Navan

  • 15:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:15
15:25 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Shepherd King (IRE) 16/1
2nd Hit The Headlines (IRE) 12/1
3rd Minsk (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 80F70-8 Emerald green, white disc, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Coole Avenue (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 11-12 T Cooper J P Holly (7) 33/134.00
2 4003-33 Royal blue & white quartered, black & white striped sleeves & cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
7 11-12 G Elliott W Renwick 122 12/113.00
4 0-20P73 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p J P Kenny M P Fogarty 6/17.00
5 2/14245- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Minsk (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
5 11-12 D T Hughes D E Mullins 7/24.50
6 F42656- White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 104
Distance Winner
8 11-12 N Meade B J Geraghty 130 5/16.00
7 2687P-5 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-12 E P Harty N P Madden 16/117.00
8 700/ BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Reward Of Faith (IRE) 752
8 11-12 L Roche R C Colgan 66/167.00
9 R116- Black, purple seams, black sleeves, purple star on cap Some Tikket (IRE) 224
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 6/42.50
10 4-87453 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap The Shepherd King (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
9 11-12 T Cooper Mr E J O'connell 114 16/117.00
11 3B50/11- BEIGE, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Worldor (FR) 296
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t H de Bromhead A E Lynch 9/110.00
Non runners
311-Marlbrook (IRE)511-12C A MurphyA P McCoy

Verdict

MARLBROOK won a point at Nenagh before landing the odds by no less than 17l on his hurdling debut at Gowran and could be anything so is handed the vote. Miley Shah has generally raced in strong company over hurdles but had no answer to the classy Defy Logic on his chasing bow at Naas though he'll have learnt from that. Minsk took on the best youngsters over timber last season and was rarely disgraced. His debut over fences has been eagerly awaited and a recent run on the Flat will have put him straight. Useful hurdler Prima Vista hasn't quite got his act together over fences while Worldor won a couple of minor handicaps over timber at Naas though has always looked more likely to be a chaser.