Navan

  • 15:45 Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.60s
  • Off time: 15:47:13
15:45 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Touch The Eden (FR) 2/5
2nd Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 12/1
3rd Miss Xian (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5F4P60 Royal blue, white seams, red & black quartered cap Admiral Bob (IRE) 14
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9 11-12 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 80/181.00
2 229044 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Butney Boy (IRE) 24
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8 11-12 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 95 16/117.00
3 0/4244-8 WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 27
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12 11-12 pt Peter Maher A E Lynch 12/113.00
4 896070 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Massinis Adventure (IRE) 14
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6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 50/151.00
5 69-000 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap No More Vino (IRE) 24
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6 11-12 R K Watson M J Bolger 100/1101.00
6 020073 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 14
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9 11-12 p R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 5/16.00
7 12/14-22 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Touch The Eden (FR) 60
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7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/51.40
8 201004 ROYAL BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, white sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Miss Xian (IRE) 13
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7 11-5 F Flood Andrew J McNamara 10/111.00
9 8-49272 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars He Rock's (IRE) 63
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5 11-3 S J Mahon D N Russell 10/111.00

Verdict

Winning bumper and hurdler TOUCH THE EDEN will be a short price here and should have few problems. His narrow defeat by Foxrock at around this trip on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse was a cracking effort as the winner has gone on to land a couple of Grade 2 events. He was disappointing when tackling 3m on very heavy going at Punchestown as he ran out of steam and had no answer to Rogue Angel, who has since finished tailed off behind Foxrock. Back over a suitable trip this looks his for the taking. Shamiran is a useful handicap hurdler who made a pleasing start over fences behind Leavethelighton at Gowran and should have few problems finding a race soon while three-times hurdles winner Miss Xian makes her chasing debut and her pedigree suggests she should have no problem jumping fences.