Navan

  • 13:25 Navan Golf Club Open For Membership Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.50s
  • Off time: 13:25:59
13:25 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Des Champs (FR) 11/8
2nd White Star Line (IRE) 7/1
3rd Rushteens (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 220-228 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Der Spieler (GER) 45
Nag me
6 11-12 J G Coogan P Carberry 131 7/24.50
2 5-2621 DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap White Star Line (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper (5) 7/18.00
3 642025 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 pt S O O'Brien J M Allen 126 9/43.25
5 1- Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Sir Des Champs (FR) 317
Nag me
5 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 11/82.38
6 21/64 MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Run For Sol (FR) 22
Nag me
6 11-7 C Byrnes N P Madden 25/126.00
7 2 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, yellow & light green striped cap Larkin (IRE) 66
Nag me
6 11-5 Patrick Downey R C Colgan 50/151.00
8 0-9 Pink, Purple spots Rushteens (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-5 t M Brassil M P Walsh 50/151.00
9 9 Royal blue, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Theholeofthemoon (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-3 Mrs P Curling M J Ferris 66/167.00
Non runners
42-16233Big Game Hunter (IRE)511-10M F MorrisA P Heskin125

Verdict

It's difficult to know what to make of SIR DES CHAMPS, a winner at Auteuil in March and making his debut for Willie Mullins here. The form of that race hasn't worked out brilliantly with third-placed Sous Les Cieux being beaten at odds-on when having his first start for the champion trainer at Fairyhouse but most of today's rivals don't have the scope of the selection. Der Spieler has been taking on much better class and has twice finished runner-up in Graded events but he's won just once from a dozen starts over timber. Big Game Hunter ran very well behind Rick and Blackstairmountain at Punchestown, though that was over 2m4f and he may be better over further. White Star Line is on the upgrade but this is his first attempt at the minimum trip and Wilde Wit Pleasure keeps finding ways of getting beat.