Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 10 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 42.60s
- Off time: 17:42:03
|1st||9 Knock Beauty||3/2f|
|2nd||8 Crowded Room||7½||7/2|
|3rd||5 Good Egg||1¼||12/1|
Mister First (FR) 23
|8||166 11-12||R Hennessy||B R Dalton (3)||121||14/1|
Forty Foot Tom 49
|9||164 11-10||D Miley||A P Heskin||119||20/1|
Carloswayback (IRE) 23
|9||161 11-7 t||P Nolan||M P Fogarty||116||10/1|
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 12
|7||160 11-6 t||J T R Dreaper||A E Lynch||115||13/2|
Good Egg (IRE) 112
|11||158 11-4||Mrs L Fowler||K Sexton (5)||113||12/1|
Maringo Bay (IRE) 34
|9||158 11-4 t||D A McLoughlin||D Condon||113||14/1|
Hidden Future (IRE) 28
|8||155 11-1 p||C A McBratney||S W Flanagan||110||25/1|
Crowded Room (IRE) 13
|8||152 10-12 p||M Cunningham||M J Bolger||107||7/2|
Knock Beauty (IRE) 13
|7||149 10-9||R Tyner||G N Fox (7)||104||3/2f|
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 7
|8||144 10-4 pt||E McCarthy||M A Enright||99||10/1|
Good Egg was a fortunate winner on his last start over the course and distance in December and a 6lb rise takes him onto his highest mark. Mr Cosmopolitan hasn't had much experience so it was a very encouraging effort to get close to Never Complain at Down Royal on St Patrick's Day. KNOCK BEAUTY has really found her form and defied a 10lb rise for her success at Thurles to score with a bit in hand over today's rival Crowded Room here last week. She's up another 9lb but looks capable of completing a hat-trick with Ger Fox's claim helping her confirm the form. Mister First was awarded the race at Clonmel after an enquiry following the initial first-past-the-post effort of More Madness, who hung badly left. It was still a very good run by the eventual winner and connections won't be unhappy with a 4lb rise. Carloswayback was beaten 16 lengths in that event after returning from a victory between the flags at Ballydarragh.
Knock Beauty (IRE) 9-4fav (10-5) Led early, headed 3rd, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden before last, kept on well under pressure, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft beating Crowded Room (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Crowded Room (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up off leaders in mid-division, closer 5 out, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Knock Beauty (10-5) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Good Egg (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, went 3rd and ridden 3 out, 2nd next, 4L 2nd when left clear at last, kept on, fortunate, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec beating Down Under (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 19 ran.
Maringo Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, closer in 8th at 10th, went 5th before straight, no extra from after 2 out, 6th of 11, 39l behind See Double You (10-1) at Naas 3m hcp chs 0-123 in Feb.
Forty Foot Tom 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, soon settled mid-division, progress into 3rd 5 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 9, well behind The Way We Were (10-10) at Naas 2m hcp chs in Feb.
Carloswayback (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, closer in 7th before 3 out, 5th into straight, moderate 4th and no impression from before 2 out, 4th of 12, 16l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, no impression on winner entering straight and slight mistake 3 out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 10, 10l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, 10th of 16, 41l behind Refused A Name (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close 2nd 5 out, mistake 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on from last, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Never Complain (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase.
Mister First (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, improved to be almost on terms travelling smoothly from before 2 out, carried left by winner and kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.