Navan

  • 16:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Novice Handicap Chase Final 3m

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.20s
  • Off time: 16:35:17
16:35 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Murphy (IRE) 7/1
2nd More Madness (IRE) 14/1
3rd Please Talk (IRE) 12/1
4th Grand Jesture (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P2358 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 p N Meade G N Fox (7) 135 16/117.00
2 FP-4142 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap My Murphy (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 W J Burke R M Power 135 7/18.00
3 226433 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-8 V T O'Brien B J Geraghty 133 10/111.00
5 352241 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grand Jesture (IRE) 56
Nag me
6 11-3 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 128 12/113.00
6 5-43PU1 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE DIAMONDS, quartered cap Cadspeed (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-10 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 121 12/113.00
7 3-54218 DARK BLUE, red star & stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, red star Jupitor (IRE) 42
Nag me
8 10-9 pt P Nolan M P Fogarty 120 12/113.00
8 1FF11P EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Wrong Turn (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 A J Martin M P Walsh 120 7/18.00
9 46-P339 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Knocklong (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-8 C Roche A P Crowe 119 14/115.00
10 05-F582 Dark blue, emerald green braces, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Authinger (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 10-5 A J Martin B T O'Connell 116 16/117.00
11 P-74832 Pink & mauve check Milan Breeze (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 10-5 Miss A Mooney S A Shortall (7) 116 9/110.00
12 8884P-P Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Please Talk (IRE) 112
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 N Meade P Carberry 116 12/113.00
13 325731 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, white sleeves & cap More Madness (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-2 p T O'Brien K C Sexton (5) 113 14/115.00
14 P3P141 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, white sleeves, red cap Too Late To Sell (IRE) 64
Nag me
8 10-1 F Flood D E Mullins 112 11/112.00
15 004573 LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-12 b1 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (5) 109 25/126.00
16 488921 Emerald green and orange hoops, red cap Blissful Moment (USA) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-10 b N Meade D J Casey 106 7/18.00
17 P-U5872 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Forever Gold (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 E Cawley M A Enright 101 7/18.00
Non runners
4462221Leavethelighton (IRE)711-8E DoyleM P Butler133

Verdict

Blissful Moment has More Madness close up in third when scoring in very heavy ground at Down Royal though slightly better going may suit the latter. It's a surprise to see Wrong Turn entered here after pulling up at Cheltenham on Tuesday but he'd have a chance on his earlier form. A change of tactics to front-running paid dividends for GRAND JESTURE at Fairyhouse and though he's making his handicap debut in this much tougher contest he looks a progressive type and is given the nod. My Murphy has to be a major threat after his close second to Foxrock in a Grade 2 here and amongst numerous others with chances the easy Punchestown winner Too Late To Sell is respected.