• 13:25 Navan Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €45,500 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.80s
  • Off time: 13:26:03
13:25 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pont Alexandre (GER) 3/1
2nd Busty Brown (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22-1331 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Busty Brown (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade Paul Carberry 140 8/19.00
2 5111-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 21
Course Winner
5 11-10 G Elliott D N Russell 8/151.53
4 5-21112 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 137 16/117.00
5 1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Pont Alexandre (GER) 217
4 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 3/14.00
6 31311 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Reine Angevine (FR) 22
4 10-13 W P Mullins P Townend 133 12/113.00
Non runners
31-121Rule The World511-10M F MorrisA E Lynch134


It's a bit of a surprise to find Ruby Walsh on board Pont Alexandre, an easy winner of his only start at Cholet in May, over the triple winner Reine Angevine though his mount is engaged in the Future Champions over Christmas so is obviously highly regarded. DON COSSACK will be all the rage here and it's not difficult to understand why. A Grade 2 winning bumper, he's sauntered home in both starts over timber and though meeting much better rivals looks to have enormous potential. Busty Brown had a couple of lengths to spare over the C&D three weeks ago and should confirm the form while Rule The World is progressing at a rate of knots and with stamina guaranteed will be suited by a strong gallop in testing conditions.