Saturday Irish racing tips – Best bets at Navan
Saturday Irish racing best bets
While five meetings head to post across the UK on Saturday there is just one meeting taking place in Ireland and we’ve picked out our best bets at Navan on the flat.
Only one meeting heads to post on Saturday in Ireland with a fixture on the flat at Navan where eight races head to post on turf at the County Meath track. Some of the big name trainers have runners on the card and we’ve picked out our Irish racing best bets at Navan on Saturday.
SATURDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT NAVAN
3:00 Navan – Follow Us On Twitter Handicap (3yo 45-70) 1m2f
Emmet Mullins’ string has been in good heart over obstacles and in the hope the trainer’s form continues on the level it may be worth chancing TASHKHAN to step up on past efforts on the all-weather and the Born To Sea gelding could post a big run switching to handicaps on turf.
He’s been well beaten on all three starts on the all-weather over the winter, last seen finishing seventh to Bear Story over one mile there; but he is open to improvement stepping up in trip and now trying turf whre a mark of 57 might underestimate his potential to improve for a shrewd yard.
3:35 Navan – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo) 1m2f
KAILASH shaped with promise on all four starts last term, making the frame in three of those runs and Dermot Weld’s charge can make a winning return to action here.
The Mastercraftsman colt rounded off last campaign by finishing runner-up behind Cleveland at the Curragh over nine furlongs but he ought to be suited by this step up up distance and he’s open to further improvement this term.
He has heavy ground to contend with again here which perhaps isn’t altogether ideal, but he should continue to make his presence felt and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him in the mix again.
4:45 Navan – Racing Again Sunday 25th April (C & G) Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo+) 1m
EARLSWOOD might be worth chancing against Aidan O’Brien’s potentially smart HMS Seahorse and Jonny Murtagh’s charge hasn’t done a lot wrong in his three starts so may be able to put his greater experience to good use.
The Pivotal colt finished third when last seen at the Curragh on his final outing for John Oxx, crossing the line only three-parts of a length behind Arturo Toscanini where he had a subsequent winner behind him from the Ballydoyle camp in Sir Lamorak.
He could be suited by this return to one mile and his shrewd yard is adept at getting improvement out of its’ horses so better can be expected and every chance he can go close here having shown enough to suggest he’s up to winning races.