Navan Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets On Sunday, November 21
Navan Horse Racing Tips – Sunday, November 21
Sunday Irish horse racing comes from Navan, where they host a seven-race card. Our Irish expert has selected these top bets on the card which you can check out below.
Hollow Games (13:50 Navan)
The feature Grade 3 Hurdle on the card looks to concern both Gordon Elliot runners. Ginto was an impressive winner of a Navan bumper back in February before making his hurdling debut earlier this month when making all over 2m4f. That was a great start to life over hurdles but he could be up against it with jockey Davy Russell electing to ride HOLLOW GAMES, who will be looking to make it five wins from five starts.
The five-year-old gelding was foot perfect on hurdle debut at Down Royal and only needed to be shaken up on the run-in by Davy Russell to win by over six lengths.
Both Gordon Elliot runners hold future Grade 1 entries at the end of November and between them have won seven out of eight starts. Hollow Games appears to be the classier of the two at this stage, however, it will be interesting to see how they both progress up the ranks as the season continues.
Fissa (14:20 Navan)
Trainer Henry De Bromhead will be confident of winning this contest, with Gaspard Du Seuil holding obvious claims after finishing runner up in his last two starts. It was disappointing to see that FISSA couldn’t get the job done for the same trainer last time out at Downpatrick when finishing third in a Maiden hurdle. However, the six-year-old may have needed that reappearance as it was his first start since May.
Prior to that setback last time out, Fissa had shown some solid form behind Julies Stowaway at Clonmel when only beaten a nose over 2m4f. That form was boosted when the winner that day went on to score again at Ballinrobe soon after.
This will be just the fifth start over hurdles for Fissa on Sunday, and with the step-up in trip promising to suit Henry De Bromhead’s runner, there should be plenty of improvement forthcoming at this stage of his career. With Rachael Blackmore back in the saddle, Fissa should strip fitter for that return to action and can make a winning handicap debut.
Cayd Boy (15:20 Navan)
CAYD BOY put in a very neat round of jumping when finishing in front of Mt Leinster in a Beginners Chase at Wexford in October. The six-year-old sat in behind the leaders that day and made his challenge turning for home but found Take All’s burst of speed too much when going down by 1l.
There wasn’t much between Cayd Boy and Mt Leinster on ratings over hurdles but Liz Doyle’s charge was slightly superior, winning a competitive Handicap hurdle at Down Royal in October 2020 before having a tilt at the Grade 3 County Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival earlier this year, where he ran respectably and finished in mid-division.
There will be little separating Mt Leinster and Cayd Boy once again but the six-year-old can confirm that form from their recent encounter, where Cayd Boy looked much more straightforward at his fences and will be better suited by the slight increase in trip compared to the Willie Mullins runner.