Monday tips for Navan – Irish horse racing best bets
Monday tips for Navan – Today’s Irish racing best bets
With only one meeting going to post in Ireland as a new week of racing action gets underway we pick out our Monday tips for Navan and best bets through the seven-race card.
A new week of Irish horse racing action kicks off on Monday and the day’s fixture over the sticks comes from Navan where a seven-race card awaits punters. We’ve looked over the day’s Irish racing action to pick out our Monday tips for Navan and best bets on the card.
IRISH HORSE RACING BEST BETS – MONDAY TIPS FOR NAVAN
1:55 Navan – Simonstown Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m4f
NOW WHERE OR WHEN has shown enough to suggest he’s up to winning a small race and Stuart Crawford’s charge can get off the mark now.
The Where Or When gelding has finished third in both starts over hurdles last campaign and he’s returned this term to again finish in the frame in a couple of bumper starts including behind Three Stripe Life who contested at the Cheltenham Festival.
His last start over hurdles saw him finish almost 20 lengths behind Wingin A Prayer at Down Royal last March, eventually crossing the line in third; that form is fair but nothing special and this doesn’t look a particularly deep contest.
This step up in trip back over hurdles could unlock a jolt of improvement and his rider’s 7lb claim is noteworthy; he could be worth chancing then returning to obstacles to give a good account and there’s every chance he can go close here.
2:25 Navan – Boyne Valley Maiden Hurdle (Div I) (4yo) 2m
KING ARTHUR’S SWORD was 80 rated on the flat but ran a shocker on his hurdles debut at Gowran Park earlier in the month; however the heavy ground might not have suited and he could do better faced with a less testing surface.
Michael O’Callaghan’s Camelot gelding didn’t jump well in that first foray over hurdles where better was expected given he was sent off favourite; but it is early days and there could be better to come from him on this quicker ground.
His best run on the flat came on good ground so the drying conditions can help and open to improvement following that first experience of hurdling he can prove a different proposition now.
3:25 Navan – Slane Mares Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m
CATHMART DESJY probably found the trip too much in the heavy ground when pulled up at Fairyhouse in January, but the Maresca Sorrento mare showed up well latest when returning from a break to find only one too good at this venue earlier in the month.
That run came over this trip where she was beaten ten lengths by Santa Rossa who looked a smart prospect so there might be little caste lost in that defeat.
She arguably sets the standard on that performance and she’ open to improvement on the back of the experience so may well do better and the drying ground could show Joseph O’Brien’s charge in a better light so she’s taken to get off the mark now.
4:00 Navan – Skryne Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m
BOLD GETAWAY was far from disgraced on his hurdles debut at Leopardstown when last seen, eventually finishing fourth to Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle third Gaillard Du Mesnil in a race has that worked out really well given the first three have all won since.
Placed in a point-to-point prior to that run Denise Foster’s charge is likely to improve for that initial experience which came on the back of a three months’ break following his switch from the pointing ranks and he could be hard to beat with a repeat of that debut effort despite dropping back to the minimum trip.
The Getaway gelding looks to have been found a decent opportunity for him to get off the mark and this is a lot easier than that Leopardstown outing so he ought to go close.