Navan

  • 13:40 Tara Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.80s
  • Off time: 13:41:18
13:40 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jennies Jewel (IRE) 10/1
2nd He'llberemembered (IRE) 18/1
3rd Call Me Bubbles (FR) 9/2
4th Ally Cascade (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35766-P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 vt O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 144 50/151.00
2 68-3012 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 140 18/119.00
3 015-112 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Call Me Bubbles (FR) 42
Course Winner
4 11-5 t W P Mullins R Walsh 143 9/25.50
4 444-541 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 38
Distance Winner
9 11-1 P Nolan B J Cooper 135 12/113.00
5 12154-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ally Cascade (IRE) 25
5 11-0 N Meade D N Russell 134 7/18.00
6 334-223 Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Jennies Jewel (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 J P Fahey I J McCarthy (3) 134 10/111.00
7 211U-03 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Colbert Station (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
9 10-9 t T M Walsh A P McCoy 129 10/34.33
8 68/F22-P Maroon,white chevron,dark blue sleeves, white stripes, maroon cap, dark blue stripes Aibrean (IRE) 212
Distance Winner
9 10-6 S R B Crawford P Carberry 126 28/129.00
9 5059-04 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-6 pt C A Murphy D E Mullins 126 12/113.00
10 1093-F8 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 21
Course Winner
5 10-4 p A McGuinness D E Splaine (3) 124 33/134.00
11 U2F/68P Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 29
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-3 t A J Martin A E Lynch 123 20/121.00
12 416-402 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Supreme Carolina (IRE) 31
6 10-3 W P Mullins P Townend 123 12/113.00
13 1-90259 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Mister Hotelier (IRE) 15
6 10-1 t C A Murphy M J Bolger 121 33/134.00
14 1U05-68 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, green cap Sarabad (FR) 31
5 9-12 W P Mullins D J Casey 118 7/18.00
15 55214-3 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Brian Who (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-10 E Cawley N P Madden 116 6/17.00
16 2F14-PF Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Lughnasa (IRE) 28
6 9-10 R Tyner P T Enright 116 16/117.00

Verdict

Colbert Station won last years Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown and was fancied for the Grand National but unseated AP McCoy. He can revert to hurdling on a 21lb lower mark and must be respected. Call Me Bubbles has been alternating between the Flat and hurdling and going very well in both though that's reflected in his handicap mark which is 13lb higher than his last success over timber. Noble Prince is much better known as a chaser and landed a Listed event over the larger obstacles at Thurles last time. But he's another on a much lower hurdles mark and should go well. Supreme Carolina may be the second string of Willie Mullins' pair but she ran her best race so far when runner-up to Questions Answered at Clonmel. ALLY CASCADE looked in need of the run on his comeback at Fairyhouse last month but did enough to suggest he's progressed from last year. He is making his handicap debut in what looks a tough event but has more scope than most and can go in again.