Today's racecards

Navan

  • 14:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.20s
  • Off time: 14:58:08
14:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sword Of Destiny (IRE) 5/4
2nd Darwins Fox (FR) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 120111- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Alderwood (IRE) 215
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 T Mullins A P McCoy 3/14.00
2 92P-U49 Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Daring Article (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 33/134.00
3 18/230-2 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 25
Nag me
6 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 11/26.50
4 18P9-87 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Rourke's Cross (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 50/151.00
5 722212/ Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Rupert Lamb 601
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 3/14.00
6 01/911-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sword Of Destiny (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 N Meade D N Russell 5/42.25
7 01/7054- Dark blue, large pink spots, pink spots on sleeves, dark blue cap, pink spots Tadhg (IRE) 335
Nag me
6 11-12 V C Ward R M Power 105 33/134.00
Non runners
80544-F6Tales Of Milan (IRE)511-12D T HughesB J Cooper
960P0-00Viaduct Joey (IRE)611-12T O'BrienD J Condon

Verdict

Rupert Lamb was a promising type for Howard Johnson and Sally Hall a couple of years ago and it won't have done him much harm joining Willie Mullins so he's obviously one to note on his chasing debut though all eyes will be on ALDERWOOD, who can make a winning start over fences. Tom Mullins' charge seemed to take a while to get the hang of hurdling but he could hardly have finished with more of a flourish having completed a hat-trick at three of the four main National Hunt Festivals including the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. He's up against some decent opposition here however including Sword Of Destiny, a Grade 3 hurdles winner who made a fine start over fences behind Buckers Bridge at Punchestown, and Darwins Fox, who wasn't disgraced behind Oscars Well on the same track.