14:20 Navan Sat 7 September 2019

  • Navanracecourse.ie Handicap
  • 5f 164y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 22 Runners
  • Winner€6,501.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€231.006th€121.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 10.54sOff time:14:21:59
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1
(9)
310-3OR: 74D
20/1

Promise about her second at Naas on handicap debut so latest 12th of 14 at the Curragh was a backward step. Tongue-tie now fitted so perhaps had a breathing issue there. Bounce back possible.

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4
(13)
49-13OR: 69BFCD
12/1

Gained second win in five 2019 races when impressing over 5f at Naas last month. Upped 8lb she clearly under-performed when 15th of 17 at the Curragh last time out. Could bounce back although new mark remains a question.

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5
(20)
79-12OR: 68D
25/1

Falling quickly in the handicap after a series of pretty moderate efforts and he shows no signs of stopping the rot just yet. Easy to look elsewhere.

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6
(23)
39-11OR: 68
20/1

Rather inconsistent performer ran well enough at Cork latest when fifth of 12 but remains winless for this yard and is the sort who can run a stinker on occasions so not even a great each-way proposition.

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7
(24)
39-10OR: 67D
13/2

Three-time AW winner is winless on turf but there were clear signs in her sixth of 23 at Cork last time out that she can strike in a contest such as this and her jockey is worth his weight in gold in such handicaps.

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8
(5)
39-10OR: 67
50/1

1m AW winner bounced back from a series of subdued turf runs latest when an excellent second of 14 at Leopardstown back over 7f. Not entirely convinced 5½f will suit but latest effort means he must be taken seriously.

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9
(2)
69-10OR: 66CD
11/1

Six-time winner won twice here over 5f but also twice over 6f elsewhere. Looked at the mercy of the handicapper since winning in the spring but mark fallen to 2lb below that win now.

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10
(1)
59-10OR: 66D
7/1

Yet to run a bad race for this stable and after his second win at Ayr he has finished third of 24 at Cork and fourth of 29 at the Curragh in similar contests to this. Big-field knowhow an advantage and respected from stall one.

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11
(4)
39-8OR: 65
10/1

Long-standing maiden but continues to threaten and her latest effort when third of 29 at the Curragh over 6½f was another sound effort. Has the tendency to arrive too late in her races but one of these days she will time it to perfection.

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12
(14)
39-6OR: 63
14/1

Finished twice seventh and most recently sixth in four starts in maiden company before this, her handicap bow. One of the less exposed sorts but opening mark doesn't look a gift.

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13
(11)
49-5OR: 61C
20/1

Poor strike-rate but was a winner on last visit here in July over 5f. Well held twice since but shouldn't be a back number today given mark just 3lb higher this time.

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14
(10)
39-5OR: 62
16/1

Maiden but placed seven times in the UK for James Bethell. Only managed ninth of 14 on stable/Irish debut latest however so others more appealing.

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15
(12)
49-4OR: 60
50/1

13-race maiden had three different trainers in Britain and raced from 7f to 1m3½f without success. This trip surely prove too sharp so best watched on Irish debut.

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17
(6)
59-0OR: 56D
20/1

Finished last in two of his three starts back in the spring. Given a break since so hopefully be refreshed now but that more a hope than confidence.

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18
(22)
39-0OR: 57
6/1

Maiden has run well in all three handicaps to date although her seventh of 29 at over 6½f at the Curragh latest saw her finish behind a couple of these. Less exposed than those rivals however so not ruled out.

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19
(18)
39-0OR: 57
50/1

Not seen since making her seasonal debut in a Navan 5f maiden on good ground in March. Seven-race maiden unlikely to be troubling the judge here.

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20
(3)
39-0OR: 57
16/1

Second in a big field handicap over 6f at Naas last month her best effort of the campaign and ran pretty well when sixth of 18 at Cork last time out. Not ruled out but others are more appealing.

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21
(17)
38-11OR: 54
5/1

Upped 9lb today after maiden success in a 25-runner 7f Cork handicap last time out. That effort was more than pleasing but stepping back to 5½f will demand more if he is to race on the front end as he did there.

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22
(16)
98-8OR: 50D
12/1

Nine-time winner was below par after a layoff just three days ago when 12th of 15 at Gowran. May have needed the race but others more compelling overall.

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23
(15)
38-7OR: 50
28/1

Minor promise about his eighth of 12 at Cork latest in what was his fourth start but not seen enough to recommend him in a cavalry charge like this.

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24
(21)
108-5OR: 47CD
33/1

First Reserve- Not finished in the first nine in four 2019 starts so would make little appeal if getting a run.

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25
(19)
38-4OR: 45
20/1

Second Reserve- Not shown much so far and plenty to prove in a big field like this if getting in off bottom weight.

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Non-Runners

2
(8)
Tide Of Time27
510-0OR: 70
T: E LynamJ: O J Orr
3
(7)
Distant Mirage149
39-13OR: 70
T: J F LevinsJ: R Coakley
16
(25)
French15
69-2OR: 58
T: A MulhollandJ: K J Leonard

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Chagall (5/1), Tide Of Time (11/2), Anythingyouwantobe (6/1), Annabelle Rock (13/2), Tai Sing Yeh (7/1), Miacomet (10/1), Polly Douglas (11/1), Lily's Prince (12/1), Powersville (12/1), Riogha (14/1), Distant Mirage (14/1), Tie A Yellowribbon (16/1), Zathura (16/1), Early Call (20/1), Zodiacus (20/1), Pretty Smart (20/1), Ahundrednotout (20/1), Aloysius Lilius (20/1), Rattling Jewel (25/1), Ask Delaney (28/1), Doonard Prince (33/1), French (33/1), Khazix (50/1), Duhallow Noelie (50/1), Mi Esperanza (50/1)

Verdict

After a series of good efforts of late TAI SING YEH deserves to get his head in front for the third time since joining this yard and he certainly has amongst the best claims. With the selection drawn stall one perhaps a saver should be placed on something drawn high and from stall 24 Annabelle Rock is a danger after running really well last time out. Others to have claims include Miacomet and Tide Of Time.
  1. Tai Sing Yeh
  2. Annabelle Rock
  3. Miacomet

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