Today's racecards

Navan

  • 14:50 Fortria Chase 2m

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,374 4th €1,125
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.70s
  • Off time: 14:50:14
14:50 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Zeb (IRE) 6/5
2nd Noble Prince (GER) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1122-1 PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 194
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 C A Murphy R M Power 176 6/52.20
2 1221-F1 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 P Nolan D N Russell 160 Evs2.00
3 222/2P-2 RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 T Cooper B J Cooper 163 8/19.00
4 7-32768 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Predateur (FR) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 pt J J Lambe R C Colgan 118 66/167.00
5 43/P666- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, red sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Trafford Lad 274
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 t L Butler A E Lynch 145 25/126.00

Verdict

BIG ZEB has won this for the past two years before going on to greater glory. He had Forpadydeplasterer 6lb behind when landing last season's Champion Chase at Cheltenham and that's his target again this campaign. The latter hasn't won since May 2009 and threw away another good opportunity when beaten a long way into second by Roi Du Mee at Punchestown a month ago and just can't get his head in front. Noble Prince was unfortunate not to win a Grade 1 last season as he was just a short-head behind Realt Dubh, three times a winner at that level last season, at Leopardstown in January. He has race fitness on his side and should prove a big threat to the champion at this stage of the campaign.