16:00 Navan

Saturday 1 April 2017

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:40

    Navan Members Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 65y  |   Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 6m 32.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
1111-3
16/1
T: B McMahonJ: M P Fogarty
Slightly slow 2nd, towards rear, closer in 7th from 6th, improved travelling smoothly from 3 out, led approaching last, eased clear run-in, comfortably
2nd
Horse silk
8
2
25/1
T: Lady J GillespieJ: Mr S Cavanagh (7)
Led, slight mistake 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra, one pace
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
1
3/1f
T: T MullinsJ: J S McGarvey
Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, closed travelling smoothly from 3 out, ridden approaching last where chasing winner when pecked slightly and no impression, one pace op 11/4
4th
Horse silk
½
4
20/1
T: A LeeJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, 4th from 9th, closed and slight mistake 3 out, no impression in 5th after 2 out, one pace op 16/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
8
16/1
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (5)
Towards rear, pushed along and progress 3 out, soon prominent, no extra and one pace approaching last
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
12
69-10
9/1
T: J W NicholsonJ: M A Enright
Held up towards rear and took keen hold, headway approaching straight, no impression 2 out, moderate 6th approaching last, kept on same pace op 12/1 tchd 8/1
7th
Horse silk
11
7
610-12
8/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: B T O'Connell
Chased leaders, pushed along on outer into straight, slight mistake 3 out, no impression next op 7/1
8th
Horse silk
5 ½
9
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: C Brassil (5)
Prominent, soon 2nd, pushed along into straight, not fluent 3 out, lost place from before 2 out, no extra op 7/1
9th
Horse silk
15
6
33/1
T: D HowardJ: A W Short (7)
Held up, 9th from 6th, no impression from 3 out, soon no extra
10th
Horse silk
21
5
7/2
T: P HurleyJ: Mr D Skehan (5)
Held up towards rear, pushed along straight and some progress, no impression from 3 out, soon no extra op 4/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
10
9/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Held up, soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, no extra and pulled up before last op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
11
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Soon tracked leaders in 4th, lost place from before 2 out where slight mistake, no extra and pulled up before last op 10/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€23.90Pl:€5.30, €6.90, €1.60EX:€230.20Trifecta:€1,511.50Tricast:€1,545.33SF:€364.69

Forecasts

Oscar Knight (3/1), Perfect Man (7/2), Optimised (5/1), Emma Beag (8/1), Swift (9/1), Pause And Ponder (9/1), Monastic (11/1), Seskinane (16/1), Nobody Home (16/1), Toubaloo (20/1), Go Forty Go (25/1), Archie Meade (33/1)

Verdict

Perfect Man has been in fine form recently, winning two decent looking handicaps with more possibly to come given his age and profile, while Toubaloo has good form in the book and could have a say, especially if first time headgear does the trick. Preference though, is for OSCAR KNIGHT. This talented performer switches back to hurdles having put in some impressive performances over fences, including when beating subsequent dual-Grade 3 winner Ball D'Arc. He has to defy top weight here, but that could still be lenient given what he's achieved in chases.
  1. Oscar Knight
  2. Perfect Man
  3. Toubaloo

Prize Money

1st: €7,700.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,137.004th: €512.005th: €200.00

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