13:55 Navan

Saturday 18 January 2020

All12:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:10

Navan Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

2m 4f  |   Soft to Heavy (heavy in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:57  |   Winning time: 5m 12.8s

1st
1
811-10
7/1
T: E P HartyJ: M P Walsh
Chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed up 4 out, disputed before 3 out, led travelling well after 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, pushed out to assert before last, ridden run-in, kept on well, reduced advantage close home op 11/2
2nd
1 ¼
4
6/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, closer 4 out, closed up behind leaders 3 out, 2nd travelling well before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well without reaching winner run-in op 11/2 tchd 5/1
3rd
18
8
7/1
T: T MullinsJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Held up towards rear, progress into 9th before straight, ridden 3 out, stayed on into 6th 2 out, no impression on leaders in 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on one pace tchd 6/1
4th
5 ½
3
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Chased leader, soon moderate 3rd, closer 4 out, disputed before 3 out, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last op 9/1
5th
1 ¼
12
109-12
9/2j
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder (3)
Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th before 3 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace op 11/2
6th
6 ½
11
9/2j
T: P A FahyJ: G Brouder (7)
Mid-division, progress into 4th before straight, ridden 3 out, under pressure 2 out, no extra before last op 13/2
7th
13
7
1010-10
50/1
T: E D DelanyJ: R P Treacy (3)
Led and soon clear, slight mistake 4th, reduced advantage 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, no extra before 2 out
8th
7
13
10/1
T: J WoodsJ: C D Maxwell
Settled behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer 4 out, ridden and no impression before straight, soon no extra
9th
4 ¾
5
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Held up ridden, slight mistakes 1st, 3rd and 5th, reminders after 5th, ridden and no impression before 3 out op 16/1
10th
1 ¼
10
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Slight mistake 1st, always towards rear, ridden and no extra before straight op 25/1
11th
24
2
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: C P McNamara (5)
Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, closer 4 out, ridden and no extra before straight, weakened 3 out

Also Ran

PU
9
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out tchd 33/1

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Non-Runners

6
The Bosses Oscar21
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: D N Russell
Betting

Forecast

The Bosses Oscar (11/4), Hareth (9/2), Drop The Anchor (9/2), Alfa Mix (6/1), Kilfenora (7/1), Court Maid (7/1), Coko Beach (7/1), Our Boy Boru (10/1), Dolciano Dici (12/1), Mind's Eye (20/1), Clondaw Native (20/1), Got Trumped (25/1), Yaha Fizz (50/1)

Verdict
A fascinating contest with hardly any of the field easy to write off. There was plenty to like about the victory of ALFA MIX last time out over course and distance and although he has been raised in the weights, it would be no surprise to see him improving enough to win again. The Bosses Oscar has done little wrong on all his racecourse appearances and this last time out winner could be very progressive and may be able to run well here off his current mark. Kilfenora will need another career-best effort to land this but he is in smashing heart at present and a big run under topweight is expected.
  1. Alfa Mix
  2. The Bosses Oscar
  3. Kilfenora

Previous Winners

2019
Agusta Gold
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: D E Mullins
  |  
T: Ms M Mullins
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
€30,000.00
2nd:
€10,000.00
3rd:
€5,000.00
4th:
€2,500.00
5th:
€1,500.00
6th:
€999.00

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