Navan

  • 13:55 HRI On-Line Client Website Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.70s
  • Off time: 13:56:04
13:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wingtips (FR) 1/4
2nd Classic Event (IRE) 7/1
3rd Rory's Brother (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 15-50 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Forever Gold (IRE) 15
5 11-12 E Cawley P T Enright 5/16.00
3 00000-5 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 10
5 11-12 O McKiernan R C Colgan 25/126.00
4 White, maroon epaulettes, maroon & white halved sleeves, maroon cap, white diamonds Highway To Hell (IRE) 1538
6 11-12 A Mullins D E Mullins 16/117.00
5 253U8-P BLACK, red spots, black cap, red spots Illicit Encounter (IRE) 63
7 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
6 R- WHITE, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Perfect Focus (IRE) 602
5 11-12 t1 P M Quinlan G Malone (7) 25/126.00
7 F56700 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 15
5 11-12 J Larkin A P Heskin 25/126.00
8 00 RED, dark green hoop, white cap The Bugler (IRE) 7
5 11-12 t S Byrne A D Leigh 25/126.00
9 65 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Classic Event (IRE) 21
4 11-9 t1 E P Harty M P Walsh 7/18.00
10 0 BROWN, pink sleeves, white cap, brown spots Smallman (IRE) 15
4 11-9 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 33/134.00
11 453-634 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Wingtips (FR) 21
4 11-9 A J Martin R Walsh 137 1/41.25
Non runners
16Another Rebel (IRE)511-12M WintersD E Splaine

Verdict

It's incredible that WINGTIPS is still a maiden over timber given that he's been placed at Grade 1 level but for one reason or another he's failed to get his head in front. He ran well in a Grade 2 here last time and won't get a better opportunity to gain that elusive first success. His overall form is so far in front of these rivals that it's difficult to see any kind of threat but Forever Gold and Classic Event may fight it out for minor honours.