Navan Welcomes Owners Today Handicap (47-70) 5f 182y
- (3yo+, 5f 182y, 23 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 15.75s
- Off time: 14:04:30
|1st||20 Chillie Billie||12/1|
|3rd||13 Calling You||1¼||14/1|
|4th||23 Pixie Spirit||1||25/1|
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 13
|5||140 10-0||Michael Mulvany||G F Carroll||70||5/1f|
Patrickswell (IRE) 8
|10||139 9-13||M Callaghan||L F Roche (3)||69||25/1|
Regal Power 8
|5||139 9-13 p||J P Murtagh||Caroline Murtagh (10)||69||16/1|
Diamond Daze (IRE) 175
|6||136 9-10||H Rogers||Gary Paul Halpin (7)||66||16/1|
Above The Law (IRE) 57
|5||135 9-9 h||A Oliver||J P O'Brien||65||10/1|
Acting Talent (USA) 43
|4||135 9-9||M C Grassick||R Coakley (7)||65||20/1|
Master Melody (IRE) 13
|6||135 9-9||K Prendergast||D E Hogan (10)||65||25/1|
Peggy's Leg (USA) 179
|4||135 9-9 p||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||65||7/1|
Missile Command (IRE) 43
|6||131 9-5||John Feane||P J Smullen||61||8/1|
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 175
|6||130 9-4 h||K J Condon||S Foley||60||12/1|
Toffee Tart 240
|5||129 9-3||A J Whelan||W J Lee||59||25/1|
Horseware Express (IRE) 298
|4||128 9-2||Peter Fahey||R P Whelan (3)||58||25/1|
Calling You (IRE) 8
|5||127 9-1 hb||S Donohoe||T P Madden (7)||57||14/1|
Calm Bay (IRE) 308
|8||127 9-1||H Rogers||D M Grant||57||25/1|
Beau Satchel 235
|4||126 9-0||A McGuinness||D P McDonogh||56||12/1|
Elusive Sally (IRE) 8
|5||126 9-0 p||Ms A Reilly||M C Hussey||56||25/1|
Is Feider Leis (IRE) 345
|4||125 8-13 p1||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||55||16/1|
Rigid Rock (IRE) 36
|7||125 8-13||J T Gorman||K J Manning||55||20/1|
Indigo Iris (IRE) 204
|5||123 8-11 v||T G McCourt||R P Cleary||53||14/1|
Chillie Billie 8
|5||120 8-8 p||J Larkin||R P Downey (7)||50||12/1|
Celticnama (IRE) 235
|5||117 8-5 t1||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||47||25/1|
Denbigh Raur (IRE) 65
|4||117 8-5||T G McCourt||N G McCullagh||47||25/1|
Pixie Spirit (IRE) 276
|4||117 8-5||J Nash||W M Lordan||47||25/1|
||4||85 ht||A A Howard||Reserve 1||47||NR|
||4||85||A J Martin||Reserve 2||47||NR|
||3||84||L Smyth||Reserve 3||57||NR|
Battleroftheboyne last won a race in 2012 but is now 17lb lower and ran well for a long way over an extra furlong at Leopardstown last month. Regal Power returned to action after a long break to score on fast ground at the Curragh last June for which he was raised 10lb. He's gradually dropped to a more lenient mark and is one to note. Diamond Daze has been placed 14 times and is rarely beaten far but she's yet to gain her first success. ABOVE THE LAW, who won this last year when just in front of today's rival Peggy's Leg, has virtually the same draw this time and should again take care of that rival and land this again. Acting Talent was beaten a short-head by Political Party at Dundalk in February but failed to see out an extra furlong at Wolverhampton three weeks later. Big Bad Lily went up 7lb for scoring over the minimum trip here in October and couldn't cope on her next start so a 4lb drop is very welcome. Calling You has no form on Turf yet is 10lb higher than on the all-weather despite beating Chillie Billie at Dundalk last week.
Todd's Captain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon disputed and led after 1f, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 22l behind High Octane (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gs in Sep '12.
Anner Queen (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 17th of 18, 11l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 in Oct.
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division and ran freely, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Chillie Billie 10-1 (8-5) Led, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, increased advantage approaching straight and 4 lengths clear 2f out, challenged final furlong and headed over 100 yards out, no extra, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Calling You (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, 5th and ridden on inner 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol beating Chillie Billie (8-5) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Pixie Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden in 7th 2f out, weakened, 15th of 20, 21l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Peggy's Leg (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division and 14th halfway, steady headway to go 3rd 1f out, ridden and 2nd 100 yards out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 30, 1 1/2l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division and 9th halfway, pushed along and some headway into moderate 5th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 14l behind Lady Lyrath (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Acting Talent (USA) 3-1 (9-9) Held up in touch in 5th, went 4th 3f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Mustajjid (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Missile Command (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outer and took keen hold, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 12l behind Reckless Lad (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Regal Power 11-2 (9-4) Soon rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders and 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 8th 1f out, no extra, last of 12, 7l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Is Feider Leis (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Led, strongly pressed and headed well over 1f out, no extra in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Celticnama (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Loaded without rider, dwelt a little, towards rear, ran on under pressure down the outer without threatening final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Vasoni (10-0) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Calm Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led and disputed on rail, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 14l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f gf in Jun.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, ridden into 7th 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Apache Gold (8-2) at Cork 6f App hcp in Oct.
Denbigh Raur (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced keenly and prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Louis Vee (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Beau Satchel 4-1 (9-2) Waited with, some headway when short of room over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Toffee Tart 33-1 (9-6) In rear and ridden along before halfway, never a factor, no threat in straight and kept on one pace, 11th of 13, 10l behind So Devoted (9-7) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Elusive Sally (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.
Above The Law (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind The Firm (9-6) at Dundalk 7f stks 0-70 pol in Feb.
Master Melody (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra early straight, 14th of 17, 16l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Horseware Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened entering straight, last of 12, 40l behind Vasoni (9-6) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Patrickswell (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden entering straight, dropped to 4th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Catwilldo (8-2) at Dundalk 5f pol.