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5:05 Navan (IRE) 4 Mar 2017

Newgrange Veterans Handicap Chase

(10yo+) 3m Heavy 17 fences
1st €12,915 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,890 4th €840 5th €315


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
10 1013 p 127 84 137
b g Old Vic - Spirit Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders, mistake in 5th at 5th, dropped to rear after 12th, no impression in moderate 4th after 3 out, closed under pressure after next and improved between horses to lead at last, stayed on well to assert run-in (op 7/2)
12 105 p 123 77 130
b g Bob Back (USA) - Starry Lady (IRE) (Marju)
Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, going well in 3rd before 3 out, bad mistake next and soon ridden in 3rd, closed under pressure to challenge at last, kept on well without matching winner run-in (op 5/1)
3  8 [11¾]
10 102 tp 113 59 111
b g Spartacus (IRE) - Heart Of The Ocean (IRE) (Soviet Lad)
Soon disputed until settled behind leader in 2nd, led 8th until joined before next, soon headed until regained lead 10th, joined after 5 out and disputed until led narrowly after 2 out, joined and headed before last, weakened in 3rd run-in (op 8/1)
4  [14½]
11 110 125 68 123
ch g Snurge (IRE) - African Waters (IRE) (Be My Native)
Led for most until mistake 8th and headed, disputed before next and soon regained lead, joined after 5 out and disputed until headed narrowly after 2 out, remained prominent until mistake last and no impression in 4th after, weakened
5  77 [91½]
12 102 113 32
b g Bishop Of Cashel - Tullabards Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Towards rear early until improved behind leaders from 2nd, 3rd after 8th, weakened in 4th after 5 out, tailed off after next (op 9/1)
11 120 b 139
b g Curtain Time (IRE) - Sailors Run (IRE) (Roselier)
Held up in rear, pushed along in moderate 6th after 4 out and no impression, pulled up before next (jockey said the gelding never travelled and was pulled up; vet reported the gelding to be post race normal but noted a small skin wound on the outside of his left pastern) (op 9/4 tchd 5/2)
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