Navan

  • 13:20 Tara Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €29,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €2,000
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off time: 13:21:21
13:20 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamond Cauchois (FR) 6/4
2nd Fine Rightly (IRE) 8/1
3rd Grand Partner (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 813B0-8 WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars Oscar Sam (IRE) 52
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 140 33/134.00
2 1P2-227 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, quartered cap Charlie Stout (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-0 t Shane Nolan P E Corbett (3) 130 12/113.00
3 0-778P4 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Grand Partner (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 T Mullins J W Kennedy 130 33/134.00
4 2PP-433 WHITE, black chevron, black seams on sleeves, black star on cap She's A Star (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-0 N Meade S W Flanagan 130 6/17.00
5 3040-33 Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Fine Rightly (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 S R B Crawford A E Lynch 129 8/19.00
6 604-419 Light blue & yellow stripes, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow & light blue striped cap Highland Fling (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 10-13 G P Cromwell J S McGarvey 129 12/113.00
7 42P01-3 Maroon & white quartered, check sleeves & cap Diamond Cauchois (FR) 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 G Elliott D N Russell 128 6/42.50
8 11114/U- Mauve, dark blue cross sashes, red cap Drumacoo (IRE) 368
Beaten Favourite
8 10-12 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 128 14/115.00
9 4184/06 Purple, purple cap, yellow star Kauto Grand Mogol (FR) 31
9 10-9 t Miss E Doyle D Meyler 125 12/113.00
10 512643 MACKENZIE TARTAN, white collar, white sleeves & cap Jimmy Breekie (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-8 S R B Crawford J M Moore 124 16/117.00
11 B6P0-PP Light blue, light blue & pink striped cap Racing Pulse (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
8 10-8 W P Mullins D J Mullins 124 9/110.00
12 3/15-7 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Camelia De Cotte (FR) 15
5 10-7 h W P Mullins B Hayes 123 12/113.00
13 70-1P WHITE, large red spots & sleeves, white cap Tourboy (IRE) 174
5 10-7 Mark Fahey I J McCarthy 123 40/141.00
14 998345 BLACK, yellow epaulettes, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Crosshue Boy (IRE) 92
Distance Winner
7 10-5 t Sean Doyle L P Gilligan (7) 121 33/134.00
15 P5-2114 Yellow, black chevron, black spots on sleeves, white cap The Kings Baby (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 10-4 M McCabe Mr S F O'Keeffe (7) 120 10/111.00
Non runners
16F-P780PRightdownthemiddle (IRE)910-2G ElliottE M Roche118

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.