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16:45 Navan (IRE)

Matthews Agri Maiden

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,007
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €534
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.43s
  • Off Time: 16:46:54
  • 9 Ran
1(9)
  • Form: 66-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: E McNamara
  • Jockey: E J McNamara

towards rear, 7th halfway, dropped to 9th over 2f out, ridden and detached 1 1/2f out, weakened, eased close home

2(4)
9/10
  • Form: 323-222
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: K J Manning

soon led, ridden over 2f out, under pressure and headed 1 1/2f out, soon dropped to 3rd, improved to 2nd under 1f out, kept on, held

3(8)
16/1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Jockey: S Foley

towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden over 2f out, some progress to 6th 1f out, no impression, kept on one pace

4(3)
50/1
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: W Durkan
  • Jockey: K J Leonard

slowly into stride, soon raced 4th, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, 4th over 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace

5(6)
20/1
  • Form: 26
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: W McCreery
  • Jockey: W J Lee

broke well, soon tracked leader in 2nd, under pressure in 3rd over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out

8(7)
  • Form: 8-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: Anastasia O'Brien

raced 3rd on outer, improved to 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd under 1f out, kept on same pace

9(11)
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: C T Keane

in rear, 9th halfway, ridden into 7th under 2f out, progress to 5th 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace

10(10)
  • Form: 0-6
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: Ms S Lavery
  • Jockey: R P Whelan

rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden over 3f out, good headway to lead narrowly over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong

11(2)
20/1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

slowly into stride, soon raced in mid-division, 4th halfway, dropped to 8th and short of room over 1f out, no extra

6(1)
NR
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Jockey: O J Orr

7(5)
NR
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: T Doyle
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

12(12)
NR
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: D Bunyan
  • Jockey: P J Smullen

In depth

Verdict

Clongowes has been very unfortunate not to have won by now and will make a bold bid to put matters right here. He was in front at this trip before finally succumbing to Belgravia over 1m4f at Leopardstown last time and the winner can give the form a boost in the previous race. Aidan O'Brien saddles the once-raced SPANISH STEPS (NAP), who was behind Clongowes at Leopardstown in October but has entries in the Derby at Epsom and the one at the Curragh, suggesting the son of Galileo out of a USA Grade 1 winner is held in high regard - he can start making his presence felt. Spiral Galaxy was staying on over a mile at Dundalk last week so the extra is certain to suit while the newcomer Wooster is one to note, though will probably need further in time.

Formwatch

Alfred Wegener (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and some progress under 2f out, moderate 10th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 14 1/4l behind Stormy Belle (8-6) at Limerick 7f mdn sft in Oct.

Clongowes (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, on terms 3f out, led narrowly approaching straight, asserted under 2f out, under pressure and headed final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Belgravia (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn gf in May.

Haroon (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division on inner, pushed along approaching straight, no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 15l behind Gold Spinner (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.

Ilikehim (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out and 11th on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 14l behind Gold Spinner (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.

Mauricio (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Ran freely in 2nd early, 3rd after 2f, dropped to 5th 2f out, soon ridden, no extra final furlong, 6th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Homesman (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn gf in Apr.

Spanish Steps (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, lost some ground crossing roadway after 1f, no impression from 3f out, hampered close home, never a factor, 8th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Titus (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn Yielding in Oct.

Spiral Galaxy (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Towards rear, progress into 7th and pushed along 2f out, soon ridden, 5th on inner 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Storm Ryker (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in May.

Twin Star (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in 8th over 1f out, kept on well closing stages, 6th of 18, 5 1/2l behind Gold Spinner (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.

Wooster (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Granny Bea.

Peace Maker (GER) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, raced towards rear, 7th halfway, niggled along in 6th 4f out, ridden under 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Homesman (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn gf in Apr.

Social Bandit (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Dame Noir.

Stay With Me (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, ridden and no impression straight, never a factor, last of 9, 16 3/4l behind Bengala (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn fll sft in Apr.