Follow Navan On Facebook Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 3 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 13:10:07
Full result
Result 13:10 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Un De Sceaux 1/12f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 4241F6
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 15
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 4241F6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 J P Ryan P Carberry 143 7/1
3 1/111-1
Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap Un De Sceaux (FR) 21
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/111-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 156 1/12f
4 145076
RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 29
  • T:M J Bowe
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 145076
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 M J Bowe J S McGarvey (5) 104 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 4-21343
Flaxen Flare (IRE) 22
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 4-21343
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
5 1110 b G Elliott D N Russell 142 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Cause Of Causes (USA)
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
5 11-10 G Elliott D J Condon 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

It's quite a surprise to find UN DE SCEAUX running in a conditions event as he's not a big price for the Champion Hurdle and is in the Irish version in a fortnight's time. Unbeaten and hardly tested in all five starts to date, he'll be a short price here despite coming up against the high-class chaser Foildubh, who beat another Willie Mullins hot-pot in Rubi Ball over hurdles at Thurles in November. Flaxen Flare is saddled with a penalty for his victory in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham but returned to something like that form in the Ladbroke at Ascot last time. Akatara has a massive amount to find at the weights.

Formwatch

Flaxen Flare (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, hampered 3 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, went modest 3rd before last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 20, 11l behind Willow's Saviour (10-5) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec.

Un De Sceaux (FR) Evens6fav (11-9) Made all, extended advantage to 10 lengths 3 out, drew well clear in straight, slight mistake last, very easily,, won at Thurles 2m hdl sft in Dec beating Rory O'Moore (11-2) by 29l, 3 ran.

Akatara (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders approaching 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, moderate 6th last, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 14l behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.

Foildubh (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, 8th 2 out and ridden entering straight, under pressure and kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 11l behind Bobs Worth (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) in Dec.