St Patricks Day Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 15.60s
  • Off time: 14:25:48
Full result
Result 14:25 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Cracking Chap 5/1
2nd 8 Macnicholson 2 6/4f
3rd 11 Texas Tea 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4-4
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Badgerfort (IRE) 147
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 4-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 8/1
2 0
RED, green sleeves, pink cap Bold Conquest (IRE) 28
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 33/1
3 0-655
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Cracking Chap (IRE) 25
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 0-655
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t C A Murphy M P Fogarty 5/1
4 P-5831
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Drunken Counsel (IRE) 24
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: P-5831
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 h G Elliott P Carberry 5/2
5 06
Yellow, royal blue star, white cap, maroon star Fruits Of Molly (IRE) 71
  • T:P J Gilligan
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 06
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P J Gilligan J L Cullen 66/1
6
DARK BLUE, yellow stars, dark blue sleeves & cap Glenmoreangie (IRE)
  • T:N Meade
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N Meade G N Fox (7) 20/1
7 UPP5P3
Black, light blue disc, striped sleeves, black cap Jack's A Guest (IRE) 14
  • T:D T Kelly
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: UPP5P3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 D T Kelly Andrew J McNamara 50/1
8 4U4322
YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Macnicholson (IRE) 23
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 4U4322
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 6/4f
9 P0-0
WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Merton View (IRE) 28
  • T:W J Austin
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: P0-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 h W J Austin A D Leigh 100/1
10 P
Pink, black inverted triangle, check cap Raystown (IRE) 78
  • T:D A McLoughlin
  • J:M F Mooney
  • Form: P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 D A McLoughlin M F Mooney 100/1
11 2/0-698
Purple, orange epaulettes & sleeves, orange cap Texas Tea (IRE) 15
  • T:J Geoghegan
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 2/0-698
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J Geoghegan R C Colgan 16/1
12 F00
Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Themanwithatan (IRE) 36
  • T:Mrs G Callaghan
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: F00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Mrs G Callaghan B M Cash 100/1
13 0
RED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Ariahey (USA) 15
  • T:J Larkin
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 J Larkin A E Lynch 66/1
14 8-2340
Yellow & red stripes, yellow sleeves, red & yellow check cap She's A Leader (IRE) 112
  • T:Robert Honner
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 8-2340
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Robert Honner M J Bolger 25/1
15
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Two Roses (IRE)
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 D T Hughes M A Enright 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Nearly Nama'd (IRE)
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
5 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Cracking Chap has gradually improved and only faded in the closing stages at Punchestown last month. He was 9l in front of Drunken Counsel in the race won by Cheltenham winner Vautour in December and should confirm the form despite the latter winning a bumper last month. She's A Leader has shown definite signs of potential in bumpers but it's about time MACNICHOLSON was winning. Jessica Harrington's charge has been narrowly beaten in his two latest starts and it will take a good performance to prevent him gaining his first success.

Formwatch

Cracking Chap (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on to 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 4th when mistake last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 5th of 21, 8l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Macnicholson (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Prominent throughout, ridden along 3 out, on terms before straight, marginally headed last, kept on without quite matching winner run-in, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Asitsohappens (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Texas Tea (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress entering straight, 11th 3 out, ridden in 9th 2 out, no impression in 8th last, kept on one pace, 8th of 25, 14l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.

Fruits Of Molly (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5f out, no impression from 3f out, no extra from under 2f out, 6th of 11, 46l behind Vicangelome (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.

Badgerfort (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 7th early straight and no impression on easy winner in 6th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 22, 14l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.

Two Roses (IRE) Vinnie Roe mare out of Istibshar.

Bold Conquest (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, slight mistake 4th, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Raystown (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Prominent, ran a little off 1st bend, lost place and dropped to rear 5th, soon pulled up,, in a race won by Captainofthefleet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Glenmoreangie (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Sister Swing.

Drunken Counsel (IRE) 7-2 (11-13) Held up towards rear, progress on outer travelling smoothly 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Feb beating Most Peculiar (11-13) by 4l, 12 ran.

Jack's A Guest (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 4l 2nd 7out, left ld 6out, rdn in 6l 3rd 2out, not match ldrs str, no ex run-in, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Minmoregold (11-6) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp hvy.

She's A Leader (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 14th of 16, 32l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) in Nov.

Merton View (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no impression in 7th approaching straight, no extra from 2 out and eased run-in, 13th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Ariahey (USA) 66-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 22nd of 25, well behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.

Themanwithatan (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, no impression before 4 out, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Champagne James (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Feb.