Irish racing tips – Best bets at Navan on Saturday

Saturday horse racing best bets. Irish racing tips for Navan and Gowran Park.Saturday horse racing best bets. Irish racing tips for Navan and Gowran Park.

Irish racing best bets at Navan

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Saturday and we’ve picked out our best bets at Navan.

The Grade Three Flying Bolt Novice Chase is the feature of Saturday’s meeting at Navan which offers some complementary action to the classy horse racing taking place in the UK.

Getting underway from 1.40pm for a seven race card we’ve picked out our best bets at Navan on Saturday.


2:13 Navan – Racing Again March 13th Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m

SANTA ROSSA is chanced to upset likely favourite Manitopark AA and Dermot McLoughlin’s charge can go well on her return from a lengthy absence.

A dual-winner in bumpers which includes a Grade Two at Leopardstown she locked horns with McFabulous and Colreevy in subsequent Graded bumper runs at Aintree and Punchestown during the 2018/19 season.

The Jeremy mare ran well on her hurdles debut at Fairyhouse when last seen last January, finishing third to Exit Poll and beaten four lengths; that form is solid with the race throwing up several winners since while her bumper form is strong and there’s likely better to come.

Assuming she’s fully wound up ahead of her reappearance from a 406-day absence she could produce a big peformance.

3:58 Navan – Flyingbolt Novice Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) 2m

Scarlet And Dove could be a tough nut to crack if none the worse for her fall last time; but EDEN DU HOUX is chanced against her having run better than the bare result when last seen at Leopardstown and the Diamond Boy gelding can bounce back.

Henry de Bromhead’s charge had won his two previous outings at Clonmel and Naas, beating Jack Hackett by six lengths on the latter occasion and his latest run came in a competitive and valuable handicap won by A Wave Of The Sea.

That race was arguably stronger than this despite this one carrying Grade Three status and the bare minimum trip will suit so he could bounce back with a winning effort.

Best bets at Navan on Saturday. Henry de Bromhead can win the feature Flyingbolt Novice Chase.

Best bets at Navan on Saturday. Henry de Bromhead can win the feature Flyingbolt Novice Chase.

4:33 Navan – Navan Members Veterans Handicap Chase (10yo+) 3m

SE MO LAOCH returned from nine months off to find only one too good over hurdles at Punchestown back in December and the Golden Tornado gelding bounced back from unseating his rider at Punchestown in the Grand National Trial to go close over course and distance latest.

He was only thwarted by a miracle ride by Hugh Morgan on the winner Young Dev who despite losing his irons got up to score by three parts of a length and a 3lbs rise for that outing looks very fair.

Brian McMahon’s charge could go one better if able to repeat that effort and if this doesn’t come too soon then he ought to go well under his good amateur in what looks a slightly easier contest.

5:05 Navan – Mares Handicap Chase (5yo+) 2m4f

This might be sharp enough for ASKANN but the Ask mare is chanced nonetheless given she’s a consistent sort who should continue to give a good account.

Mervyn Torrens’ charge has made the frame in each of her last four starts, latterly finishing around nine lengths’ third to Midnight Maestro at Leopardstown in December during the Christmas Festival.

She has twice placed over this trip in the past but her best runs have admittedly come over further than this trip; however with a couple of front-runners in the field there could be a decent pace which might bring her stamina into play and she still looks fairly treated off this mark with Simon Torrens taking 5lbs off her back.

If not inconvenienced too much for the shorter trip then the consistent sort ought to be in the mix again.