headway approaching last, soon no impression

5/1

20/1

Form: 47-375

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles but has come up short in novice company and indeed in his sole handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe in April; others preferred.

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9th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Your Honor

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Dual Flat winner who has gained both hurdle wins on slow ground at Limerick, latterly making pretty much all in a Listed handicap at Christmas; may need soft or heavy ground if he's to defy this high a mark on British debut.

11/2

1st

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Your Honor

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Dual Flat winner likes it soft; sole hurdles win from 11 starts came here; third to Media Naranja at Ballinrobe in May and gets a big pull at the weights with that rival here; didn't get home over 2m4f when sixth in decent contest at Navan last time.

10/1

6th

10

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Your Honor

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

led, headed halfway, led again 4 out

20/1

Form: /1-1P5

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Up 19lb for winning handicap hurdles at Naas and Tipperary in the spring; reportedly suffered a slight cut when quite well beaten in a 2m6f handicap hurdle here last month; still debatable whether the handicapper has her measure but looks best watched.

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2nd

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Miss Tempo

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd, went second halfway, led after 2 out, headed final 110yds

12/1

7th

8

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Miss Tempo

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, soon went second, led halfway, headed 4 out

16/1

5th

3

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Miss Tempo

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Pulled up in her hat-trick bid at the Galway festival when last seen; is feasibly treated but she's probably better on quicker ground than what is likely here and lacks a recent run.

14/1

Form: 91-231

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner and has appreciated going up in trip over hurdles; probably flattered by his wide margin win over the desperately disappointing Tullyhill at Punchestown last month; cheekpieces worked that day and are retained today; could have a lot more to offer on his handicap debut.

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2nd

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Shannon Royale

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

led, faced challenges but going okay on inner after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/1

8th

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Shannon Royale

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

3/1

1st

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 210y

12:10 Punchestown

Shannon Royale

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, made all

4/1

Form: 4U3F-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Solid form in mares' novice company last season, placed in a Down Royal Grade 3 and a Punchestown Listed, and probably would have been placed but for falling at the last in a Fairyhouse Grade 1; below her best at Punchestown last month but very likely to come on for that and interesting on her handicap debut.

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9th

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Rioga Choice

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear

12/1

5th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

13:20 Punchestown

Rioga Choice

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly-raced mare was a very easy maiden winner last year and has run creditably in defeat in decent company since, including at this track; was battling for the places in a Grade 1 when falling at Fairyhouse in April; can run well.

9/2

14

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Rioga Choice

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Roscommon maiden hurdle winner last August was beaten 1.75l by Hauteriere over 2m5f at Punchestown last time; needs further improvement to come out on top here.

22/1

Form: 16U-PP C

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Three wins for Gordon Elliott, including a maiden and novice hurdle a year ago; completely lost his way after that, including pulling up in both starts over fences; debuts for Harry Rogers here and almost certainly best watched.

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9th

5

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Itswhatunitesus

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: H Rogers

Won back-to-back over hurdles last season but has really struggled since and shown nothing in two runs for this yard.

33/1

10th

5

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Itswhatunitesus

10st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: H Rogers

in rear, mistake 1st

33/1

10th

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Itswhatunitesus

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: H Rogers

towards rear

50/1

Form: 9-6302 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Up 26lb for a hat-trick of successes in handicap hurdles in 2021; came back to something like that form when second in a 2m handicap hurdle here last month; unproven over the trip but loves testing ground and won't be far away if getting home.

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7th

3

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:30 Tramore

Clarens

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

Handicap mark went through the roof after a hat-trick in 2021 but he was second of 20 in a 2m handicap at Navan in November and he failed to give his running there next time; hard to rule out.

4/1

0

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Clarens

10st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: J P Flavin

towards rear

8/1

2nd

11

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Clarens

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: J P Flavin

Rattled off a hat-trick in handicap hurdles a couple of seasons ago including over C&D; poor run at Cheltenham last month but was only beaten 1l at Tipperary on his previous outing; each-way claims.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €209.00
Straight Forecast €242.20
Tricast €3975.50
Trifecta €3925.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Shannon Royale

SPOTLIGHT:

Harvard Guy

TOPSPEED:

Harvard Guy

POSTDATA:

Shannon Royale

The Irish Sun:

Shannon Royale