Navan Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 0.90s
- Off time: 13:26:14
|1st||6 Fantasy King||4/1|
|2nd||11 Salam Alaykum||1½||5/2|
A Twist Of Fate (IRE) 19
|6||166 11-12||Miss Simpson||A P Thornton||20/1|
Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 78
|7||166 11-12||M Winters||M J Ferris||40/1|
Bertieblewthelot (IRE) 13
|6||166 11-12||Miss F Slevin||R J Molloy (3)||50/1|
Coolfighter (GER) 28
|5||166 11-12||A Mullins||D E Mullins||12/1|
Donatis Comet (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12 pt||P Martin||D N Russell||15/8f|
Fantasy King 22
|7||166 11-12||C O'Brien||Andrew J McNamara||4/1|
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 55
|6||166 11-12||S J Mahon||R T Dunne||14/1|
General Bunching (USA) 19
|5||166 11-12 t||T Cleary||R Loughran||20/1|
Oscar Zulu (IRE) 28
|6||166 11-12 h||J Motherway||D E Splaine (3)||20/1|
Ri Uladh 706
|6||166 11-12||C A Murphy||M P Fogarty||50/1|
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 24
|5||166 11-12||J Egan||B J Geraghty||5/2|
The Fox Tully (IRE) 11
|8||166 11-12||G Keane||R C Colgan||25/1|
Trans City (IRE) 29
|5||166 11-12||J Nash||K C Sexton (7)||95||14/1|
Boherna Lady (IRE) 17
|5||159 11-5||Denis Hogan||Mr P J Cawley (7) (ex1)||50/1|
Lady Milan (IRE) 17
|5||159 11-5||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||33/1|
Send For Mary (IRE) 22
|7||159 11-5||Michael Mulvany||J C Tobin (7)||25/1|
She Knows Best (IRE) 148
|5||159 11-5||David Kelly||S W Flanagan||33/1|
Top Spin (FR) 8
|6||159 11-5 t1||E Sheehy||M Darcy||33/1|
||7||1112||Shane Nolan||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||1112||Patrick Downey||Reserve 2||81||NR|
Captain Arceus (IRE)
||6||11-12||D T Hughes||R Loughran||10/1|
Coolfighter, a winner on the Flat in Germany, has shown ability for Tony Mullins and looks the type to make a hurdler. Barry Geraghty's presence on board Salam Alaykum is interesting and John Egan's dual Flat winner is one to note in the betting. Donatis Comet won three bumpers but hasn't shown the same level of form over timber and was outfought by Run For Firth at Galway. He should find a race soon but could again have to settle for a place as FANTASY KING should be good enough despite his expensive defeat at Kilbeggan as his previous run behind Curley Bill at Cork is the best form on view.
Alvorian 33-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 11th of 18, 25l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
The King Of Brega (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 24, well behind Roman Flight (11-4) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May '12.
Fantasy King 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, a little keen, swished tail briefly when rival got close circuit to go, good headway to be close up from 3 out, led into straight, headed closing stages, soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Vinniespride (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 12l behind Heirloom (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gf (flat).
Coolfighter (GER) 10-3 (8-12) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Roe Deer (9-11) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp gd in Aug (flat).
A Twist Of Fate (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 13th of 20, 27l behind Scienter (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in Jul.
Bertieblewthelot (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Theos Well (11-7) at Listowel 2m N H flat.
Oscar Zulu (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) In rear, 13th 4 out, hampered next, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 7th of 17, 11l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Trans City (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, closed up approaching 3 out, soon challenged and disputed lead, headed 2 out, no impression disputing 2nd when bad mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear early, moderate 11th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, 10th of 18, well behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft.
Donatis Comet (IRE) 11-8fav (11-9) Always prominent, 2nd for much, challenged from before last, every chance run-in, not match winner and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Run For Firth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gf.
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden 3f out, 4th 2f out, weakened straight, last of 7, 8l behind Merrion Row (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug.
Ri Uladh 4-1 (10-11) Rr, rdn 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by River Maigue (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct '11, 15 ran.
Top Spin (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division and 12th halfway, no extra and weakened 3 out, completely tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
She Knows Best (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 9th approaching halfway, no extra from 6f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Balboni (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft in May.
General Bunching (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression under 3f out, 13th of 17, 16l behind Star Links (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-75 gd (flat).
Boherna Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Waited with towards rear, a bit keen early, never a factor, 14th of 15, well behind Run For Firth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gf.
Lady Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Waited with towards rear, slight mistake 1st, never a factor, no danger from 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Run For Firth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gf.
Send For Mary (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, 5th and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Vinniespride (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf.
Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 9th after 4 out, no extra and weakened, 10th of 16, well behind Fairview Star (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.