Navan

  • 13:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.70s
  • Off time: 13:55:31
13:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballycasey (IRE) 4/6
2nd Mount Colah (IRE) 14/1
3rd Ned Buntline 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/14790- Light blue, light blue & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, light blue star Back To Balloo (IRE) 266
Nag me
7 11-12 C A McBratney D J Casey 40/141.00
2 321/113- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Ballycasey (IRE) 214
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/61.67
3 31/3-076 WHITE, yellow 'v', yellow cap Heathfield (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-12 A J Martin D E Mullins 50/151.00
4 003-332 Royal blue & white quartered, black & white striped sleeves & cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 G Elliott W Renwick 121 8/19.00
5 071P- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Juan De Gracia (IRE) 212
Nag me
6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 20/121.00
7 1-25PUU Yellow, maroon inverted triangle, pink sleeves, maroon armlet, pink cap Monelissio (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 11-12 P Casey R M Power 66/167.00
8 428160- Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Mount Colah (IRE) 215
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 J G Cosgrave Mr N McParlan (7) 14/115.00
9 228-3 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 J T R Dreaper B M Cash 33/134.00
10 2/1213- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ned Buntline 294
Nag me
5 11-12 N Meade A P McCoy 2/13.00
11 687P-58 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 E P Harty N P Madden 33/134.00
13 P1-000 emerald green, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, white spots Leahs Melody (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-5 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 66/167.00
Non runners
6145/46-Ludo Et Emergo (IRE)611-12A LeeR C Colgan
1216301-4Rye Martini (IRE)611-12C A MurphyD N Russell

Verdict

Noel Meade won this last year and NED BUNTLINE should repeat the process. A winning bumper and hurdler, he's always looked a potentially useful chaser and everything he's achieved so far has been a bonus. Ballycasey has to be a big threat as he's another likely to make his presence felt over fences and his latest effort, when third in a Grade 1 at the Punchestown Festival, was a superb run. Hit The Headlines hasn't done much wrong over fences as he's run into some decent performers but comes up against two potential stars of the novice ranks, as does Rye Martini.