Today's racecards

Navan

  • 16:05 Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes 1m 6f

  • Winner €42,250 2nd €12,350 3rd €5,850 4th €1,950
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 3.89s
  • Off time: 16:05:20
16:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leading Light (IRE) Evs
2nd Royal Diamond (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1/11110- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Leading Light (IRE) 224
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-8 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 Evs2.00
2 (4) 212151- Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-6 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 114 7/18.00
3 (6) 8035-00 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 J M Oxx W M Lordan 110 10/111.00
4 (5) 23451-4 Maroon, white star & sleeves, hooped cap Sir Ector (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 b J J Lambe C D Hayes 103 16/117.00
6 (7) 251533- YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 W McCreery D M Grant 101 50/151.00
7 (2) 115/174- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Pale Mimosa (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 2/13.00
Non runners
5 (1)12Cosmic Cannonball (IRE)49-0J S BolgerK J Manning

Verdict

Fame And Glory and Yeats have been dual winners for Aidan O'Brien while John Oxx has also won the race four times in the past ten years. Despite his defeat in the Arc, Leading Light did everything right last season with his four victories culminating in the St Leger. He's obviously going to be a leading player in the big staying races but with his yard under a bit of a cloud he might just need this and the concession of 8lb to PINK MIMOSA could be beyond him. Dermot Weld's mare hasn't had much racing and could only finish fourth to Royal Diamond in the Champion Stayers at Ascot with Saddler's Rock just behind but she came from a long way back in a slowly-run race that day and can take her revenge and make a winning reappearance. The remaining trio are all smart stayers but will need to find another gear.