Navan

  • 14:20 Christmas Cracker Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.70s
  • Off time: 14:20:30
14:20 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bale O'shea (IRE) 11/4
2nd Baron De Feypo (IRE) 20/1
3rd Jim Bowie (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 82P-000 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap Four Chimneys (IRE) 41
Nag me
9 11-8 p W J Austin A D Leigh 119 14/115.00
5 P556/40 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Baron De Feypo (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-4 P O Brady M W Bowes (7) 115 20/121.00
6 05-2P69 RED, white hoop, white armlet, check cap Takestan (IRE) 55
Nag me
7 11-4 P O Brady S W Jackson 115 25/126.00
7 U191-P0 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Nuvelli (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 pt S Donohoe D N Russell 113 16/117.00
8 7U115-0 WHITE, royal blue panel & armlet, white cap Sharekan (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 p M Cunningham D J Condon 113 10/111.00
12 1100-02 YELLOW, emerald green seams, green cap Jim Bowie (IRE) 65
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 N Meade P Carberry 110 3/14.00
13 070-4U0 YELLOW, black spots, black star on cap Paco Jack (IRE) 94
Nag me
6 10-13 t P J Rothwell R M Power 110 14/115.00
14 08310-7 WHITE, white cap, mauve spots Bobsthewizard (IRE) 34
Nag me
8 10-11 F Flood M P Walsh 108 11/112.00
15 15/0446 ORANGE & ROYAL BLUE QUARTERED, orange sleeves, royal blue cap First Row (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 p D T Hughes B J Cooper (5) 108 7/18.00
16 F72133 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Bale O'shea (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 M O'Hare A E Lynch 107 11/43.75
17 64410-6 PURPLE, pink spots, quartered cap Lady Roberta (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 G Elliott K M Donoghue (5) 107 4/15.00
18 75140-9 YELLOW, maroon sleeves, yellow cap, maroon spots Prince Of Forwards 91
Nag me
6 10-10 P Hughes A P Crowe 107 14/115.00
Non runners
273/635P-Cane Brake (IRE)1111-7C O'DwyerN J O'Shea118
351721-FBenash (IRE)611-6John G CarrJ L Cullen117
43B0-P32Hangover (IRE)811-6C O'DwyerD N Russell117
95741-20Kilbrannish Hill (IRE)611-1I R FergusonA P Heskin112
107168-4Mubrook (USA)511-1E J O'GradyAndrew J McNamara112
1132107-Ned Of The Hill (IRE)411-1Miss M A DoranMr M J Doran116
190-10Captain Declan (IRE)410-3P NolanReserve 1104
2014/0715Derinlaur (IRE)810-7C F SwanReserve 2104
2114P84-PRing Street Roller (IRE)1010-6W McCreeryReserve 3103

Verdict

MUBROOK can take this as may have been in need of the run on his return to jumping at Naas and never got into contention. He'll strip fitter now and will be suited by the extra half-mile. Jim Bowie scored twice in March and looked ready to regain the winning thread with a fine effort behind Kayanna's Back at Punchestown. Bale O'Shea is very consistent and produced another good run behind Dolphin Bay at Naas but Hangover, despite running off a 13lb lower mark than his chase rating, would probably prefer further. John Carr has another nice prospect in his yard in Benash, who makes his handicap debut. A heavy ground specialist, he landed a maiden at Fairyhouse in April and will be better for a recent comeback despite falling at the last.