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14:45 Navan (IRE)

Navan Welcomes Owners Today Apprentice Handicap (45-70)

  • 21 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 182y
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €6,775
  • 2nd: €2,101
  • 3rd: €1,002
  • 4th: €450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.17s
  • Off Time: 14:47:30
  • 21 Ran
1(18)
10/1
  • Form: 82103-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: A Mulholland
  • Jockey: D P Linehan

rear, niggled along after 1f, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out

2(11)
  • Form: 215700
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Jockey: R Coakley

mid-division, ridden into 6th inside final furlong, kept on well, not quite reach leaders

3(13)
10/1
  • Form: 7-34719
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: A B Joyce
  • Jockey: C J McGovern

towards rear, good headway to 7th 1f out, ridden and progress to 3rd final 100 yards, kept on well to lead on line

4(8)
9/1
  • Form: 00-7500
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: D English
  • Jockey: D W O'Connor

chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden under 2f out, weakened 1f out

5(21)
25/1
  • Form: 6623/0-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: G Keane
  • Jockey: E T Daly

soon led narrowly, 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6(9)

In My Place

12 p D
25/1
  • Form: 08925-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: P M Rogers
  • Jockey: D E Hogan

rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway to 12th 1f out, no extra

7(10)
16/1
  • Form: 14-7260
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 63
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe

close up, 5th halfway, weakened over 2f out

8(20)
  • Form: 74112-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: Ross O'Sullivan
  • Jockey: K J Leonard

prominent, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders

9(16)
14/1
  • Form: 459-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: A Mullins
  • Jockey: W T Byrne

tracked leader in close 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden and improved to 2nd 1f out, kept on, dropped to 4th close home

10(6)
20/1
  • Form: 4366-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: H Rogers
  • Jockey: S P Davis

held up, ridden in 21st 2f out, switched right 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, never on terms

11(4)
20/1
  • Form: 523756-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: A Keatley
  • Jockey: K P Gallagher

rear, niggled along after 1f, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out

12(14)
  • Form: 646-7
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: D M Redmond

chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and headway to 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

13(7)
20/1
  • Form: 03-8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: P Tallis
  • Jockey: N M Crosse

towards rear, edged left after 1f and hampered rival, no impression in 14th 1f out, no extra

14(2)
  • Form: 9/67-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 54
  • Trainer: W J Fitzpatrick
  • Jockey: A J Breslin

chased leaders, 9th halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

15(17)
12/1
  • Form: 69041-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 52
  • Trainer: P Casey
  • Jockey: O J Orr

in rear, ridden and headway to 10th 1f out, stayed on strongly to 3rd on line, nearest finish

16(3)
  • Form: 009-21
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: P J Prendergast
  • Jockey: Anastasia O'Brien

close up, improved to lead halfway, ridden under 2f out, asserted 1f out, kept on, reduced advantage closing stages, headed on line

17(15)
  • Form: 5720
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: Miss Brown
  • Jockey: K K Hennessy

prominent, 4th halfway, soon pushed along, ridden under 2f out, no extra final furlong

18(22)
33/1
  • Form: 72414-0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 60
  • Trainer: D Cullen
  • Jockey: T P Madden

slowly away, soon raced in rear of mid-division, pushed along in 18th 2f out, ridden and stayed on well over 1f out, never on terms

20(1)
  • Form: 099-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 57
  • Trainer: A Keatley
  • Jockey: S T McCullagh

towards rear, no impression 1 1/2f out, never a factor

21(5)
  • Form: 00000-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 45
  • Trainer: K H Clarke
  • Jockey: Vanessa Maye

chased leaders, ridden 1 1/2f out, 11th 1f out, kept on, no threat

22(19)
33/1
  • Form: 683097
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 45
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Jockey: D M Melia

chased leaders, dropped towards rear under 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer

19(12)
NR
  • Form: 7-60846
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-5
  • Official Rating: 47
  • Trainer: J F Levins
  • Jockey: Unknown Jockey

In depth

Verdict

Navan has a stiff uphill climb to the finish so it's paramount to last out every yard. BRAVE DISPLAY hadn't shown a great deal before a much improved second behind Hailstone at Dundalk then went there on Friday to go one better. He has a 6lb penalty to overcome and reverts to Turf but looks the one to be on. Doonard Prince won over the trip at the Curragh but is 10lb higher after a couple of decent subsequent efforts. Intensely Focussed made a satisfactory return over 7f at Leopardstown and looks the type to climb the ratings while four-times winner Feeling Easy won a 7f Curragh handicap on soft ground in September and is only 2lb higher. Bubblesontherise has been running quite well at Dundalk without winning and can't go much lower while Ken's Sam's ran better than her finishing position indicates at Cork during the week after her Dundalk victory. Bluesbreaker stayed on strongly to score over the minimum here in August but has never replicated that effort which is why he's on an 8lb lower mark and has Donagh O'Connor's claim as a bonus.

Formwatch

Feeling Easy (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, no impression straight, 13th of 18, 9 1/2l behind Beechmount Whisper (9-11) at Leopardstown 7f hcp sft in Apr.

Guanabara Bay (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 10th of 18, 7 1/4l behind Beechmount Whisper (9-11) at Leopardstown 7f hcp sft in Apr.

Ken's Sam's (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, dropped towards rear under 2f out, no impression, kept on one paced 1f out, 9th of 15, 7 3/4l behind Mr Right (10-4) at Cork 6f hcp Yielding in Apr.

Bluesbreaker (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 17, 17l behind Rapid Applause (8-8) at Naas 6f hcp Yielding in Apr.

Piazzini (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led and disputed in far side group, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Sarah Ash Calum (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn Yielding in Jul.

In My Place 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 11, 14 3/4l behind Dasheen (9-9) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr.

Cappadocia (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Ken's Sam's (9-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.

Doonard Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Towards rear, soon raced in 10th, pushed along to chase leaders 1f out but no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Elusive Approach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.

January Morn (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Tooreen Dancer (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Nov.

Texas Dancer (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Towards rear, driven in 6th under 3f out, no impression, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 7, 11 1/4l behind Mayleaf Shine (9-3) at Tipperary 5f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.

Rising Eagle 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Come On Come On (9-5) at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.

Intensely Focussed (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along into straight, disputed 3rd 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Settle For Bay (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.

Dewpoint (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 18 1/4l behind Alphabet (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.

There's The Rain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression, never a factor, 7th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Crazy Tornado (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Feb.

Chosen Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Full Shilling (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.

Brave Display (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Chased leaders in 4th on outer, ridden to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Apr beating Buddha Boy (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.

Secret Memories (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, progress to lead after 1 1/2f, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened, 10th of 12, 20 1/4l behind Allography (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Mar.

Volta Do Mar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, never a factor, 12th of 14, 17 1/2l behind Circus Ring (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.

Legend Status (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression in 9th 1f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 12 1/2l behind November Tale (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Dec.

Molans Mare (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra under 2f out, 10th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Oor Jock (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Feb.

Rigid Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 11l behind Not A Whisper (10-0) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr.

Bubblesontherise (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out and 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Shabra Emperor (9-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.