Today's racecards

Navan

  • 14:20 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
1 158-050 Red, white stars, white armlet, white star on cap Five Point Plan (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 102 1001
2 05906-1 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white sleeves, black & orange striped cap Chance A Grand (IRE) 70
Nag me
5 11-11 E Doyle J R Barry 101 1001
3 F42P-89 ROYAL BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, white sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Miss Xian (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-7 F Flood A E Lynch 97 1001
4 747343 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Mollys Captain (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-6 t J P Dempsey P Carberry 96 1001
5 0-68720 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE QUARTERED, striped sleeves, quartered cap Kilnafrehanstar (IRE) 83
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 J E Kiely P Townend 95 1001
6 2-74030 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 b A Slattery M J Ferris 95 1001
7 324-209 RED, black spots, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Willies Girl (IRE) 55
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8 11-1 Dermot Day D G Hogan 91 1001
8 80-0070 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Twelve Gold Bars (IRE) 167
Nag me
5 10-11 J Nash D J Casey 87 1001
9 09U/03 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Day Dream Boy (IRE) 70
Nag me
7 10-10 E Cawley P T Enright 86 1001

Verdict

Philip Fenton won this last year but Five Point Plan makes his handicap debut with a big weight and hasn't really shown much. Chance A Grand has shown even less over timber but arrives in winning form after scoring between the flags in October. DAY DREAM BOY started at huge prices in his opening runs and never got involved but ran much better on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse in October. He was staying on strongly at the end of that 2m4f event so today's trip looks ideal and he can record his first success. Mollys Captain will attract support after a good run behind the in-form Speed Dial at Wexford but that was over the minimum trip and he's yet to win a race of any description. Kilnafrehanstar looked to be making progress before a poor effort when favourite at Clonmel though the quicker ground may have been responsible.