Today's racecards

Navan

  • 13:20 Boylesports.com Quick Bet Racing 'For Auction' Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €18,850 2nd €5,510 3rd €2,610 4th €870
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.40s
  • Off time: 13:20:57
13:20 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Foru (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-1521 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star King of The Picts (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 J P Shanahan Andrew J McNamara 134 7/18.00
2 1-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Minella Foru (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 E P Harty A P McCoy 11/82.38
3 211-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Very Wood (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 N Meade D N Russell 4/51.80
4 063645 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Definite Elegance (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 10-8 Denis Hogan A P Heskin 106 100/1101.00

Verdict

AP McCoy's mount Minella Foru scrambled home in a point-to-point in March but won with something in hand on his hurdling debut at Listowel and there's more to come. Definite Elegance will be placed to win races though has a mountain to climb here against Very Wood and KING OF THE PICTS. The former has changed hands since last season and had an easy task to land a maiden hurdle for Noel Meade at Galway last month. He's regarded as an outstanding chasing prospect and though receiving 7lb from his rival he may not have his pace in this small field after Pat Shanahan's charge produced a cracking victory in similar grade at Tipperary.