Navan

  • 14:30 Nobber Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.50s
  • Off time: 14:31:22
14:30 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mad Brian (IRE) 9/10
2nd Champagne Agent (IRE) 2/1
3rd Boxwood Boy (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2439 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Anthem Royale (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-12 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 33/134.00
2 P2/P80 Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap Arctic Trail (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 11-12 P J Gilligan N P Madden 50/151.00
3 2-2700 WHITE & BLACK DIAMONDS, black chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue stars Bold Revenge (IRE) 10
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5 11-12 J C McConnell G N Fox (7) 50/151.00
4 0-90 LIGHT BLUE, light blue & dark blue striped cap Boom Hall (IRE) 21
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6 11-12 t1 Lady J Alexander A P Heskin 50/151.00
5 PP6-59P RED, black sleeves, royal blue cap Boxwood Boy (IRE) 238
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7 11-12 M Torrens M Darcy 66/167.00
6 41F6P-0 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Breens Boy (IRE) 10
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7 11-12 t1 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 33/134.00
7 223252 Emerald green, white chevron, black cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 49
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7 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 113 2/13.00
8 00- BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 78
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8 11-12 L Roche R Loughran 66/167.00
9 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Gold Spark (IRE)
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6 11-12 P J Gilligan B M Cash 33/134.00
10 800 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Hero De Villeneuve (FR) 6
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5 11-12 t R Hennessy A E Lynch 33/134.00
11 0- Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Live At Five (IRE) 378
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5 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 33/134.00
12 32-22U GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 25
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7 11-12 Mrs G Callaghan Mr F J Harford (7) 9/101.90
13 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Master Oscar (IRE)
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5 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 25/126.00
14 0-1060P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap On The Shannon (IRE) 17
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5 11-12 O McKiernan R C Colgan 33/134.00
15 0 MAROON, white disc, yellow cap Parlour Of Dreams (IRE) 66
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6 11-12 I R Ferguson K M Donoghue (3) 50/151.00
16 365242 White, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, White and green quartered cap Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 60
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6 11-12 t S J Mahon P Carberry 5/16.00
17 00 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Testoftime (IRE) 34
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6 11-12 T J Taaffe M P Walsh 33/134.00
18 P/16-976 DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE HALVED, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Flemankor (IRE) 11
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9 11-5 F G Hand G Malone (7) 25/126.00
19 0 Purple, black hoops Times Like These (IRE) 38
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6 11-5 Peter Fahey S G McDermott 40/141.00

Verdict

It's a major surprise that Willie Mullins has been unable to get a race out of Champagne Agent and, though he won't get many better opportunities, he has now finished runner-up five times from 10 starts over hurdles and lacks a change of pace. His overall form suggests this could be his day but MAD BRIAN may consign him to second place again. He looked promising in bumpers before running the useful Morning Assembly close on his hurdling debut. He was fancied against the classy Defy Logic at Fairyhouse last month and though held when unseating his rider after the last it was a cracking effort and compensation awaits. Pyrus Gold Wind has steadily progressed and looked a sure-fire future winner when runner-up to King Of Firth at Fairyhouse so he's likely to be challenging for honours. The remainder will need to improve to get involved.