Navan

  • 14:50 www.navanracecourse.ie Handicap Chase 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.40s
  • Off time: 14:55:53
14:50 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Art Lord (IRE) 14/1
2nd Crowded Room (IRE) 12/1
3rd Killeenmore (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10-2F65 WHITE, black braces, striped sleeves, check cap Art Lord (IRE) 14
Course Winner
7 11-11 D Harvey K M Donoghue 108 14/115.00
2 PF1-643 Red, pink cross sashes & armlet, red & pink striped cap The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 32
8 11-9 G M Doyle S W Flanagan 106 25/126.00
3 66-0740 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Crowded Room (IRE) 41
7 11-5 M Cunningham M J Bolger 102 12/113.00
4 601-313 YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Kennoway (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
7 11-5 t C O'Connell A E Lynch 102 11/26.50
5 1466/P-0 DARK BLUE, light green star, light green cap, dark blue star Killeenmore (IRE) 14
10 11-3 b1 N Meade P Carberry 100 12/113.00
6 62B3-P0 Red & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, white star Shellys Creek (IRE) 45
7 11-3 p F Flood R M Power 100 14/115.00
7 233P5-9 Pink, pink & light green striped sleeves, striped cap Uno D'estruval (FR) 45
5 11-2 b1 Ross O'Sullivan S G McDermott 99 20/121.00
8 F245-F8 Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
11 11-1 pt Bernard Jones P D Kennedy (5) 98 16/117.00
9 542877 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
9 10-8 p O McKiernan P F Mangan 91 7/18.00
10 9478-61 RED & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, red sleeves, emerald green cap Boss Croaker (IRE) 31
6 10-7 R Tyner P T Enright 90 2/13.00
11 482P42 ROYAL BLUE, white cap, red spots Easy Vic (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
9 10-5 A J Martin R Walsh 88 2/13.00

Verdict

EASY VIC is one of the most frustrating horses in training having failed to score in 28 visits to the racecourse, though he did win between the flags. He's been running well over hurdles though it's his form over fences earlier this year that point to his obvious chance and he can finally get off the mark. Boss Croaker did very well to get up over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month and, though he's yet to reach a place over fences, if he repeats that kind of form he'll take some beating. Kennoway is 10lb higher than when scoring at Roscommon in May but returned to action with a very good run at Punchestown in October and is probably still reasonably treated. Art Lord went well over the track and trip last time and can make his presence felt.