Navan Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €45,500 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 14.80s
  • Off time: 13:26:03
Full result
Result 13:25 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Pont Alexandre 3/1
2nd 1 Busty Brown 13 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22-1331
EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Busty Brown (IRE) 21
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 22-1331
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 140 8/1
2 5111-1
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 21
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 5111-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 G Elliott D N Russell 8/15f
4 5-21112
EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 21
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 5-21112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 137 16/1
5 1
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Pont Alexandre (GER) 217
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 3/1
6 31311
Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Reine Angevine (FR) 22
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 31311
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 W P Mullins P Townend 133 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 1-121
Rule The World 8
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 1-121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
5 1110 M F Morris A E Lynch 134 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Boston Bob (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/4
show more

In depth

Verdict

It's a bit of a surprise to find Ruby Walsh on board Pont Alexandre, an easy winner of his only start at Cholet in May, over the triple winner Reine Angevine though his mount is engaged in the Future Champions over Christmas so is obviously highly regarded. DON COSSACK will be all the rage here and it's not difficult to understand why. A Grade 2 winning bumper, he's sauntered home in both starts over timber and though meeting much better rivals looks to have enormous potential. Busty Brown had a couple of lengths to spare over the C&D three weeks ago and should confirm the form while Rule The World is progressing at a rate of knots and with stamina guaranteed will be suited by a strong gallop in testing conditions.

Formwatch

Rule The World 4-5fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, improved into 2nd 3 out, led and ridden clear after next, stayed on well from last, won at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy beating Joncol (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.

Pont Alexandre (GER) Dai Jin gelding out of Panzella.

Busty Brown (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) (poor visibility) tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, led after last, stayed on well, won at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov beating Seefood (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Reine Angevine (FR) Evensfav (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, led before 4 out, in control from before last and drew clear run-in, easily, won at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl hvy in Nov beating Blacklough (11-9) by 6l, 7 ran.

Don Cossack (GER) 3-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 5 out, disputed lead when not fluent 3 out, led travelling well next, niggled along before last, stayed on well run-in, eased close home, impressive, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov beating Sizing Gold (11-12) by 10l, 15 ran.

Seefood (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) (poor visibility) tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden from 2 out, 3rd before last, went 2nd early run-in, kept on, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Busty Brown (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.