13:35 Navan Sun 10 November 2019
Bumper winner at Limerick in April 2018. Nothing of note in two career hurdle starts 17 months apart and requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here.
Much publicised £330,000 purchase at the Cheltenham sales in March 2018. Huge reputation following sale and 10L win in a Down Royal bumper when last seen in January.
Struggled on latest hurdle start in a Clonmel 2m½f maiden contest on yielding ground last month. Needs to improve significantly in first-time hood.
Gelding by Oscar out of a Supreme Leader mare. Winner of a soft ground bumper at Limerick in December and likely to go well here.
Not helped by infrequent visits to the track in the last couple of years. Unlikely to be troubling the main protagonists and others make more appeal.
Winner of an eight-runner bumper contest in France two years ago when in the hands of trainer Patrice Quinton. More than likely to be well prepped for hurdling introduction.
Dual point scorer bought for £52,000 after latest success in the spring. Disappointed when even money favourite for a Navan bumper in September, trailing in 10th of the 18 runners. Market check quickly moved into maiden hurdle company.
Winner on debut for the yard when landing a Punchestown bumper in June before disappointing on hurdling debut at Clonmel last month. More expected on second start over timber.
Gold Well gelding not seen since finishing fifth of 15 beaten over 19L in a Fairyhouse 2m4f maiden hurdle in January. Market likely to reveal expectations on return to the track.
Not seen on a racecourse for over three years when finishing down the field on comeback in a 1m4f handicap on the AW at Dundalk in September. Looks a tall order on hurdling debut.
Gelding by Kapgarde out of a Turgeon mare. Possibly best watched on debut for Co Kildare yard unless market vibes suggest otherwise.
Son of Ask out of a Carroll House mare. Dam, below-par eight-race maiden well held in bumper and hurdle contests. Others preferred.
Gelding by Masterofthehorse out of a Be My Native mare. Half-brother to Hot Commodity winner over hurdles at up to 2m2f. Dam won a bumper. Best watched on debut.
Unplaced in a maiden hurdle over an extended 2m on soft going at Galway in September before falling when still in touch four out in a Gowran Park maiden hurdle over 2m2f last month. Plenty to prove.
Mountain High felding out of a Be My Native mare. Needs to improve on his effort when finishing down the field, well beaten in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut when last seen in April.
Winner of a Downpatrick bumper in August before disappointing connections, though not disgraced in a couple of hurdling efforts at this venue and more recently at Punchestown. Others hold stronger profiles.
By Scorpion out of a Westerner mare. Nearer last than first in a mistake-laden maiden hurdle debut at Killarney when last seen on a racecourse in May. May find this tough.
Daughter of Yeats, hasn't shown enough ability in three career starts, two over hurdles, to come in for consideration in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
Andy Dufresne (9/10), Eden Flight (11/4), Cobbler's Way (9/2), Soldiers Hill (12/1), Impatient Partner (16/1), Itsnotinit (20/1), Alpine Cobra (25/1), Cool Robin (25/1), Gun Merchant (33/1), Golden Nomad (50/1), Royal Reve (50/1), Chief Of Police (66/1), Fighting Fit (80/1), Memory Of Youth (100/1), Two For The Road (100/1), Mal De Mer (100/1), Highstreetfashion (100/1), Liam Eile (100/1), Smig Suas (100/1)
- Andy Dufresne
- Cobbler's Way
- Eden Flight
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