Navan

  • 16:05 Drogheda Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.00s
  • Off time: 16:05:48
16:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 10/1
2nd Cool Oscar (IRE) 20/1
3rd Courtncatcher (IRE) 8/1
4th Underdefloorboards (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3-64874 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, yellow & black striped cap Mollys Captain (IRE) 22
6 11-12 J P Dempsey Mr D G Lavery (7) 95 14/115.00
3 06-FU64 GREY, red seams, grey cap, red diamonds Never A Secret (IRE) 58
8 11-12 t1 H P Finegan R C Colgan 95 25/126.00
5 0-42200 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Yachvili (IRE) 55
9 11-11 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 94 33/134.00
6 P8095 Emerald green & light green check, light green sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green & light green check cap Paddys Pride (IRE) 23
5 11-10 John O'Shaughnessy I J Power 93 14/115.00
7 4670-05 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue diamond, emerald green cap, royal blue diamond Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 51
7 11-9 pt W J McLernon D E Splaine (5) 92 25/126.00
8 565034 Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 28
5 11-9 P J Duffy D N Russell 92 8/19.00
9 P9566-0 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Ollies Gal (IRE) 148
6 11-9 S Fahey S E Butler (7) 92 14/115.00
10 3-06735 DARK BLUE, white seams, white spots on cap Donttellmother (IRE) 48
10 11-8 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 91 20/121.00
11 66/683-6 WHITE, red hollow box, striped sleeves, white cap The Breathalyser (IRE) 51
10 11-8 P Neville P Townend 91 14/115.00
12 9979-34 GREY, red stars, red cap Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 25
8 11-7 b1 L Whitmore M A Enright (5) 90 10/111.00
13 6/29P0-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, light blue & yellow striped cap Cool Oscar (IRE) 63
8 11-6 P Hogan M P Butler (5) 89 20/121.00
14 0F/10U7- YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Make My Night (IRE) 438
8 11-6 E Cawley P T Enright 89 25/126.00
15 777057 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Underdefloorboards (IRE) 22
6 11-6 b G Webb Andrew J McNamara 89 20/121.00
17 FR3-040 BLACK, orange inverted triangle & sleeves, hooped cap Conkies Lad (IRE) 28
6 11-5 N Henley N P Madden 88 33/134.00
18 53U-323 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Give Us A Hand (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
10 11-5 J A Berry R Walsh 88 7/42.75
19 000- Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap My Galway Man (IRE) 174
5 11-5 Mrs D Foster A P Heskin (3) 88 25/126.00
20 099 Royal blue & white chevrons, white cap, royal blue diamond Colline D'espere (IRE) 39
5 11-4 C Bowe S W Flanagan 87 25/126.00
21 P748F9/ Grey, purple seams, grey sleeves & cap Havanavich 776
7 11-2 David Kelly D J Condon 85 33/134.00
22 443-483 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jack The Ref (IRE) 25
5 11-2 t P J Rothwell D J Casey 85 7/18.00
23 000-00P ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, maroon & white striped cap Drive On Locky (IRE) 23
5 11-1 t P Fenton B T O'Connell 84 16/117.00
24 605P/28 RED, emerald green hoop, emerald green armlet, quartered cap Sparky McGovern (IRE) 28
7 11-1 b N Doolin E F Power 84 10/111.00
25 460-096 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Vic Chic (IRE) 11
6 11-1 Miss J Julie Weston M J Ferris 84 25/126.00
26 400P-03 MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 143
7 11-0 b T Foley R Loughran 83 14/115.00
27 0/870-P4 YELLOW, black braces, yellow & white striped cap Sarahsue (IRE) 63
7 10-12 C Bowe Mr P A O'Sullivan (7) 81 20/121.00
28 000/0P-0 Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Utellme (IRE) 144
6 10-12 p1 S Buggy I J McCarthy (3) 81 33/134.00
29 97-87P9 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Ms Kiltiernan 23
6 10-11 James Dullea M P Walsh 80 20/121.00
30 5670/P1- MAROON, white cross of lorraine,diabolo on sleeves,royal blue cap,yellow star Soitoldyou (IRE) 293
7 10-11 t A A Howard N J O'Shea (3) 80 16/117.00
Non runners
108-6B48Charlie Swift (IRE)611-12V HalleyR M Moran95
45-440P0Rossa Parks (IRE)611-12S AherneP F Mangan95
1667603-9Black Empress (IRE)611-5K PurcellT J Doyle88

Verdict

This isn't for the faint-hearted and the market may provide some clues but it's about time GIVE US A HAND was winning over hurdles and this looks his chance. A winner over fences and odds-on when falling in a Grade 3 at Cork in April, he reappeared over a trip much too short over timber at Tramore last month and is on such a lowly mark that he's impossible to oppose despite the huge field. Courtncatcher will enjoy the conditions and has run well in his two latest starts and Jack The Ref is progressing though his best runs have been on quicker going. Whatdreamsrmadeof did well when attempting to make all over 3m at Punchestown on her last start in May and she should be suited by the shorter trip. Hidden Shamrock was going on at the finish over this trip at Downpatrick and, as he hasn't had much racing, he could prove the main threat.