Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 6 runners)
- Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
- Going: Firm (Good to Firm in places, Watering)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.76s
- Off time: 20:45:26
|1st||1 Burn The Boats||11/4|
|2nd||5 Maudlin Magdalen||½||4/1|
Burn The Boats (IRE) 13
|5||138 9-12||G M Lyons||C T Keane||92||11/4|
Northern Rocked (IRE) 250
|8||134 9-8||D K Weld||P J Smullen||88||10/1|
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 7
|8||132 9-6||H Rogers||C R King (3)||86||14/1|
Six of Hearts 8
|10||130 9-4||C Ross||F M Berry||84||13/2|
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 7
|4||123 8-11||D Kinsella||I T Queally (7)||77||4/1|
Abushamah (IRE) 20
|3||120 8-8 h||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||83||6/4f|
The veteran Six Of Hearts will be having his 103rd start and looking for a tenth victory though he hasn't scored for over three years. BURN THE BOATS landed a premier handicap at the Curragh last June and has been competing at a very much higher level than this subsequently. He's dropped to a fair mark now and can get back on the winning trail. Abushamah scored over 7f at Roscommon so it was a surprise to see him stepped up to 1m3f at Down Royal where he faded in the closing stages. This should prove ideal and he's greatly feared but last season's Galway winner Northern Rocked hasn't been seen since November and is probably being aimed at the Festival again.
Burn The Boats (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Soon raced in middle group early, chased leaders, no impression 1f out, 19th of 23, 11l behind Line Of Reason (8-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2 1/2f out, challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 1f and chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 10l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Six of Hearts 7-1 (10-0) Raced mainly in 2nd, ridden and improved to dispute lead over 1f out, headed 1f out and soon no extra, weakened closing stages, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Flic Flac (9-9) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.
Northern Rocked (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and no extra in 7th 1f out, weakened, 12th of 16, 11l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Abushamah (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, improved to chase leaders 4f out, challenged in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Wexford Town (8-13) at Down Royal 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.