Navan

  • 14:55 Navan Chairman Handicap 5f 182y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in the straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.26s
  • Off time: 15:00:58
14:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maarek 5/1
2nd Master Melody (IRE) 14/1
3rd Desert Ben (IRE) 14/1
4th Nidian (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (17) 00232-0 YELLOW, red triple diamond, red cap, yellow diamond First In Command (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 10-0 t D M Loughnane W J Supple 70 11/112.00
2 (3) 327160- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap An Saighdiur (IRE) 128
Distance Winner
4 9-13 A Slattery D P McDonogh 69 25/126.00
3 (13) 89-74 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 12
4 9-13 D P Nagle W M Lordan 69 5/16.00
4 (21) 35280-7 Purple, white seams, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 16
Course Winner
5 9-13 p J B McCabe C D Hayes 69 14/115.00
5 (19) 8-27893 Black, pink spots, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black spots Goddess Of Light (IRE) 14
4 9-12 b D M Loughnane G F Carroll 68 10/111.00
7 (4) 3159/0-0 Light blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow star Mountain Mama (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 9-11 C W J Farrell K J Manning 67 25/126.00
8 (11) 535234- MAROON, white spots, white cap, maroon spots Nidian (IRE) 170
Beaten Favourite
4 9-11 M Halford Johnny Murtagh 67 6/17.00
9 (6) 637150- Black, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow star on cap Teachers Choice (IRE) 183
Distance Winner
8 9-11 b A McGuinness D E Egan (7) 67 25/126.00
10 (14) 00/5800- CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop The Educator (IRE) 198
4 9-9 t C Ross F M Berry 65 33/134.00
11 (2) 02900-0 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, black star Mt Weather (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 9-4 R Donohoe J P O'Brien (3) 60 25/126.00
13 (1) 3230-38 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap One Of Three (IRE) 3
Beaten Favourite
5 9-4 p Michael Mulvany K Latham 60 8/19.00
14 (15) 537057- PINK, black hoop, pink sleeves, black cap Master Melody (IRE) 156
3 9-3 K Prendergast Sammy Jo Bell (10) 70 14/115.00
15 (20) 8366-28 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Red Army Blues (IRE) 2
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 G M Lyons D J Benson (7) 70 11/26.50
17 (7) 24082-0 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Desert Ben (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-12 b P Casey O Casey (5) 54 14/115.00
18 (9) 9700- RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 188
3 8-10 E Lynam P B Beggy 63 25/126.00
19 (16) 858- ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, royal blue cap Stoichkhov (IRE) 315
3 8-10 p1 M Kelly R P Cleary 63 20/121.00
20 (8) 87090-0 ROYAL BLUE, black hoop & armlet, red cap Blue Law (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 8-9 p M Callaghan W J Lee (ex1) 51 25/126.00
21 (10) 879870- Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Heir To The Mint (USA) 179
3 8-8 J S Bolger D J Moran 61 16/117.00
22 (18) 080059- EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, red & white striped cap Fiona's Spirit (IRE) 162
4 8-5 D McDonogh C P Hoban (7) 47 20/121.00
23 (12) 7004- EMERALD GREEN, red star & sleeves, striped cap Rita Pride (IRE) 133
4 8-5 T Cleary M C Hussey 47 28/129.00
Non runners
6 (23)7900/60Majestic Times (IRE)119-12L McAteerP J Smullen68
12 (5)440000-Newpark Rio (IRE)49-4E HughesN G McCullagh60
16 (22)765/40-9Lady Look (USA)59-1K J CondonS Foley57
2487985-5Crowned Supreme (IRE)38-4P HughesReserve 148
25700-0Celestial Flyer (IRE)38-4G M LyonsReserve 248

Verdict

Red Army Blues refused to settle under Johnny Murtagh and found nothing in the closing stages when sent off favourite at Dundalk on Friday. An apprentice takes over the reins today and looks to have a job on his hands. Murtagh rides Nidian here and, despite failing to get his head in front last year, he ran very well on several occasions and would have a chance if fit enough after a break. Desert Ben won this in 2008 but has only been successful once subsequently which is why he's dropped to a fair mark nowadays. Teachers Choice doesn't win often and is 8lb higher than for his latest success at Gowran in September. One Of Three made a promising reappearance at Dundalk but failed to fire when well supported at Tipperary on Thursday. Goddess Of Light ran very well on heavy ground at the Curragh two weeks ago but had a fitness advantage over FIRST IN COMMAND, who was having his first start since October and looks good enough to defy a big weight in this moderate handicap.