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12:00 Navan (IRE)

Navan Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €42,500 added
  • Winner: €25,500
  • 2nd: €8,500
  • 3rd: €4,250
  • 4th: €2,125
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 15.40s
  • Off Time: 12:00:25
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 1/1-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

led, slight mistake 3 out, soon joined, narrowly headed before last, slightly impeded run-in, one pace closing stages

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 241-F31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

in rear, pushed along from 3 out, soon moderate 3rd and no impression, kept on without troubling front pair run-in

3
Silk - PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots
  • Form 21-12
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

raced in 2nd, bad mistake 6th, closed up approaching straight, on terms after 3 out, gained narrow lead before last, edged slightly left run-in, stayed on best closing stages

4
Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap
8/1
  • Form 1-113
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

raced in 3rd, jumped slightly left 1st, pushed along approaching straight, no impression after 3 out, soon dropped to last and no extra

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ANDY DUFRESNE has hardly been out of a canter to win a point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle over the course and distance. He takes on better company here but has to be followed until beaten. His stable companion Conflated tackles a new trip after beating a huge field of maidens in good style at Fairyhouse but will need to step up a gear but Latest Exhibition beat a decent sort at Galway on his hurdling debut before running into the very smart Abacadbras in a Group 3 here. Dual bumper winner Sixshooter made a successful hurdling debut at Punchestown but didn't appreciate front-running on heavy ground at Gowran.

Formwatch

Andy Dufresne (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Disputed lead early, led from 3rd and made rest, slight mistake 5th, went clear travelling well from 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, impressive, won at Navan 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Cobbler's Way (11-12) by 11l, 18 ran.

Conflated (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Raced in 9th early, good progress to lead between last 2, jumped slightly left last, stayed on well to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Nov beating January Jets (11-12) by 5l, 25 ran.

Latest Exhibition (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Held up behind leaders disputing 4th, in touch in last at halfway, progress 3 out, disputed lead approaching next, ridden before last, not fluent at last and headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Abacadabras (11-1) at Navan 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Sixshooter (IRE) 11-8 (11-9) Led, slight mistake 3rd and headed, disputed 2nd when mistakes 5th and 6th, disputed lead before 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed before last, 3rd and mistake at last, no impression, 3rd of 7, 7 3/4l behind Franco De Port (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m hvy in Nov.