Navan

  • 14:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,120 4th €640
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.30s
  • Off time: 14:46:04
14:45 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderwood (IRE) 8/11
2nd Prima Vista 3/1
3rd Spring Heeled (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0111-S3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Alderwood (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
9 11-12 T Mullins M P Walsh 8/111.73
2 4-05064 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 18
7 11-12 C A McBratney Andrew J McNamara 10/111.00
3 0549-50 YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Kennoway (IRE) 29
7 11-12 t C O'Connell A E Lynch 50/151.00
4 P14/6 Emerald green, beige cross sashes & sleeves, emerald green cap Lord Alfie (IRE) 64
9 11-12 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (5) 50/151.00
5 250704 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Mark Me Up 12
8 11-12 t P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 25/126.00
6 902170 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Masked Phantom (IRE) 18
7 11-12 E P Harty N P Madden 14/115.00
7 0 YELLOW, purple stars, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Ournativecity (IRE) 17
8 11-12 J Morrissey E Mullins 66/167.00
8 45-33F4 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 15
8 11-12 b N Meade P Carberry 3/14.00
9 1481P-5 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 66
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 J H Culloty T J Doyle 5/16.00
10 210/P98 BEIGE, brown inverted triangle & armlet on sleeves, brown cap, beige stars Stradbally (IRE) 18
9 11-12 p C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

ALDERWOOD, who ended the last campaign scoring at Cheltenham, Fairyhouse and in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown, slipped up on his chasing bow before a decent effort behind Canaly in a very strong beginners' chase at Fairyhouse. He should have learnt from those runs and his class can see him lose his maiden tag over fences. Prima Vista was also a very useful hurdler and he's shown enough potential over fences to suggest he'll do well at the game. He looks the main threat as Hidden Future looks as though he'll do better over further, a remark that also applies to Spring Heeled.