March 20 / 14.55 Navan

14.55 Navan

Soft To Heavy

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9920.35
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2-21

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point' winner last year was second in a Cork bumper before getting a break; won a Punchestown maiden hurdle (2m4f) on second start in this discipline; looked like he would improve from that but there are mixed messages from the form and this is tougher.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

14:55 Navan

Senior Chief

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, switched right going okay 3 out, ridden to challenge before last, led narrowly when hung left run-in, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

13/2

1st

17

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon pressed leader

10/11

2/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: P-311F

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Failed to win a bumper but improved for going hurdling and up in trip; backed up Clonmel maiden (beating Corbetts Cross) with an emphatic success at Fairyhouse, both approx 2m4f and there with every chance when a faller three out here last time back at 2m; upped further in trip here and good chance of staying; diverted from Cheltenham which could prove a wise move.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

14:55 Navan

Landrake

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

led, soon clear, reduced lead when mistake and pushed along 3 out, faced challenge before last, ridden and headed run-in, kept on well but held towards finish

2/1

1

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 170y

12:00 Navan

Landrake

12st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second after 3rd, mistake 4 out, joined leader going okay when fell 3 out

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
French-bred made winning debut in 2m Limerick maiden in January despite looking in need of further; bare form of that doesn't amount to much but could be an altogether different beast now upped in trip and has to command respect from this yard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

14:55 Navan

Paul Marvel

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

French-bred made winning debut in 2m Limerick maiden in January despite looking in need of further; bare form of that doesn't amount to much but could be an altogether different beast now upped in trip and has to command respect from this yard.

7/4

1st

8

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

raced lazily at times, midfield, niggled along briefly after 4th, disputed lead and pushed along after 3 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden, rallied and led again from last, ran on towards finish, workmanlike

2/1

10/1

Form: 2-2163

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Quite highly-tried before gaining deserved success in 2m4f Down Royal maiden in December and similar level of form when third in Thurles novice last time over same trip; stays further and place claims.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

14:55 Navan

Eye Van

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: R P Cody

Quite highly-tried before gaining deserved success in 2m4f Down Royal maiden in December and similar level of form when third in Thurles novice last time over same trip; stays further and place claims.

10/1

3rd

2

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Thurles

Eye Van

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Gained a deserved success in a Down Royal maiden hurdle in December; can be forgiven a poor run at Fairyhouse latest; stays well and comes into it on his previous form.

9/2

Form: 1-4215 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Second runner for yard; gave Eye Van 8lb and was all out to beat him by half length in a Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m3f) in December; was found to be blowing hard when tailed-off in a Thurles novice subsequently but if he is restored to his best has a major shout here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

14:55 Navan

Santonito

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Second runner for yard; gave Eye Van 8lb and was all out to beat him by half length in a Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m3f) in December; was found to be blowing hard when tailed-off in a Thurles novice subsequently but if he is restored to his best has a major shout here.

3/1

5th

3

22nd Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Santonito

11st 5lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Beaten a nose by Embassy Gardens in a Leopardstown bumper last season; his progression has been the more convincing, ran into Marine Nationale and Hiddenvalley Lake in a pair of autumn maiden hurdles before holding off subsequent winner Eye Van in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month; likely to relish the step up in trip and looks the one to beat.

11/8

1st

1

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

12:05 Clonmel

Santonito

11st 12lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led before 2nd, briefly disputed lead after 6th, mistake 3 out, headed when pushed along before straight, ridden when hampered by faller 2 out, keeping on when made challenge approaching last, led when drifted left towards finish, all out

13/8

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €6.50
Straight Forecast €5.46
Trifecta €13.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Landrake

TOPSPEED:

Paul Marvel

The Irish Sun:

Paul Marvel

RP Ratings (IRE):

Landrake

POSTDATA:

Landrake