Navan

  • 15:30 'Future Champions' Flat Race 2m

  • Winner €16,912 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €1,100
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.60s
  • Off time: 15:31:02
15:30 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rapid Escape (IRE) 2/5
2nd Lady Ischia (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 15-11 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Rapid Escape (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 11-11 G Elliott Ms L O'Neill 2/51.40
3 2-15 Red & light green diamonds, light green sleeves, yellow diamonds, red cap, white diamond Lady Ischia (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 G P Cromwell Mr J J Codd 3/14.00
4 184-U Royal blue, pink cross sashes, pink cap One First Cut (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 11-4 t Miss E Doyle Mr F Maguire 8/19.00
5 11211-3 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves & cap Holycross Lito (IRE) 220
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 S McParlan Mr N McParlan 20/121.00
6 U74 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Miss Echrad (IRE) 48
4 10-11 t P J Rothwell Mr P J Cawley 33/134.00
Non runners
11-11Felix Desjy (FR)411-11G ElliottMs N Carberry

Verdict

Gordon Elliott won this with the exciting Samcro last season and looks to have this in the bag. Felix Desjy and RAPID ESCAPE are in the same ownership and attempt to land relatively rare hat-tricks in bumpers under penalties. It's difficult to evaluate the form but the latter may just edge it. Jamie Codd rode last year's winner but this time rides for Gavin Cromwell on board Lady Ischia, who started a short-priced favourite for a Listed contest here after her impressive Naas victory but can't have been right. One First Cut has disappointed since making a successful debut at Thurles in December.