Irish Form Book 'Future Champions' Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4-7yo, 2m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 29.70s
  • Off time: 15:25:48
Full result
Result 15:25 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Union Dues 3/1
2nd 3 Champagne James 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13
RED & WHITE QUARTERED, white sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 44
  • T:David Kelly
  • J:Mr P A King
  • Form: 13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 168 12-0 David Kelly Mr P A King 16/1
3 1
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Champagne James (IRE) 35
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 8/11f
4 1
Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Gilt Shadow (IRE) 43
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 4/1
5 1
DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Union Dues (FR) 150
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 165 11-11 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 3/1
7 10-0
WHITE, maroon spots, maroon diamond on cap Hidden Lite (IRE) 21
  • T:E U Hales
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 10-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 E U Hales Miss J M Mangan 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 231
Rare Legend (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Mr J T Carroll
  • Form: 231
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll NR
6 874-4
Goldski (IRE) 8
  • Nag Me
  • T:Ronald Curran
  • J:Mr R J Curran
  • Form: 874-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 117 t Ronald Curran Mr R J Curran NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Don Cossack (GER)
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Miss N Carberry
4 11-11 G Elliott Miss N Carberry 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

With Patrick Mullins closing in on the amateur riders record for the number of winners in a year, UNION DUES is likely to come in for strong support and can supplement his impressive debut victory at Killarney in July. Champagne James looks a real find for Ted Walsh as he cruised through to score over the C&D last month while Gilt Shadow beat a big field at Down Royal easily though that race was run at a crawl. The remainder will need to improve to take care of the unbeaten trio.

Formwatch

Rare Legend (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Ld/disp, hdd bef 3out, disp again aftr 3out until 1l adv bef last, so, won at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov beating Moonlight Boy (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Goldski (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 4th 3f out, kept on one paced, 4th of 10, 25l behind Fredsmemory (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy.

Union Dues (FR) 3-1fav (11-7) Waited with on outer, closed up travelling well 5f out, on terms over 4f out, in front from 3f out and ridden on from 2f out, running a bit green but stayed on well, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf in Jul beating Theos Well (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.

Champagne James (IRE) 15-8 (11-11) Settled moderate 4th, closer in 3rd 3f out, challenged under 1f out, nursed through to lead final 150 yards, cosily, won at Navan 2m N H flat in Nov beating Blackmail (11-11) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to hold 3rd, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Apache Stronghold (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd in Nov.

Gilt Shadow (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, 7th halfway, closer order over 5f out, on terms 3f out, definite leader from 2f out, stayed on well and clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs in Nov beating Silver Tassie (11-11) by 6l, 18 ran.

Hidden Lite (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.