Navan

  • 13:05 Follow Navan On Facebook Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.40s
  • Off time: 13:05:18
13:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Thistle (IRE) 9/2
2nd City Slicker (IRE) 8/15
3rd Some Drama (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Mauve, purple sash & sleeves, qtd cap Aztec Chief (IRE)
7 11-12 D W Macauley Andrew J McNamara 50/151.00
2 556 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green panel & cap Davyroy (IRE) 16
7 11-12 C A McBratney P Townend 16/117.00
3 4-69 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap I See No Stones (IRE) 14
6 11-12 t J C McConnell G N Fox (7) 66/167.00
4 52419-3 WHITE, purple braces, striped sleeves & cap Irish Thistle (IRE) 86
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 H Rogers A E Lynch 9/25.50
5 6735/1-0 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, hooped cap Maya Quest (IRE) 54
8 11-12 M Fitzsimons R C Colgan 16/117.00
6 0-7 PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap Rolling Rocket (IRE) 83
7 11-12 S Ryan R M Moran 66/167.00
7 0/33-442 YELLOW, royal blue disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Some Drama (IRE) 41
6 11-12 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 8/19.00
8 Black, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap The Four Gees (IRE)
7 11-12 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 100/1101.00
9 5-6 Grey, orange slvs, maroon cap Twice Returned (IRE) 289
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 Lady J Fowler R M Power 25/126.00
10 1-5U3 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Another Challenge (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 11-11 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 16/117.00
11 243 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Anthem Royale (IRE) 97
5 11-11 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 33/134.00
12 414 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap City Slicker (IRE) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-11 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/151.53
13 2PFF40 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Definite Daly (IRE) 41
5 11-11 A McGuinness D E Splaine (5) 100/1101.00
14 08 Light blue, yellow hoop, red cap, white star Pivot Bridge 49
5 11-11 A McGuinness R Loughran 50/151.00
15 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Run With The Tide (IRE)
5 11-11 M F Morris M P Walsh 33/134.00
16 0 WHITE, red stars, red cap Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 23
5 11-11 G T Lynch J P Kerse (7) 100/1101.00
17 4P-5670 WHITE, royal blue sash, pink cap Tudor Lawns (IRE) 12
5 11-11 p1 Miss S A Finn W J Lee 100/1101.00
18 0 ROYAL BLUE, white inverted triangle, yellow cap Kilbeg Katie (IRE) 27
6 11-5 W J O'Doherty M A Enright (5) 100/1101.00
19 601/ WHITE & RED STRIPES, white sleeves, white cap, red star Maple Lady (IRE) 691
Distance Winner
8 11-5 M M Lynch D J Casey 16/117.00
20 F-8 RED, white stars, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Mines River (IRE) 24
6 11-5 Peter Fahey S E Butler (7) 66/167.00
21 6 Purple & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Carrow Queen (IRE) 53
5 11-4 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 66/167.00
22 0 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Station Closed (IRE) 23
5 11-4 J Fox B M Cash 100/1101.00

Verdict

A strong start to a brilliant card with CITY SLICKER taken to get the champion trainer off to a winning start. The easy winner of a Fairyhouse bumper in December, he started favourite on his hurdling bow over 2m4f at Leopardstown but faded in the straight after being prominent throughout. That will have brought him on and he can see off the challenge of Some Drama, who led from two out until the closing stages over 2m4f at Fairyhouse and will be better suited by today's trip. Irish Thistle won a bumper here last March and ran well for a long way behind Don Cossack over this track and trip in November but Maple Lady may need the run as she hasn't been seen since landing a Cork bumper almost two years ago.