Navan

  • 20:05 Live Music After Racing Apprentice Handicap 1m 5f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.31s
  • Off time: 20:06:37
20:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rawnaq (IRE) 7/4
2nd Leah Claire (IRE) 5/1
3rd Tiger At Heart (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (12) 6380-12 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 19
7 9-10 W McCreery S B Kelly 79 5/16.00
3 (11) 57111-0 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 36
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-9 p A McGuinness I J Brennan 78 12/113.00
4 (15) 458-061 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Tiger At Heart (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-9 h J S Bolger R P Whelan 78 9/25.50
5 (13) 780-866 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 27
Course and Distance Winner
9 9-7 pt A McGuinness R A Doyle (4) 76 14/115.00
6 (14) 708/6-70 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 7
10 9-6 t N Meade C T Keane (2) 75 25/126.00
7 (6) 16248-5 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Donatis Comet (IRE) 38
7 9-4 t1 P Martin C R King (4) 73 8/19.00
8 (1) 2-43343 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Manuka (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
4 9-4 p J P Murtagh L P Dempsey (4) 73 6/17.00
10 (10) 58/0504- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 162
7 9-1 D K Weld L F Roche 70 20/121.00
11 (9) 48/233-2 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Rawnaq (IRE) 16
6 9-1 Matthew J Smith C P Hoban 70 7/42.75
12 (5) 0-35 PURPLE, pink seams, purple cap Toretto (IRE) 60
5 9-1 R Brabazon M M Monaghan (2) 70 16/117.00
13 (2) 4171/67- Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Golan Go (IRE) 267
7 8-4 G O'Leary D Robinson (4) 58 16/117.00
14 (7) 7400/60- YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 8-4 pt T G McCourt S A Gray (2) 57 16/117.00
15 (3) 0-57740 Light green, grey epaulettes, grey cap, light green star Tortueuse (IRE) 72
6 8-4 D A McLoughlin I T Queally (7) 50 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (4)1125/6-7Casbah Rock (IRE)710-0E DoyleS H James83
9 (8)176756Fairylike (IRE)59-1A P O'BrienAnastasia O'Brien70

Verdict

RAWNAQ has been in fine form over hurdles since finishing runner-up in a 1m6f handicap at Leopardstown in April and looks nicely weighted on his return to the Flat. He'll take some beating, despite this looking a competitive event, as though he was a long way in front of Tiger At Heart the latter has improved massively and gained an easy success over this trip at Tipperary. An 11lb rise won't help matters but Leah Claire is another who has been going well over timber and she ran an excellent race behind Paddy The Celeb at the Curragh last time. Beau Michael pops up at big prices every now and then while it's about time the consistent Manuka was winning and Luke Dempsey's claim will help.