• 13:25 Navan Golf Club Open For Membership Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.50s
  • Off time: 13:25:59
13:25 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Des Champs (FR) 11/8
2nd White Star Line (IRE) 7/1
3rd Rushteens (IRE) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 220-228 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Der Spieler (GER) 45
6 11-12 J G Coogan Paul Carberry 131 7/24.50
2 5-2621 DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap White Star Line (IRE) 23
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper (5) 7/18.00
3 642025 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-12 pt S O O'Brien J M Allen 126 9/43.25
5 1- Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Sir Des Champs (FR) 317
5 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 11/82.38
6 21/64 MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Run For Sol (FR) 22
6 11-7 C Byrnes N P Madden 25/126.00
7 2 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, yellow & light green striped cap Larkin (IRE) 66
6 11-5 P Downey R C Colgan 50/151.00
8 0-9 Pink, Purple spots Rushteens (IRE) 16
6 11-5 t M Brassil M P Walsh 50/151.00
9 9 Royal blue, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Theholeofthemoon (IRE) 17
5 11-3 Mrs P Curling M J Ferris 66/167.00
Non runners
42-16233Big Game Hunter (IRE)511-10M F MorrisA P Heskin125


It's difficult to know what to make of SIR DES CHAMPS, a winner at Auteuil in March and making his debut for Willie Mullins here. The form of that race hasn't worked out brilliantly with third-placed Sous Les Cieux being beaten at odds-on when having his first start for the champion trainer at Fairyhouse but most of today's rivals don't have the scope of the selection. Der Spieler has been taking on much better class and has twice finished runner-up in Graded events but he's won just once from a dozen starts over timber. Big Game Hunter ran very well behind Rick and Blackstairmountain at Punchestown, though that was over 2m4f and he may be better over further. White Star Line is on the upgrade but this is his first attempt at the minimum trip and Wilde Wit Pleasure keeps finding ways of getting beat.