Navan

  • 15:35 Albany Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.30s
  • Off time: 15:36:05
15:35 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bat Masterson (IRE) 9/2
2nd Beachdale Lad (IRE) 7/1
3rd Katys Girl (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 241U1-1 Red & black hoops, white cap, red star Local Celebrity (IRE) 146
Course Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 130 6/17.00
2 231540- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make A Track (IRE) 174
6 11-10 C F Swan D N Russell 132 13/82.62
3 21539P Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap, red spots Audrelles Lad (IRE) 22
9 11-6 t P O Brady B R Dalton (5) 121 20/121.00
4 261P4-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carabinier (FR) 132
Distance Winner
6 11-5 E Bolger M P Walsh 110 16/117.00
5 11086-7 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Ros Brin (IRE) 54
6 11-3 G A Kingston S J Gray (3) 113 20/121.00
6 7452-21 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Beachdale Lad (IRE) 127
5 11-1 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 7/18.00
7 251380- PURPLE, pink diamond, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star Bat Masterson (IRE) 173
4 11-0 b N Meade P Carberry 124 9/25.50
8 132332 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Reafadda (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
5 10-10 J P Ryan D J Condon 8/19.00
9 351666 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap Katys Girl (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
6 10-8 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 100 10/111.00
10 446345 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 13
5 10-3 M J Bowe M P Burke (7) 98 20/121.00

Verdict

A strong line-up for an ordinary prize and LOCAL CELEBRITY looks another potentially useful performer for his yard. A winning bumper, he was carried out on his hurdling bow before beating a huge field to land his maiden on this track. He made all to beat a decent field over 2m at Sligo when last seen in May and though this is a much longer trip he looks the one to beat. Make A Track, unbeaten in two bumpers, has no problems with the trip as his close fourth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham suggests. He looked to have had enough for the season on his final start in April and could just need this. Noel Meade has his horses in good form so the four-year-old Bat Masterson is one to keep an eye on but Carabinier scored twice over fences earlier this year and may find a couple of these too quick. The very progressive Beachdale Lad beat a huge field at Cork and along with the consistent Reafadda makes this an intriguing race.