Navan

  • 14:40 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Novice Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.40s
  • Off time: 14:44:00
14:40 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Thistle (IRE) 2/1
2nd Seskinane (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 04-1326 GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 t1 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 141 4/51.80
2 67F6 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Finisterre 15
Nag me
9 11-5 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 100/1101.00
3 9/3153-2 WHITE, purple braces, striped sleeves & cap Irish Thistle (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 H Rogers D N Russell 2/13.00
4 40/2-346 Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Our Ollie (IRE) 7
Nag me
8 11-5 t P J Gilligan A E Lynch 96 33/134.00
5 2-1D32U Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 p1 M M McNiff D R Fox (5) 4/15.00

Verdict

MAD BRIAN looks set to gain his second success over fences despite having to concede weight all round due to his novice success at Killarney in May. His subsequent runs have been in much better class than this including in the Grade 1 Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown where he was by no means disgraced. Irish Thistle, a winning bumper and hurdler, made a very promising start over fences behind Ned Buntline here last month and will have come on enough to pose a threat. Seskinane is a smart performer on his day who hasn't had much luck but neither Our Ollie nor Finisterre look to have the form for this.