Today's racecards

Navan

  • 13:35 2014 Membership 'The Ideal Xmas Present' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.80s
  • Off time: 13:36:10
13:35 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Another Challenge (IRE) 16/1
2nd Tin Town Boy (IRE) 9/2
3rd Sarah Battle (IRE) 8/1
4th Abolitionist (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43504U ORANGE, purple stars, orange sleeves & cap Cheyenne Girl (IRE) 8
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6 11-12 P Martin Mr D G Lavery (5) 97 16/117.00
2 470/95-9 Brown, Orange seams, hooped cap False Prophet (IRE) 35
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7 11-12 A Stronge P D Kennedy (5) 97 20/121.00
3 737P-00 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Moonlight Sapphire 52
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8 11-11 t T Mullins B J Cooper 96 14/115.00
4 U389-00 Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Another Challenge (IRE) 52
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5 11-10 O McKiernan P F Mangan 95 16/117.00
5 49409 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Castle Lantern (IRE) 34
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5 11-10 C Roche A P Crowe 95 6/17.00
6 98340S WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Abolitionist (IRE) 9
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5 11-9 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 94 7/18.00
7 114/307 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Better Back Bob (IRE) 50
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7 11-9 N McKnight I J McCarthy (3) 94 6/17.00
8 F/876-0 RED, white stars, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Mines River (IRE) 206
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6 11-8 Peter Fahey S E Butler (5) 93 14/115.00
9 S00-P60 YELLOW, red spots, hooped cap Milan Ridge (IRE) 37
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5 11-7 C Bowe M P Fogarty 92 14/115.00
10 900006 YELLOW, black spots, black star on cap Paco Jack (IRE) 13
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9 11-7 pt P J Rothwell P Carberry 92 7/18.00
11 7-25705 YELLOW, emerald green epaulettes, halved sleeves, yellow cap Tin Town Boy (IRE) 23
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12 11-7 t H Rogers R Walsh 92 9/25.50
12 P3-68PP ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 16
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8 11-7 b A Slattery B T O'Connell 92 20/121.00
13 70P2-50 MAROON & YELLOW CHECK, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & yellow check cap Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 58
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8 11-5 William P Murphy B M Cash 90 16/117.00
14 6-57505 PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Whinstone Dee (IRE) 10
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5 11-4 p Miss C Cannon A E Lynch 89 16/117.00
15 2-F1896 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Massinis Adventure (IRE) 9
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5 11-3 R Tyner P T Enright 88 16/117.00
16 7389P0- PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, quartered cap Quigleys Express (IRE) 280
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5 11-3 pt S K Ryder K C Sexton (5) 88 25/126.00
17 0P0/2-10 Salmon pink, dark green hoop on body, slvs & cap Sarah Battle (IRE) 51
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8 11-1 Gerard Quirk A F O'Neill (7) 86 8/19.00
18 970-00 White, red cross sashes, check cap Gurteen Flyer (IRE) 27
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4 11-0 F Flood M P Walsh 89 20/121.00
Non runners
19756-166The Two Jays (IRE)811-0C P DonoghueReserve 185
200-00Macetown Gale (IRE)511-0G DonnellyReserve 285
21008PBoherna Lady (IRE)511-0Denis HoganReserve 385

Verdict

A low-grade handicap where the market may provide some clues. Sarah Battle created a shock when beating Whiskey And Red over 3m at Clonmel then found the minimum trip much too short on a return visit. Abolitionist reverts to hurdling after a couple of abortive attempts over fences and, as he's only 4lb higher than his victory at Sligo in the summer, he has to be on the short-list. It's almost two years since Paco Jack won a race but he's slipped to a lowly mark and Paul Carberry is a positive booking. TIN TOWN BOY was having his 20th start over hurdles when Ruby Walsh rode him for the first time at Thurles last month where his mount battled on over what looked a trip just too short. The combination are reunited here and are handed a speculative vote in a tough race to fathom.