Today's racecards

Navan

  • 14:50 Irish Form Book Fortria Chase 2m

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.70s
  • Off time: 14:50:15
14:50 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flemenstar (IRE) 10/11
2nd Big Zeb (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111233- PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 201
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 C A Murphy R M Power 159 9/25.50
2 1252-04 Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 159 9/43.25
3 371/3-P7 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Mr Cracker (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 M Hourigan D N Russell 138 33/134.00
4 211111- WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flemenstar (IRE) 217
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 P Casey A E Lynch 163 10/111.91
5 621-U12 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-1 J P Ryan D J Condon 146 7/18.00

Verdict

Big Zeb has won this for the past three years and beaten some high-class performers in doing so. He is probably starting to feel his age judging on his later starts last season but there's no doubt he goes well fresh and he'll take some beating though FLEMENSTAR is the new pretender in the ranks of senior chasers. He had a brilliant novice campaign, winning two Grade 1s, and looking a potential star so in receipt of 3lb should take care of the former champion. Realt Dubh was a long way in front of Big Zeb when runner-up to Sizing Europe at Punchestown in April and has the advantage of a recent run but the remaining pair will need massive improvement to get involved.