October 18 / 14.45 Navan

14.45

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Navan Racing Festival Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now Maiden

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Navan Racing Festival Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now Maiden

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 302662

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Placed in six of her 12 races; could not be considered progressive but still has plenty going for her, since she has competed respectably in handicaps and will be better suited by this trip than the 7f at which she was second in a maiden at Down Royal last month.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Greek Flower

9st 1lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: John James Feane

Built on 5f Navan maiden win when beating 18 rivals over 6f here on Tuesday; travelled well once she consented to settle and big player again; 1lb well in under her penalty.

5/1

1st

12

(17)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Greek Flower

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, towards rear, smooth headway towards near side 2f out, ridden and went fourth inside final furlong, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Outran his odds when third to the 90-rated Yosemite Valley on debut over 6f at the Curragh; has an edge over Never Cry Never on that running.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(12)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Galway

Nouvel Espoir

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: James M Barcoe

Outran his odds when third to the 90-rated Yosemite Valley on debut over 6f at the Curragh; beaten by the 70-rated Greek Flower over 5f at Navan but still appeals here as a relatively unexposed type; 7f should suit.

9/4

5th

4

(12)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Galway

Nouvel Espoir

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: James M Barcoe

Outran his odds when third to the 90-rated Yosemite Valley on debut over 6f at the Curragh; beaten by the 70-rated Greek Flower over 5f at Navan but still appeals here as a relatively unexposed type; 7f should suit.

9/4

2nd

9

(17)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Nouvel Espoir

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James M Barcoe

prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden and faced challenge, headed and kept on inside final 110yds, no match for winner

4/1

3rd
11 (16)
Cholita

20/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -80538

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Reasonable form in sprint handicaps but has a tough task off 52.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Cholita

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Sarah Lynam

Wasn't beaten far in handicaps over the summer and sound efforts in maidens last twice, incl' over 5f here; chance if as good over this trip.

13/2

3rd

5

(7)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cholita

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Sarah Lynam

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent under 2f out, disputing second over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

9/2

3rd

11

(16)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Cholita

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Sarah Lynam

soon midfield, headway over 1f out, pressed leaders inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

20/1

Form: -38509

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Ran once in France at two; shaped well when third over C&D on soft ground here in May on Irish debut; below that level on good ground and AW since; could outrun her 57 rating on easier going.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

12

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Ferrari Desert

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: E J O’Neill

took keen hold, midfield, headway over 2f out, prominent over 1f out, soon no extra

12/1

9th

3

(5)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ferrari Desert

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: E J O’Neill

Highly promising return when third in a Navan maiden but hasn't replicated that form over further since; workable mark if the drop back in trip helps spark a revival.

10/1

Form: 6

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Lack of experience was probably a factor on his debut at the Curragh but concerning that he got outpaced over 6f; needs to reverse form with third-placed Nouvel Espoir.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Stack

Got upset in the stalls when contesting a 5f maiden at Navan last month, fifth to Greek Flower (a handicap winner since) was a respectable effort in the circumstances, and he was a neck in front of today's rival First Gentleman; ran about the place when fifth over 7f here two weeks ago; interesting now with cheekpieces on and Colin Keane aboard.

15/8

5th

2

(10)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Dundalk (AW)

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: J A Stack

Got upset in the stalls when contesting a 5f maiden at Navan three weeks ago; fifth to Greek Flower (a handicap winner since) was a respectable effort in the circumstances; 7f should suit.

8/1

5th

8

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Lack of experience was probably a factor on his debut at the Curragh but concerning that he got outpaced over 6f; needs to reverse form with third-placed Nouvel Espoir.

8/1

Form: 323378

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Clear prospects on his best form but there are several negatives attached to his profile too; beaten favourite on four occasions since a promising debut at the Curragh in May; appears to have lost form, though run was too bad to be true in 6f Curragh maiden in which Nouvel Espoir was third.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(1)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Placed on his first five starts, now looks regressive but could feature in this company since he is rated the equal of Cross Border and finished only just behind Never Cry Never when sixth at Navan.

7/2

6th

4

(15)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Clear prospects on his best form but there are several negatives attached to his profile too; beaten favourite on four occasions since a promising debut at the Curragh in May; appears to have lost form, though run was too bad to be true in 6f Curragh maiden in which Nouvel Espoir was third.

9/2

8/1

Form: 359

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Promise when third of 14 over 6f on debut at Dundalk in March; two lesser 5f turf runs dent confidence, including fifth in a Cork event in which Beaumadier was second; first run since April, so has had time to mature.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(8)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:47 Dundalk (AW)

Billboa

10st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Browne

prominent, soon went third, ridden and headway towards near side over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

3/1

1st

1

(8)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Billboa

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Browne

made virtually all, ridden towards near side when faced challenge 1f out, kept on well when edged left inside final 110yds, readily

11/4

2nd

1

(4)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Billboa

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Browne

prominent, went second over 1f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

8/1

Form: -00075

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise when 250-1 chance over C&D in May on the last of six maiden runs; made late headway then, similar over 7f at Down Royal last month in her first handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

15

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Second Fiddle

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: C P Donoghue

Showed some promise when 250-1 chance over C&D in May on the last of six maiden runs; made late headway then, similar over 7f at Down Royal last month in her first handicap.

33/1

5th

7

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:10 Down Royal

Second Fiddle

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: C P Donoghue

Showed some promise when 250-1 chance at Navan in May on the last of six maiden runs; perhaps capable of making an impression in her first handicap.

14/1

9th
14 (5)
Mimosa Park

14/1

Form: 03767

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Best of five starts was when third (beaten 8l) in a 7f Leopardstown maiden in testing ground; below that form in three subsequent starts, the latest at Naas last Saturday with first-time tongue-tie and blinkers.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

14

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Mimosa Park

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

Best of five starts was when third (beaten 8l) in a 7f Leopardstown maiden in testing ground; below that form in three subsequent starts, the latest at Naas last Saturday with first-time tongue-tie and blinkers.

14/1

7th

9

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:10 Naas

Mimosa Park

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

dwelt start, midfield, rapid headway and prominent after 2f, went second after 3f, led under 3f out, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

6th

2

(5)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 93y

18:45 Roscommon

Mimosa Park

9st 3lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, some headway under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

25/1

50/1

Form: 9-0750

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Generally modest form since showing some ability in nurseries here and at Naas in 2021; managed one good run in 2022, over 5f at Tipperary; rating down 18lb from a high of 67.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Eyed Girl

8st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Brian Nolan

slowly away, raced in last and detached throughout

16/1

10th

17

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Wild Eyed Girl

9st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Brian Nolan

Generally modest form since showing some ability in nurseries here and at Naas in 2021; managed one good run in 2022, over 5f at Tipperary; rating down 18lb from a high of 67.

50/1

23th

8

(18)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Wild Eyed Girl

9st 8lb

J: Dean Curran

T: Brian Nolan

raced near side, towards rear of midfield, weakened 2f out

25/1

OUR TIP

100/1

Form: 000490

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 42

Form & Verdict
No apparent change in a maiden judging by his basement handicap rating.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ceres Ring

8st 12lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Andrew Slattery

Rated only 36 and has been well beaten on last number of starts; tongue-tie; others preferred.

33/1

12th

14

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Ceres Ring

8st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Modest maiden and handicap form; makes little appeal here.

25/1

12/1

Form: 426660

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Best display when runner-up in a 5f maiden at Cork in April; not at that level since; down the field on handicap debut at Cork last month.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Beaumadier

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: M C Grassick

Best display when runner-up in a 5f maiden at Cork in April; not at that level since; down the field on handicap debut at Cork last month.

12/1

11th

4

(13)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:30 Cork

Beaumadier

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M C Grassick

Best run when runner-up in a 5f maiden here in April but hasn't been at that level since; has a chance on h'cap debut if back to best; tongue-tie added.

18/1

6th

2

(9)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:45 Tipperary

Beaumadier

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

soon led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

14/1

33/1

Form: 7

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Slowly away and never involved on debut over 7f at Down Royal; shorter trip is hardly ideal on that evidence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Haalim

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Anthony McCann

reared start and slowly away, towards rear, midfield halfway

16/1

8th

9

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Haalim

9st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Anthony McCann

Lightly raced 4yo didn't land a blow on handicap debut here (7f) in November; back in trip here with hood tried.

20/1

9th

7

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Haalim

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Anthony McCann

Showed some ability in a 6f maiden here latest; up in trip here and the champion jockey booked; interesting on handicap debut.

16/1

200/1

Form: 00

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Towards the rear first time out at Dundalk; tailed off last at Navan; new stable now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ginnos Port

9st 10lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: James Coyle

Has finished in the rear on all three starts; can be left out of calculations.

100/1

14th

5

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Ginnos Port

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James Coyle

Towards the rear first time out at Dundalk; tailed off last at Navan; new stable now.

200/1

13th

1

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:40 Navan

Ginnos Port

10st 0lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Leanne Breen

Towards the rear on Dundalk debut last month when hooded; best watched.

66/1

200/1

Form: 8000

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has finished last on all four starts; drop in trip is unlikely to make a big difference.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

6

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

Has finished last on all four starts; drop in trip is unlikely to make a big difference.

200/1

11th

4

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

Hasn't beaten a single rival in three maidens and can't be fancied.

100/1

11th

5

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Philip M Byrne

Failed to beat a single rival in two maidens and no apparent chance here.

150/1

Non-runners

Bear Cub, Wayside Lady

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €9.50
Straight Forecast €8.51
Trifecta €49.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Greek Flower

The Irish Sun:

Never Cry Never

TOPSPEED:

First Gentleman

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Greek Flower

POSTDATA:

Greek Flower