It’s another busy day as we have 17 horses declared for Navan and we double up in plenty of races.
The first race is a maiden hurdle where we have MR LINGO who was the winner of his point to point. It’s great to get the covers off this one. Jack Kennedy will be taking the ride. TEXARD is our second runner in this. /he has been placed in a few hurdle events and Keith Donoghue will be riding.
Next is the Navan Novice Hurdle which is a Grade 2. We have a potential stable star in the shape of ANDY DUFRESNE going forward. This is the natural progression for him and we hope he can handle graded company. Mark Walsh will ride. CONFLATED also goes for this race too. It looks the perfect race to pick up a bit of prize money with only 4 runners. Jack Kennedy will ride.
We have plenty for the next race, the Grade B Tara Handicap Hurdle. CRACKING SMART has Sean O’Keeffe on board who takes of a valuable 5lbs. MENGLI KHAN was 4th last time in a chase and has been switched back to hurdles to freshen him up. Jack Kennedy will be riding. COUNT SIMON was pulled up last time but held good form before that. Brian Hayes has been given the ride. Lastly we have PRESENT IN COURT who will be running for the first time since the summer and will be fresh for this. Denis O’Regan will be riding.
A few less horse in the next for us where we have two runners, LAST MINUTE MAN and RUN WILD FRED. The first will have come on for his run last time out and will have Keith in the saddle. The latter was a nice 3rd on his seasonal reappearance and will be partnered by Jack Kennedy.
Only 1 runner for the rated novice chase, DIAMOND TURF. This horse was a very close 3rd last time and it fit and ready for this. Jack Kennedy will take the ride.
It’s the same story for the next race too with FINAL LIST. Sean O’Keeffe will be on this, meaning we’ll be claiming again. He’ll be top weight so any reduction will be a big help.
Back to multiple runners for the handicap chase where we will be claiming off GUN DIGGER with Sean O’Keeffe again. GRAINEYHILL will also be getting a run in this. He has been knocking on the door recently and will have Jack Kennedy on board. Lastly we have MINELLA TILL DAWN who was a nice third last time. We’d be hopeful of a similar run, Mark Walsh rides.
Finally we have the listed bumper which looks a very exciting race. We have a nice horse in the shape of PENCILFULLOFLEAD who was a winner of a winners bumper at Down Royal last time out, Jamie Codd will be on board. Our other runner is FANTASIO D’ALENE who will be partnered by the in form Lisa O’Neill.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.