Navan

  • 15:00 Navan Golf Course Beginners Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 2.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:27
15:00 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Westener Boy (IRE) 9/1
2nd Marasonnien (FR) 4/6
3rd Coolking 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31P4P-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 40
Distance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade D N Russell 2/13.00
2 42/2121- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marasonnien (FR) 227
Distance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 4/61.67
3 451/2-82 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, white sleeves, red cap Toon River (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Miss M L Hallahan R J Jones (3) 10/111.00
4 210/0PF- WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Tusa Eire (IRE) 272
6 11-12 B W Duke A E Lynch 40/141.00
5 244-843 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 11-12 J A Berry R M Moran 113 25/126.00
6 80-051P ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Coolking 10
Distance Winner
5 11-11 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
7 817F40 WHITE, large emerald green spots & sleeves, emerald green spots on cap North Star Lad (IRE) 9
5 11-11 N Meade P Carberry 33/134.00
8 F11-223 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Westener Boy (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
5 11-11 C A Murphy M P Walsh 9/110.00

Verdict

A Grade 1 winner over hurdles at Punchestown in April, Marasonnien is an exciting recruit to chasing. However, IPSOS DU BERLAIS was just as good over hurdles, despite being pulled up in the above race at Punchestown, and made a promising start over fences when second at Galway in October. He's taken to make the most of his fitness advantage and come out best on this occasion. The remainder have some improving to do to match the principal contenders but The Westener Boy and Toon River should both give a good account regardless.