Navan

  • 16:55 Dunsany Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.70s
  • Off time: 16:57:25
16:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Refused A Name 12/1
2nd Popaflora 10/1
3rd El Mondo (FR) 8/1
4th Crowded Room (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 44-3067 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Fever Pitch (IRE) 83
8 11-12 t A L T Moore D J Casey 116 16/117.00
2 228-364 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 30
7 11-12 t J T R Dreaper B M Cash 116 7/18.00
3 804U54 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 183
8 11-10 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 114 25/126.00
5 3-FF2P3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Moiqen (IRE) 21
Course Winner
9 11-9 h P Byrne D J Condon 113 12/113.00
6 F6516P WHITE, black braces, striped sleeves, check cap Art Lord (IRE) 41
Course Winner
8 11-8 D Harvey D N Russell 112 8/19.00
7 1-58003 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Beckwith Star (IRE) 60
9 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 112 10/111.00
8 5P6026 Dark green, maroon disc, white cap Heavenly Brook (IRE) 34
10 11-5 N Henley Mr E J O'connell 109 16/117.00
9 01-6938 Dark green, yellow hoop, red sleeves, white armlet, red & white striped cap Silver Friend 37
11 11-5 J J Walsh P T Enright 109 11/112.00
10 P-U230P Royal blue, yellow star & sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Carhue (IRE) 62
7 10-13 p1 T O'Brien P Townend 103 20/121.00
11 02P682 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Crowded Room (IRE) 28
8 10-13 M Cunningham M J Bolger 103 7/18.00
12 50373U Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap El Mondo (FR) 24
Beaten Favourite
8 10-12 N Madden M P Walsh 102 8/19.00
13 803114 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE CHEVRONS, striped cap Refused A Name 28
7 10-12 pt J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 102 12/113.00
14 5-F87F3 Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 24
12 10-5 t Bernard Jones P D Kennedy (5) 95 10/111.00
15 164P06 Black & white chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap Notimetoserve (IRE) 7
7 10-5 t P J Rothwell M A Enright 95 20/121.00
16 84751F Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 24
10 10-5 p Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 95 11/112.00
17 P16372 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 24
8 9-10 b P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 84 10/111.00
Non runners
4635-461Good Egg (IRE)1111-9Mrs L FowlerR M Power113

Verdict

Popaflora is 2lb out of the handicap but that shouldn't pose a problem as his rider claims 7lb. He'd probably be suited by a longer trip while Hidden Present, who was close behind him at Down Royal last time, makes too many mistakes. El Mondo started favourite in that latter event and was in touch when unseating his rider but he'd been beaten by Reality Dose at Naas previously and Liz Doyle's charge looks a threat to all. Refused A Name completed a double before finding an 11lb rise too much to handle at Fairyhouse, though he ran better than his finishing position suggests. CROWDED ROOM finished runner-up in that event, his best run for some time, and though beaten by Art Lord here in December can turn the tables on the winner and take this. Good Egg was a very lucky winner here last time and a 6lb hike in the weights may have put paid to his chances of a double.