Navan

  • 12:45 Irish Form Book 'Monksfield' Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,374 4th €1,125
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.10s
  • Off time: 12:45:40
12:45 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Benbulben (IRE) 5/2
2nd Rebel Fitz (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4-21211 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 42
Nag me
6 11-6 M Winters R Walsh 4/15.00
2 B5322-1 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-3 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 4/15.00
4 11-12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make A Track (IRE) 17
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5 11-3 C F Swan D N Russell 7/18.00
5 1411-S1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-3 G Elliott D J Condon 5/23.50
6 111 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 N Meade P Carberry 9/43.25
7 1423-PU RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Tullintain (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 t R Tyner A E Lynch 66/167.00
Non runners
37/42-112Just For Joe (IRE)511-3Mrs H LeeJ R Barry

Verdict

Rebel Fitz tackles this trip for the first time and has weight to concede all round though he's won so easily on his last two starts that he looks sure to be in the firing-line. TEXAS JACK retained his unbeaten record with a very impressive victory over Make A Track at Clonmel and looks destined for the top. The runner-up appears unlikely to reverse the form while Just For Joe's defeat by Best Served Cold at Galway wouldn't be good enough for this. Jetson is progressing at a rate of knots and can get involved, however, while Mount Benbulben would probably have been unbeaten in his last four but for slipping up at Galway and is a very nice prospect.