16:00 Navan

Saturday 8 June 2019

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:45

www.navanracecourse.ie Handicap (60-90)

2m  |   Good to Yielding  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 3m 43.05s

1
(1)
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: J M Sheridan |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 89
4/1

A stalwart of these types of races.= and a consistent dual purpose performer. The 10lb jockey claim helps his cause, somewhat. Has form on soft ground earlier in his career. Beaten only a length last time out at the Curragh. Obvious chance.

2
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: J A Heffernan |  T: J J Lambe|  OR: 83
25/1

Two runs at 1m for current trainer after two years off the track. Previously in the care of Aidan O'Brien. First attempt at 2m; pedigree suggests the trip will suit. Not one to write off just yet.

3
(4)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: K J Manning |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 81|  C|  D
5/1

Dual purpose performer who has been in excellent form recently. Yard in good form also. Both trip and ground will pose no problem. Appreciates an uphill finish as seen in his victory here last April and last time out at Clonmel.

4
(8)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: W J Lee |  T: E J O'Grady|  OR: 81|  C|  D
9/2

Back to form with a victory over 1m5f here in April (third has won since). Was a ½L behind Kerosin at the Curragh last time out. No reason to see why he won't be involved in the finish here.

5
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: G F Carroll |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 80
20/1

One of two four-year-olds in the line up and the second runner in the line up for the yard. Ran here seven days ago finishing last of five (1m5f). Pedigree doesn't scream stamina but that's not always indicative. May be best watched this time.

6
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: D O'Brien |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 79
11/4

Winner at the Killarney Festival over 2m1f beating Venezia by ¾L. Venezia and Kerosin finished ahead of him at the Curragh. A winner last time out at Down Royal over 1m4f. This four-year-old son of Galileo fully deserves his place in this contest.

7
(5)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: G P Halpin |  T: Andrew Hughes|  OR: 78
20/1

Last victory came in April 2017. Raced in the UAE from the end of 2017 - March 2018, hasn't really shone since. Hard to fancy here on what could well end up heavy ground.

8
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: D P McDonogh |  T: G Elliott|  OR: 76|  D
8/1

Hit form around this time last year and connections have found an ideal opportunity to get his Flat campaign under way for 2019. He'll be fit from his jumps campaign, last running at Killarney in May. Has a fantastic pedigree, great chance.

9
(6)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: S Foley |  T: N Meade|  OR: 75|  CD
12/1

Seasoned dual purpose campaigner. Last victory came at Ballinrobe over hurdles in May last year. Likely to find a few too good here.

10
(3)
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: R P Cleary |  T: Shane Nolan|  OR: 68|  D
10/1

Hard to make a case for this one, in this competitive handicap. On a long losing run since back to back victories in 2017.

Betting

Forecast

Shakespear'sgalley (11/4), Kerosin (4/1), Venezia (9/2), Prospectus (5/1), Kuiper Belt (8/1), Charlie Stout (10/1), Art Of Security (12/1), Life On Earth (20/1), Carbon Dating (20/1), Utah (25/1)

Verdict
Kuiper Belt is well in here on his jumps rating and looks likely to start his 2019 Flat campaign well. KEROSIN has to be taken seriously on both his recent run and his jockey's claim. Shakespear'sgalleyis in good form and can't be ruled out here. Prospectus should be involved and look out for an improved run from Utah.
  1. Kerosin
  2. Kuiper Belt
  3. Utah
Prize Money
1st:
€11,396.00
2nd:
€3,533.00
3rd:
€1,684.00
4th:
€758.00
5th:
€296.00

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