Today's racecards

Navan

  • 14:20 Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.70s
  • Off time: 14:20:40
14:20 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mourad (IRE) 3/1
2nd Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 4/11
3rd Rick (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-22233 Maroon, yellow diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Fully Funded (USA) 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-8 b1 N Meade D J Condon 145 14/115.00
2 3-24223 YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-8 W P Mullins P Townend 154 3/14.00
3 483111 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 152 4/111.36
4 223050 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Stonemaster (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-6 D T Hughes D N Russell 119 25/126.00
5 7F4235 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 John G Carr J L Cullen 137 50/151.00
6 447-076 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 8
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-3 D Miley A E Lynch 110 66/167.00
7 81-54F2 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Rick (FR) 29
Nag me
8 11-3 D T Hughes B J Cooper 142 12/113.00
8 006P04 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 24
Nag me
10 11-3 t O McKiernan T J Doyle 147 50/151.00

Verdict

After last season's failures over fences, MIKAEL D'HAGUENET has bounced right back over timber and completed a hat-trick when beating Rick with the minimum of fuss at Naas. He faces a much sterner test here against stablemate Mourad who has been contesting all the top staying races for the past couple of years, but today's trip should suit Ruby Walsh's mount better and he gets the vote. Fully Funded has been an expensive failure in two starts over fences this season but there's nothing wrong with his form over timber and he's best at around this trip. He will ensure the Mullins pair don't have everything their own way.