• 18:05 October Maiden2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.00s
  • Off time: 18:05:31
18:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glam Gerry (IRE) 16/1
2nd Cairdin (IRE) 10/1
3rd Go Native (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 623 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 John G Carr C T Keane (7) 85 9/25.50
2 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Cairdin (IRE) 24
6 9-7 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins (3) 10/111.00
3 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 162
Distance Winner
7 9-7 D K Weld P J Smullen 6/17.00
4 2440 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap First Impressions (IRE) 25
6 9-7 p Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 63 25/126.00
5 2 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Flying Light (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-7 J Queally Johnny Murtagh 9/25.50
6 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 184
8 9-7 C A Murphy W J Lee 16/117.00
7 PINK, purple stars, pink sleeves, purple stars on cap Go Native (IRE) 939
Distance Winner
9 9-7 N Meade E J McNamara 7/18.00
8 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jezki (IRE) 210
Distance Winner
4 9-7 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 3/14.00
9 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap with royal blue hoop Mickelson (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
6 9-7 N Meade C O'Donoghue 14/115.00
10 0 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, yellow & black striped cap Mollys Captain (IRE) 11
6 9-7 t J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (10) 25/126.00
11 0- White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap News Carver (IRE) 543
4 9-7 N Meade C P Hoban (5) 20/121.00
12 0 WHITE, orange hoop, emerald green sleeves & cap Nureyev's Boy (IRE) 5
4 9-7 J Leavy J A Heffernan 50/151.00
13 White, Yellow stars, White cap Golden Saffron (IRE)
4 9-2 Mrs J Harrington K J Manning 25/126.00
14 24/91-53 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Ocean Bright (USA) 24
Distance Winner
6 9-2 D A McLoughlin I J Brennan (3) 44 25/126.00
15 White, red triple diamond & sleeves, red star on cap Quintara (IRE) 242
4 9-2 M Torrens N G McCullagh 33/134.00


Hardy Eustace won this in 2003 and it's usually won by a jumper. Flying Light very nearly made a winning debut under Flat rules at Tipperary and has since been in fine form over timber, scoring at Galway last month. He's on the short-list but Dermot Weld won this a year ago and can repeat the process with DANCERS DILEMMA. He was in good form earlier this year, finishing third in a strong bumper at Leopardstown before winning one at Ballinrobe in May, and looks just the type for this. The top-class hurdler Go Native makes his long-awaited reappearance, his first start since being injured when favourite for last year's Champion Hurdle. He usually goes well fresh and should produce a good run before heading for the major events over timber. Jezki looked very useful when landing two bumpers at the beginning of the year and was by no means disgraced in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham while Benash looks best of those who have been racing on the level.