Irish racing best bets for Navan – Tips for Saturday’s card in Ireland

Irish racing best bets on Saturday. Tips for Navan and Wexford.Irish racing best bets on Saturday. Tips for Navan and Wexford.

Irish racing best bets for Navan

Just one meeting heads to post in Ireland on Saturday where a flat racing card awaits punters and we’ve picked out our Irish racing best bets for Navan.

Racing in Ireland continues on Saturday with just one meeting going to post for punters to puzzle over and the action comes on the flat from Navan where an eight-race card will unfold.

We’ve looked over the day’s racing action to pick out our Irish racing best bets for Navan and tips for the card.


2:00 Navan – Welcome Back To Navan Racecourse Nursery Handicap (2yo) 5½f

ARCH ENEMY found some improvement to run out a ready winner of a big-field event at the Curragh earlier in the month and it might be worth chancing on the Alhebayeb filly to go in again now she’s got her head in front.

Michael Mulvaney’s charge struck by a half-length when registering that first victory but she had threatened the time before that it wouldn’t be long before she was winning and a 4lbs rise for that success looks fair with the potential for better to come.

A few of those rivals she vanquished last time reoppose here and while at the weights she’ll have a bit more on her plate to uphold the form she ought nonetheless to be competitive and she can win again.

2:32 Navan – Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race) (2yo) 5f

ARGES had found some form earlier in the campaign to finish runner-up twice in starts at Naas and Sligo at the beginning of the month and the Fast Company filly can shed her maiden tag here.

John Joseph Murphy’s charge found Listed company too much last time out at the Curragh when finishing ninth to Head Mistress but ought to appreciate this less exacting company and can quickly bounce back with a better effort.

He has a achieved a rating of 80 which sets the standard in this company and le looks to hold solid claims on the pick of his maiden form of getting off the mark here.

Irish racing best bets for Navan. Jessica Harrington can turn out a Navan winner on Saturday.

Irish racing best bets for Navan. Jessica Harrington can turn out a Navan winner on Saturday.

3:42 Navan – Treo Eile, Retraining Ireland’s Racehorses Handicap (3yo+) 1m

HIMALAYAN BEAUTY wasn’t seen to best effect when down the field at Leopardstown earlier in the month but Jessica Harrington’s charge is given another chance having struck the time before at Gowran Park and the The Gurkha filly could bounce back here.

She had twice finished runner-up earlier in the season at Gowran Park and Roscommon and her breakthrough victory back at Gowran came in first-time cheekpieces which are retained today.

Forgiven her latest effort it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her posting a better effort this time around on quicker ground and she can make her presence felt.

4:15 Navan – Kilberry Handicap (3yo 45-70) 1m6f

Lightly-raced CALVADOS could be the answer back on the flat having made a winning breakthrough over hurdles latest at Ballinrobe and John McConnell’s charge has shaped quite well in this sphere having finished fourth at Killarney on his last flat foray.

The Vadamos filly was beaten around four lengths on that occasion but both the second and sixth have won since and the handicapper has eased her 1lb following that run although Siobhan Rutledge’s 7lbs claim takes further weight off her back and from an effective rating of just 48 here she could take some beating back on the flat.

Still relatively unexposed on the flat she ought to go well and if bringing her winning hurdles form back to this discipline then there’s every chance she can collect this prize.