Navan tips for Tuesday – Our best Irish racing bets
Get our Navan tips for Tuesday as we look through the day’s Irish racing fixture on the flat.
The jumps returned to the Irish racing calendar on Monday, but there’s no action over the sticks on Tuesday with only a flat racing card going to post at Navan where there are eight races taking place at the Meath track to join three meetings in the UK.
We take a look over the day’s Irish racing and give our Navan tips for Tuesday.
NAVAN TIPS FOR TUESDAY
2:00 Navan – NavanRacecourse.ie Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 5½f
BOUGHTINTHEDARK posted a significant career-best effort to get off the mark in good style over this course and distance earlier in the month and Denis Hogan’s charge can quickly follow up.
The Dandy Man filly has looked exposed in her prior runs, but she took a big step forward to post what appeared a ready success over Sestriere where she struck by four lengths having travelled well in the race before forging clear for the win.
The handicapper has reacted harshly to that success, hitting her with a whopping 15lbs rise in the ratings which will certainly make life tougher in her follow-up bid. But young Joey Sheridan is excellent value for his 7lbs claim and offsets a decent chunk of that rise with his allowance.
He should be sharper with that run under his belt and if turning out in similar form he could go well here to quickly double his win tally.
2:30 Navan – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo+) 5f
Illetas and SHOOTING SPIRIT finished runner-up and fifth respectively in what might prove to be an above average maiden contest in time and Joseph O’Brien’s charge is taken to overturn those places here.
The Lope De Vega colt had filled the same spot on debut but showed improvement in that latest run and he’s 4lbs better off now with the reopposing runner-up which can help him to close the gap. Slightly easier ground here may also help and he’s open to further progress so may be able to improve past Tony Mullins’ runner who is also set to improve on that effort.
There is a suspicion though that that one was seen to better effect and the selection could improve past him to get off the mark at the third attempt.
The form of that last run has been given a boost with the winner and third horses home both running well in Listed company since and with the O’Brien horses now finding a bit of form he can go close here to open his account.
3:00 Navan – Kilberry Handicap (3yo 45-70) 5f
LADY MAURA possibly found herself stretched by the longer trip at Leopardstown recently but the Muhaarar filly could be worth chancing to bounce back returning to shorter.
Johnny Murtagh has his string in decent fettle at present and his representative here had been in good form on the all-weather prior to that last run, making the frame twice which included over this trip when finishing only one length behind On Tick.
That latest outing was her first in three months but she’ll be sharper now and has a good draw against the rail to help her. She’s still unexposed on turf with only three starts on the surface and with the yard showing a +£24 profit with its’ runners over the past fortnight she looks worth chancing to return to winning form now back sprinting.
4:00 Navan – Oristown Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-70) 1m5f
It could be worth chancing PRINCESS ZOE to make a winning debut on her first run for new handler Tony Mullins with the Jukebox Jury mare joining from a spell in Germany where she showed some useful form.
Formerly with Stefan Richter she struck twice in her younger days and kept busy in 2019 she posted a series of solid in-the-frame efforts including when last seen finding only one too good at Hoppegarten behind Pour Le Coeur.
Stepping up in trip and making her first start for her new handler where she’s thrust straight into a handicap she could prove to have scope from a mark of just 64 and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a big run from her in a relatively ordinary contest.