Today's racecards

Navan

  • 12:05 Christmas Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.30s
  • Off time: 12:05:15
12:05 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valseur Lido (FR) 1/12
2nd King William (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4821U8 MAROON & WHITE HOOPS, maroon sleeves, striped cap King William (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 D M Kelly R M Power 119 7/18.00
2 2-1P5 Red, black cross of lorraine, black spots on sleeves, red cap, black spots Age Of Glory 28
Nag me
4 11-7 D Bunyan A E Lynch 114 10/111.00
3 61-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Valseur Lido (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 W P Mullins D N Russell 1/121.08
4 0 RED, black sleeves, royal blue cap Augher Castle (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-3 P Mooney M F Mooney 100/1101.00
5 8 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, black star Moonunderwater (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-3 R Donohoe S G McDermott 25/126.00
6 U EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Buachaill Tapa (IRE) 52
Nag me
4 11-0 H Rogers D E Splaine (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

VALSEUR LIDO, a winning bumper in France, was mightily impressive on his debut for Willie Mullins at Cork and a Grade 3 entry at Limerick next week suggests he's held in high regard. He should have little more than an exercise canter if he's to fufil his engagement. King William has to concede him 3lb for his victory at Ballinrobe in July and that looks beyond him though he didn't run badly in a tough handicap last time. Age Of Glory had been running well before scoring at Killarney in May and reappeared with a decent effort behind Ange Balafre in what looked a strong novice event at Gowran. The remaining trio have shown nothing so far.