Today's racecards

Navan

  • 13:10 Follow Navan On Facebook Hurdle2m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 13:10:07
13:10 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Un De Sceaux (FR) 1/12

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4241F6 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 J P Ryan P Carberry 143 7/18.00
3 1/111-1 Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap Un De Sceaux (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 156 1/121.08
4 145076 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 10-9 M J Bowe J S McGarvey (5) 104 66/167.00
Non runners
14-21343Flaxen Flare (IRE)511-10G ElliottD N Russell142

Verdict

It's quite a surprise to find UN DE SCEAUX running in a conditions event as he's not a big price for the Champion Hurdle and is in the Irish version in a fortnight's time. Unbeaten and hardly tested in all five starts to date, he'll be a short price here despite coming up against the high-class chaser Foildubh, who beat another Willie Mullins hot-pot in Rubi Ball over hurdles at Thurles in November. Flaxen Flare is saddled with a penalty for his victory in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham but returned to something like that form in the Ladbroke at Ascot last time. Akatara has a massive amount to find at the weights.