Today's racecards

Navan

  • 13:50 2013 Membership 'The Ideal Xmas Present' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 10576P YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves & cap High Way Hunter (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-12 t C Bowe M A Enright (5) 102 1001
2 225133 PURPLE & RED QUARTERED, purple sleeves, quartered cap Cilliseal (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 93 1001
3 096229 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-2 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 92 1001
4 200001 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Yachvili (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 92 1001
5 80-5009 Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves, pink & black check cap Dazzlers Day (FR) 24
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5 10-12 b1 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 88 1001
6 2232-46 RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 84
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7 10-9 b N McKnight R C Colgan 85 1001
7 8/6PP-56 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue & white striped cap What's In Front (IRE) 23
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11 10-7 t Mrs G Callaghan M J Ferris 83 1001
8 30/0080- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Icy Cool (IRE) 531
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7 10-5 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 81 1001
9 000B-47 Black, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap The Two Jays (IRE) 28
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7 10-4 b C P Donoghue A P Crowe 80 1001

Verdict

Yachvili was given a lovely ride to score at Downpatrick but he's hardly consistent and a 4lb rise may scupper his chances of a repeat. Tyrone Tiger had looked a certain future winner when runner-up twice early last month but failed to fire at Cork a couple of weeks ago. It would be no surprise to see him bounce back but CILLISEAL looks the better option. Noel Kelly's charge is better known as a chaser these days and is a specialist around Hexham but he's just as good over timber and scored there in March. High Way Hunter has also been chasing though with little success so a return to hurdling may bring about a change of fortune.