Martyns Specialist Equipment (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m

  • (4-7yo, 2m, 5 runners)
  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.60s
  • Off time: 15:55:10
Full result
Result 15:55 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Champagne James 15/8
2nd 3 Blackmail 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P0-PP
WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap De Glebe Star (IRE) 35
  • T:Miss F Slevin
  • J:Mr N T Slevin
  • Form: P0-PP
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 168 12-0 t1 Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 50/1
3 1-
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Blackmail (FR) 224
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 A J Martin Mr P W Mullins 5/4f
4
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Champagne James (IRE)
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:Mr R P McNamara
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 T M Walsh Mr R P McNamara 15/8
5 27-
DARK BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, hooped sleeves & cap Eligible (FR) 359
  • T:N Meade
  • J:Miss N Carberry
  • Form: 27-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 N Meade Miss N Carberry 11/4
6 80
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots King Shabra (IRE) 8
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 3-6
Minella Minstrel (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:J Nallen
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 3-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 J Nallen J S McGarvey NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Formidableopponent (IRE)
  • T:N Meade
  • J:Miss N Carberry
4 11-11 N Meade Miss N Carberry 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

Noel Meade has won this five times in the past eight years so ELIGIBLE looks the one to be on. A recruit from Tim Vaughan's yard, he had a couple of runs late last year and showed enough promise to suggest he'll win his share for new connections. Blackmail made all for a comfortable victory between the flags at Templemore and Tony Martin should have him primed for his racecourse debut and Minella Minstrel didn't enjoy the heavy ground at Naas last month. Champagne James, a full brother to two winning bumpers and related to a Flat winner, is definitely one to keep a close watch in the betting as he could be useful.

Formwatch

Minella Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th 5f out, no impression from 3f out, 6th of 13, 30l behind Road To Riches (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Oct.

Champagne James (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Champagne Lady.

Blackmail (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Made all, chall briefly 2out, qcknd well from last, progessive, won at Templemore 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Clondaw Flicka (11-7) by 3l, 8 ran.

Eligible (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division and keen, led after about 5f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 11l behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov '11.

King Shabra (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, 6th 4f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 14th of 18, well behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs.

De Glebe Star (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div, no extra from 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by Rapid Warrior (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct, 13 ran.