Navan

  • 14:25 Irish Racing Calendar Maiden5f 182y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.65s
  • Off time: 14:29:57
14:25 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Atacx (IRE) 9/10
2nd Legal Peace (IRE) 11/2
3rd Dancingwithangels (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0 Purple & white quartered, hooped sleeves, black cap Firestrike 35
4 9-10 t1 J B McCabe M C Hussey 100/1101.00
2 (11) 40-8700 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 93
5 9-10 Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5)(ex1) 44 66/167.00
3 (16) 43 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Atacx (IRE) 8
3 9-5 T Stack W M Lordan 9/101.90
4 (2) 5-0 Maroon, yellow panel, yellow armlet, quartered cap Benalex Park 8
3 9-5 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 25/126.00
6 (12) 00 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Fiery Ambition 8
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 20/121.00
7 (1) EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPES, red sleeves & cap Gentle Aussie (IRE)
3 9-5 A J Martin F Lynch 50/151.00
8 (7) 78 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Machine Gun Monkey (IRE) 8
3 9-5 A Oliver B A Curtis 16/117.00
9 (8) 0- ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Sure Reef (IRE) 232
3 9-5 M Halford C P Hoban (5) 33/134.00
10 (13) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Beat The Stars (IRE)
3 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 11/26.50
11 (14) 000- Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap California Rose 135
3 9-0 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 66/167.00
12 (17) 0-9 Royal blue & white hoops, white sleeves, red cap Dancingwithangels (IRE) 11
3 9-0 Ms J Morgan W J Lee 33/134.00
13 (15) 90 EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, striped sleeves, emerald green cap, orange star Fantastic Mystery (IRE) 18
3 9-0 D P Nagle D H Bergin (10) 100/1101.00
14 (4) Yellow, purple panel, check cap Legal Farce (IRE)
3 9-0 J S Bolger R P Cleary 20/121.00
15 (18) 22285-8 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Legal Peace (IRE) 22
3 9-0 W McCreery Johnny Murtagh 72 11/26.50
16 (10) 9-0 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap Mea Parvitas (IRE) 8
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 20/121.00
17 (9) 4- WHITE, purple panel, check cap My Fere Lady (USA) 198
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 8/19.00
18 (6) 0-0 PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Stratagem (IRE) 8
3 9-0 Ms J Morgan G F Carroll 66/167.00
Non runners
5 (3)0Brother Rabbit (IRE)39-5W McCreeryV R De Souza

Verdict

A moderate maiden and few with realistic chances but ATACX is certainly one of them. Tommy Stack's colt started favourite on his only start last year, way back at the Curragh in March. He reappeared to run a fair race behind Royal City in a big field at Naas last Saturday and should have come on enough to take this. Legal Peace had some decent form last season but didn't progress as expected. She finished last on her return to action at Cork and though certain to have benefited from the run she's best watched for now. My Fere Lady was totally ignored in the betting when making her debut at Dundalk in October but showed very good pace over that 7f and is the one most likely to give the selection a fright.