Navan Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets On Saturday, December 4

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Navan Horse Racing Tips – Saturday, December 4

Saturday’s Irish horse racing action comes from Navan, which plays host to a quality eight-race card. Our Irish horse racing expert has identified his top bets on the card which you can check out below.


Duffle Coat (1.08 Navan)

Flooring Porter took this last year on route to Stayers’ Hurdle glory and if there is a future Grade 1 winner in this line-up then it could well be DUFFLE COAT.

Gordon Elliott’s charge comes into this a perfect 4-4 over hurdles, his most recent success coming in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham last November where he accounted for subsequent Triumph Hurdle runner-up Adagio.

That run in isolation makes him look well-treated sent handicapping in this sphere off a mark of 143, particularly as he looked a strong stayer in those hurdle runs, suggesting that there could be improvement to come now stepped up to 3m.

A few recent flat outings should have put him spot on for this assignment, and the booking of Davy Russell suggests that connections are confident of a bold showing.

Navan horse racing tips. Gordon Elliott's Duffle Coat looks a well-handicapped runner on the card's Grade B Handicap Hurdle.

Navan horse racing tips. Gordon Elliott’s Duffle Coat looks like a well-handicapped runner in the card’s Grade B Handicap Hurdle.


Keskonrisk (2.18 Navan)

Picked up for an eye-watering £370,000 after landing a Fairyhouse bumper back in January 2020, KESKONRISK showed some useful form in four hurdles outings last season, including a third in Grade 1 company to subsequent runaway Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Appreciate It.

He has the size and scope to make a significant mark in this sphere, and it is fascinating that connections have moved him to the champion trainer Willie Mullins’ yard since last seen.

This intermediate 2m4f distance looks about perfect for Keskonrisk on seasonal reappearance, and only minimum improvement on his peak hurdles efforts will be required for him to feature in this beginners’ chase.


Golden Jewel (2.53 Navan)

Although running from 3lb out of the handicap is far from ideal, GOLDEN JEWEL still comes into this running from just shy of a stone below his hurdles mark and that makes him a very attractive proposition for this Grade B Handicap Chase.

Edward Cawley’s 9yo ran well in defeat behind the smart Epson Du Houx at Cork last month and that run strongly suggested that a return to the winner’s enclosure was imminent.

That form reads well in the context of this race and whilst most of his recent form has come over 2m he has backform to his name over this distance which includes a close second in a Grade B Handicap Hurdle off a pound higher than the mark he currently finds himself racing off.