Navan

  • 14:10 Meridian Security Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner €10,780 2nd €3,342 3rd €1,593 4th €717
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 57.21s
  • Off time: 14:10:39
14:10 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inscribe (USA) 5/4
2nd Construct 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1/2163-4 Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap Inscribe (USA) 35
5 9-10 G M Lyons C T Keane 90 5/42.25
2 (5) 25/4224- Light blue, light blue & pink striped cap The Last Emperor 41
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 Emmet Mullins R P Whelan 87 10/111.00
3 (2) 1422-31 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Construct 19
4 9-3 ht J C McConnell R Coakley 83 9/25.50
4 (4) 521146- Black, large white spots, red cap Life On Earth (USA) 9
4 9-2 G P Cromwell G F Carroll 82 14/115.00
5 (3) 2110-08 RED, dark green & red quartered cap Rockabill 6
4 9-2 p1 J P O'Brien S M Crosse (5) 82 15/82.88

Verdict

This is tougher than the race Construct won at Roscommon and a hood is added to the usual tongue-tie today. Life On Earth and Rockabill have yet to show their best form this year though better is expected from Inscribe with a comeback run at Limerick in April under his belt. But Ger Lyon’s charge remains 8lb higher than when scoring at the Curragh over a year ago so a chance is taken on THE LAST EMPEROR (NAP) in this. He’s had a couple of outings over timber since joining Emmet Mullins but is related to four winners on the Flat including the useful Agent Murphy, who won over today’s trip, so gets the nod.