Navan

  • 14:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,121 4th €640
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.50s
  • Off time: 14:57:39
14:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ad Idem 2/1
2nd Ballymak (IRE) 6/4
3rd Pontiac (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2126-F2 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ad Idem 17
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Mrs Pauline Gavin Andrew J McNamara 2/13.00
2 111/21-3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ballymak (IRE) 25
Course Winner
8 11-12 G Elliott D N Russell 6/42.50
3 1403-52 White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap Boxing Along (IRE) 83
Distance Winner
7 11-12 V Halley J R Barry 16/117.00
5 36/F950- WHITE & DARK BLUE HOOPS, dark blue armlet, white cap, dark blue spots Capel Lad (IRE) 443
8 11-12 V C Ward B M Cash 109 50/151.00
6 4/07155 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap with royal blue hoop Derinlaur (IRE) 26
9 11-12 t C F Swan D G Hogan 25/126.00
7 20-999B Red, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, quartered cap Fennis Boy (IRE) 12
7 11-12 b J J Hanlon J L Cullen 50/151.00
8 F00-442 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHEVRONS, white diamonds on cap Gusda (IRE) 27
9 11-12 bt P Fenton B T O'Connell (3) 12/113.00
9 0P0-547 Red, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, red seams, red & yellow striped cap Hughies Grey (IRE) 26
7 11-12 M Torrens M Darcy 116 14/115.00
10 9-62146 DARK BLUE, light green star, light green cap, dark blue star Killeenmore (IRE) 12
8 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 33/134.00
11 25PP-09 DARK BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, dark blue cap Last Draw (IRE) 25
8 11-12 p1 C F Swan D J Casey 33/134.00
12 F-184 DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Linnel (IRE) 27
6 11-12 A L T Moore P W Flood 50/151.00
13 00U Emerald Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Lunaburg (FR) 19
7 11-12 b A Daly L P Flynn (3) 66/167.00
14 1P3F1/U Yellow, dark blue disc, dark blue spots on sleeves, red cap Pocketsandperry (IRE) 27
9 11-12 Ronan O'Dwyer M F Mooney 50/151.00
15 310/8-U4 RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red sleeves & cap Pontiac (FR) 25
8 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 25/126.00
16 990510 Royal blue, red cross of lorraine, grey & red striped sleeves, grey & red check cap Ri Na Tire (IRE) 25
6 11-12 L Young E F Power (3) 50/151.00
17 411F5/6- Dark blue & yellow halved, yellow stars on cap Mna Na Heirinn (IRE) 468
9 11-7 V C Ward K H Clarke (5) 50/151.00
18 045-625 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 72
5 11-1 N Meade P Carberry 6/17.00
21 500-FF7 YELLOW, black cross of lorraine, yellow cap Mountain Lough (IRE) 27
7 11-12 C Byrnes P T Enright 50/151.00
Non runners
4F25-452C'est Ca711-12W P MullinsP Townend
192P/06Ahsurelookit (IRE)811-7E J O'GradyReserve 1
20311-098That Beats Banaher (IRE)711-12L KennyReserve 2

Verdict

With a generous age allowance, useful hurdler Cross Appeal is one to keep an eye on as he makes his chasing debut though he's up against more experienced rivals and it's a tough baptism. Ad Idem fell on his debut over fences and still didn't look foot perfect at Punchestown but ran well enough behind Flat Out to suggest he will get competitive here. C'Est Ca has been a little disappointing to date over fences and was soon struggling in a Grade 2 last time after early mistakes so this can go to BALLYMAK. Gordon Elliott's charge, unbeaten in points and a bumper, was having his first start since beating Puyol over hurdles in December 2009 when a very good third behind Royal De La Thinte at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and with that under his belt can make the expected progress to take this.