15:30 Navan

Sunday 16 February 2020

All13:2013:5014:2014:5515:3016:0016:3517:05

Navanracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle

2m 7f 20y  |   Heavy  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:31  |   Winning time: 6m 49.5s

1st
15
1410-6
14/1
T: Brian M McMahonJ: P T Enright
Waited with towards outer, 14th from 7th, headway from 11th, effort straight, led before last, stayed on well run-in tchd 16/1
2nd
4 ¾
1
10/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with early, 7th from 7th, improved and on terms approaching 9th, headed before last, one pace run-in op 14/1
3rd
5 ½
11
7/2f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Prominent, slightly slow at 2nd, 4th from 7th, closed up travelling smoothly and on terms 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra and one pace after op 4/1 tchd 9/2
4th
6
3
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Prominent, 3rd from 7th, pushed along from 11th, slight mistake 3 out, soon one pace
5th
7
4
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S D Torrens (7)
Waited with, last from 7th, under pressure from 11th, soon some headway, kept on same pace without threatening straight
6th
17
5
10/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Waited with, 10th from 7th, soon some headway until one pace straight
7th
7
7
20/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: R A Doyle (3)
Led and disputed, headed before 3 out where slight mistake, no extra and impeded 2 out op 16/1
8th
7 ½
16
7/1
T: W J AustinJ: T Ryan (5)
Mid-division early, 8th from 7th, no impression when slightly impeded 2 out, no extra after op 13/2
9th
13
14
25/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Close up and disputed lead at times, slight mistake 11th, weakened approaching 2 out op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
2
25/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: A P Kelly (7)
Waited with, 12th from 7th, headway from 11th, no impression when fell 2 out op 33/1
PU
6
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division early, 6th from 7th, pushed along briefly from 11th, no extra 3 out, pulled up before last tchd 11/1
PU
8
25/1
T: L ComerJ: Mr D T Kelly (7)
Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, reminders after 7th where 9th, no impression 9th, pulled up before 3 out tchd 28/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Mid-division early, took keen hold and improved to be prominent before 4th, slight mistake 6th, 5th from 7th, pushed along approaching straight, no extra and not fluent 3 out, soon pulled up op 4/1 tchd 5/1
PU
10
66/1
T: S J MahonJ: A M King (7)
Waited with, 11th from 7th, slight mistake 8th, under pressure from 11th, no extra and pulled up straight op 100/1
PU
13
14/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Waited with, 13th from 7th, slight mistake 11th, no extra and pulled up into straight tchd 16/1

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Non-Runners

12
Ellipsism50
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: J P O'Brien  J: J J Slevin
Betting

Forecast

Cherif De L'Isle (7/2), Difficult Decision (9/2), Thunder Down Under (6/1), Beating The Odds (7/1), Flooring Porter (10/1), Young Dev (10/1), Miracle In Medinah (10/1), Seskinane (14/1), Eagle Roque (14/1), Russian Bill (16/1), Oh'herewego (20/1), Peterstown (25/1), Ellipsism (25/1), Castello Sforza (25/1), Aircraft Carrier (25/1), Champagne Harmony (66/1)

Verdict
The hat-trick seeking DIFFICULT DECISION may be the answer here in a interesting contest at the County Meath track. Although being 18lb higher than when starting his winning spree at Clonmel in January, he seems at the top of his game and if showing just a little more improvement may have enough to land this contest. Ellipsism needs to bounce back from a below par run last time out but had previously shown form good enough to win another handicap despite rising in the weights. Beating The Odds is slowly improving with every race and if progressing again he could go well off a very light weight.
  1. Difficult Decision
  2. Ellipsism
  3. Beating The Odds
Prize Money
1st:
€7,500.00
2nd:
€2,500.00
3rd:
€1,250.00
4th:
€625.00
5th:
€375.00
6th:
€250.00

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