15:15 Navan Sun 10 November 2019
Ran better than expected on debut in a Gowran Park hunter chase finishing second of 12 at odds of 25/1 when last seen in March on debut for the yard. Capable of a bold bid.
Has a win and a couple of places from three visits to the track. Possibly best watched having just his second spin over the larger obstacles in 12 months.
Five-race maiden, very modest form over hurdles. Well below-par form expected to continue on his first start over fences here.
Winner of four hurdles in his career, the Arcadio gelding finished second of six beaten 5L on sole start over fences at Exeter 12 months ago when in the hands of trainer Phillip Hobbs. Worth a market check on debut for leading trainer.
Hurdling went to pieces in a couple of starts following a tumble in Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle over 2m4f in April. Interesting recruit over the larger obstacles.
Broke his maiden at the first attempt over hurdles when taking a 2m contest at Navan in February. Not disgraced in Grade 2 company on a couple of occasions since and worth noting in the betting on chasing debut.
Naas maiden hurdle winner beaten 39L into ninth of 16 at Roscommon on chase bow last month before a 74L defeat behind Sayo at this venue earlier this month at a price of 33/1. Easy to look elsewhere.
Big prices and little impact in three spring maidens over hurdles. Pushed along and no impression three out when detached on chasing debut at Wexford over 2m4f on heavy ground last month. Hard to fancy and plenty to prove.
Solid 151-rated hurdler. Not disgraced in a couple of Grade 2 hurdle spins in the spring behind Tiger Roll and when last seen in April running Rashaan to 1½L at Fairyhouse over 2m4f. Merits plenty of respect on chasing debut.
134-rated handicap hurdler appeared a little slow and laboured at some of his fences on chasing debut in a Cork 2m4f beginners contest on yielding ground last month. No surprise to witness improvement.
Rated 133 over hurdles, the Stowaway gelding failed to complete two of his three starts over the larger obstacles 12 months ago. Possibly needed the run over hurdles on return to action at Tipperary last month and one to note in the market.
Found the step into Grade 1 company at Fairyhouse in April too much following a maiden and novice win over hurdles. Won here in March and could be an interesting proposition in future over fences.
Appears a fascinating recruit to fences, the 149-rated hurdler was last seen in the spring competing in Grade 1 hurdles at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown. Beaten over fences in a couple of starts in France but holds leading claims here.
Last Year's Winner
|Us And Them||5||11-12||5/1|
|T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin|
Melon (9/10), Fakir D'Oudairies (2/1), Off You Go (12/1), Caravation (14/1), I'm A Game Changer (20/1), Milan Native (20/1), Salty Boy (20/1), Trainwreck (25/1), Dis Donc (40/1), Cle En Main (40/1), Never Off Duty (80/1), Odds Or Evens (100/1), Empire Escape (100/1)
- Fakir D'Oudairies
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