Sunday 24 November horse racing tips – O’Brien’s 11/2 chance can post a big run at Navan
Get Brian Healy's race-by-race horse racing tips and best bets for Sunday's UK and Irish fixtures from Uttoxeter and Navan, featuring the Troytown Chase.
The week ends with just two fixtures going to post following the loss of Exeter’s Sunday jumps card, leaving racing from Uttoxeter, as well as Navan in Ireland where the competitive Troytown Handicap Chase is the feature of the day.
Navan (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.30pm (7 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) – 1.10 – 3.40pm (6 races)
BRIAN HEALY’S NAP OF THE DAY – SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER
2.00 Navan – TRIPLICATE (11/2, Bet365)
(2.00) TRIPLICATE (11/2, Bet365) was a smart hurdler last term, winning twice which included a defeat of Aramon, and Joseph O’Brien’s charge was far from disgraced back from a nine month break at Down Royal earlier in the month in the WKD Hurdle where he finished third to Coeur Sublime.
The Galileo gelding possibly needed that outing, and he should strip fitter for the return; while the switch to chasing could unlock further improvmement.
This is a decent contest for his first foray into chasing, but he could have the scope to cope with the larger obstacles where he can make a winning introduction in this discipline where he looks the pick of the JP McManus-owned trio.
(2.30) THE BIG LENSE (20/1, Ladbrokes) was an early casualty when unseating in the Munster National at Limerick last month, but the Court Cave gelding had won here the time before and might be worth chancing to bounce back to winning ways.
Also a Listowel winner over a shorter trip than this, he wasn’t unfancied in that big handicap last time out, but he departed the race at the seventh fence following a bad blunder having been slightly hampered. However, he had jumped well the time before, and Gordon Elliott’s charge remains with scope to do better over fences where he remains relatively unexposed.
This handicap mark doesn’t look beyond him, and he is 2-3 over fences while sporting cheekpieces so could be capable of a big effort here if that recent mishap hasn’t dented his confidence.
12.30 – Francin
1.00 – Abacadabras
1.30 – Encore Lui
2.00 – Triplicate
2.30 – The Big Lense
3.00 – Fit To Be Tied
3.30 – The Getaway Star
(1.40) BALLADAME (8/1, Bet365) has offered something to work with in both her starts in bumpers, and the Ballingarry filly can continue her progression now faced with hurdles.
Tom George’s charge has made the frame both times, finding only one too strong at Ffos Las on her debut back in May, and then finishing three lengths’ third to High Change back at the Welsh track in June.
The runner-up from that race has won twice since, and she can improve now tackling obstacles although this much softer ground is an unknown, having to date only raced on good ground. Nevertheless, if she handles the conditions then she could go close on her hurdles debut, and no surprise if she goes well here.
(2.10) CEANN SIBHEAL (20/1, BetVictor) could be worth chancing despite his outsiders’ price to get back on the winning trail with the benefit of a run under his belt, and the Flemensfirth gelding can do better than his recent return where he pulled up at Chepstow.
That was his debut for new handler Tracey Leeson, and it came over hurdles on the back of a near-600 day absence so the run might have been needed. However, he was a winner both over hurdles and fences for previous handler Warren Greatrex, and he can improve with a run under his belt.
His last success came over the larger obstacles at Uttoxeter back in February 2018 in heavy ground, and he is back over fences here from just 4lbs higher in the weights. Conditions here ought not to present a problem, and likely to strip fitter for his reappearance he could post a big effort.
1.10 – Idee De Garde
1.40 – Balladame
2.10 – Ceann Sibheal
2.40 – Coole Cody
3.10 – Lickpenny Larry
3.40 – Rubytwo