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13:20 Navan (IRE)

Tara Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €50,000 added
  • Winner: €29,500
  • 2nd: €9,500
  • 3rd: €4,500
  • 4th: €2,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off Time: 13:21:21
  • 15 Ran
1
33/1
  • Form: 813B0-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 140
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: R M Power

mid-division early, 6th from 4th, closed travelling smoothly straight, soon one pace and no extra when slight mistake last

2
12/1
  • Form: 1P2-227
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: Shane Nolan
  • Jockey: P E Corbett

soon tracked leaders, 4th from 4th, closed up approaching straight, soon on terms, headed between last 2, no extra, one pace

3
33/1
  • Form: 0-778P4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: T Mullins
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

mid-division early, 8th from 4th, closed up when mistake 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from between last 2

4
6/1
  • Form: 2PP-433
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan

chased leaders, 5th from 4th, weakened straight, soon eased

5
8/1
  • Form: 3040-33
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 129
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

towards rear, headway approaching straight, soon tracked leaders, chased winner and kept on same pace from before last

6
  • Form: 604-419
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 129
  • Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey

soon led, inclined to jump right, not fluent 5th and 6th, soon joined, headed before straight, no extra

7
  • Form: 42P01-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

held up, 11th approaching 4th, improved to track leaders before straight, closed 3 out, on terms next, led travelling smoothly between last 2, stayed on well run-in, easily

8
14/1
  • Form: 11114/U-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: M Hourigan
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

held up, 9th approaching 4th, closed straight, no impression when slight mistake last, one pace

9
  • Form: 4184/06
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: Miss E Doyle
  • Jockey: D Meyler

mid-division early, 7th approaching 4th, no extra from 3 out

10
16/1
  • Form: 512643
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 124
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: J M Moore

soon prominent, 2nd from 4th, not fluent 6th, on terms approaching straight, headed before 2 out, soon no extra

11
9/1
  • Form: B6P0-PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 124
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: D J Mullins

towards rear, some headway when slight mistake 2 out, soon one pace

12
  • Form: 3/15-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: B Hayes

towards rear when fell 1st

13
40/1
  • Form: 70-1P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: Mark Fahey
  • Jockey: I J McCarthy

held up in touch, jumped right 2nd, 7th from 4th, no extra and eased from 3 out

14
33/1
  • Form: 998345
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: Sean Doyle
  • Jockey: L P Gilligan

held up, 12th approaching 4th, pushed along 7th, no extra into straight, not fluent 3 out

15
  • Form: P5-2114
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: M McCabe
  • Jockey: Mr S F O'Keeffe

led early, 3rd from 4th, on terms 6th, headed before straight, soon no extra

16
NR
  • Form: F-P780P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: E M Roche

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Oscar Sam is the only course and distance winner and will be better for a recent run at Thurles while Charlie Stout won a lucrative handicap at Down Royal and was staying on at the finish in an equally tough event at Fairyhouse. She's A Star is closely matched with the latter on their last two runs and has to be respected while HIGHLAND FLING is back over a more suitable distance and the heavy ground will play to his strengths. The latter is handed the vote though Diamond Cauchois has changed stables and reappeared with a fine effort over this trip at Naas so he's another on the shortlist along with The Kings Baby, who has really found her form having completed a double before running well in a Listed contest at Punchestown. Fine Rightly is better known as a chaser but is 16lb lower over timber so is another to consider.

Formwatch

Oscar Sam (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 8th of 12, 36l behind Monksland (11-0) at Thurles 2m 7f Yielding in Oct.

Charlie Stout (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Close up and disputed lead, 3rd before straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 20, 5 1/4l behind Davids Charm (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp sft in Dec.

Grand Partner (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Rear, 9th after 6th, took closer order in 5th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression, kept on one pace to moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 28 3/4l behind Granny Biddy (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

She's A Star (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Raced in 6th early, effort straight, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 20, 3 1/4l behind Davids Charm (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp sft in Dec.

Fine Rightly (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden in 2nd next, dropped to 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Polidam (10-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp sft in Dec.

Highland Fling (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, no impression when not fluent last, one pace, 9th of 20, 6 3/4l behind Davids Charm (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp sft in Dec.

Diamond Cauchois (FR) 11-4fav (11-2) Mid-division on inner, headway entering straight, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, 2nd at last, no impression on winner run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Oscar Knight (10-6) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Drumacoo (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) In rear, mistake 1st, blundered badly and unseated rider 3rd, at Newbury 2m 7f (2) gs in Dec.

Kauto Grand Mogol (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway before 3 out and led briefly approaching straight, ridden and no extra after 2 out, 6th of 14, 20 3/4l behind Folsom Blue (11-1) at Clonmel 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Jimmy Breekie (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outer, 9th 3 out, ridden and headway into 3rd before 2 out, 2nd after 2 out, dropped to 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Out Of The Loop (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp sft in Dec.

Racing Pulse (IRE) 5-2fav (10-0) Rear of mid-division, 7th before 8th, 12th before 8th, dropped to rear and detached after 13th, pulled up after 15th, at Cork 3m 4f hcp sft in Nov.

Camelia De Cotte (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, no impression, never a factor, 7th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Out Of The Loop (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp sft in Dec.

Tourboy (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Towards rear, not fluent 1st and 4th, closer in 7th from 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, soon no impression in 5th and pulled up before last, at Kilbeggan 3m 1f Yielding in Jun.

Crosshue Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up, mistake 5th where 9th, chased leaders and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 14l behind Highland Fling (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.

The Kings Baby (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Soon raced in 5th, slight mistake 4th, impeded 7th, ridden to chase leaders straight, soon no impression, slight mistake last, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Forge Meadow (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f lst (1) Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, weakened quickly after 4th, trailing in rear when pulled up after 6th, at Navan 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.