Today's racecards

Navan

  • 15:45 Flyingbolt Novice Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.90s
  • Off time: 15:45:09
15:45 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buckers Bridge (IRE) 7/2
2nd Twinlight (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5F-3111 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 93
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 148 9/43.25
2 111-15 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 79
Nag me
7 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 7/24.50
3 06-F255 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 24
Nag me
10 11-4 J A Berry R M Moran 135 7/18.00
4 311-126 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dedigout (IRE) 53
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 t A J Martin D N Russell 143 5/42.25
5 33F426 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-4 b N Meade D J Condon 130 16/117.00

Verdict

TWINLIGHT hasn't been seen since landing a Grade 2 over the minimum trip at Punchestown in November but Willie Mullins has always considered him likely to do better over today's trip and he's progressing enough to defy his penalty. Buckers Bridge was obviously nowhere near his best when tailed off in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse in December and is better judged on his previous form. Dedigout finished runner-up in that latter event and has since been well beaten at Leopardstown where his jumping let him down. Cootamundra and Prima Vista are useful performers but don't look quite up to this class.