We didn’t have any runners yesterday which gave us a welcome break. We have 9 runners in Navan today where the going is soft to heavy.
We have two runners in the first, the rated novices hurdle where there are only 5 runners. FLOUEUR heads the weights having won twice over in France. This will be the geldings first run for us and we hope he can keep up the good streak. Davy Russell has been booked to ride. TRONADOR is our second runner and gets a big weight for age allowance being the only 4yo in the field. Denis O’Regan has been booked to ride.
Next up we have LAST MINUTE MAN in the maiden hurdle, a considerably bigger field than the first race. The going will be more to his liking then last time out and he’s been in the money on his last two outings. Keith has been jocked up on this horse again.
We bring three for the feature Navan Handicap Hurdle Grade B; COKO BEACH, THE BOSSES OSCAR and CLONDAW NATIVE. Coko Beach is up to Graded standard, hence his lofty weight. The Bosses Oscar has been running very well since he has joined us and this will be his first step in Graded company, he will be off a nice weight and will have Davy Russell riding. Clondaw Native rounds off the trio and will be having his first start after a long lay off. He is kindly treated in the weights and we hope he can make a nice return to the track for connections.
Another handicap hurdle follows suit, where we have CHERIF DE L’ISLE, another who has hit the cross-bar on his most recent starts. Taking into account the claimers on the other horses this horse will end up being top weight. It’ll be a competitive race where Davy Russell will be in the hot seat.
Not letting up we have PRINCE OF SCARS in the Beginners Chase over 3 miles. This horse should improve from his last run, which he probably would have needed having been his first run over fences. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
We skip the penultimate race and have one in the bumper; ESKYLANE. This horse was second on his last outing where the third horse has since won a bumper by 6 lengths. He made a lot of headway late on and you would hope he can build on that here today. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.