Navan

  • 16:35 Excelebration Maiden1m 5f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 55.35s
  • Off time: 16:38:30
16:35 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st John Constable (IRE) 5/4
2nd Karezak (IRE) 20/1
3rd Snowmane (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 8343-72 RED, white hollow box & cap Asknotwhat (IRE) 43
3 9-5 Peter Fahey P J Smullen 76 16/117.00
2 (6) ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Atan (IRE)
3 9-5 P J Flynn D M Grant 66/167.00
3 (4) 243-26 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Bogardus (IRE) 14
3 9-5 v1 P J Prendergast F Lynch 75 20/121.00
4 (3) 6-52 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Corona Borealis 14
3 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 83 7/24.50
5 (11) 432-24 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap John Constable (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 89 5/42.25
6 (7) 70- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Karezak (IRE) 256
3 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 20/121.00
7 (9) 2 RED, white cap, red star Resiliency (IRE) 23
3 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 9/25.50
8 (8) 9- royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Sakhra 276
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 50/151.00
9 (5) 6-5 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Snowmane (IRE) 43
3 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 7/18.00
11 (1) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Sparanai (USA)
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 20/121.00
Non runners
10 (10)74Miss Foaley (IRE)39-0J T GormanG P Brouder

Verdict

John Constable has been at very short odds in all five starts to date and his latest run at Tipperary was probably his worst. He can't be selected with any confidence despite the fact his earlier form is far superior to that of his rivals. RESILIENCY was well supported to beat the odds-on Belisarius at Dundalk but couldn't match his finishing burst. He'll have learnt plenty from the run and is handed the vote to go one better. Corona Borealis and Asknotwhat don't look quite good enough but Jim Bolger runs a very interesting newcomer in Sparanai, who is by the same sire as the brilliant Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom and out of a superbly bred mare.