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14:35 Navan

Yielding To Soft

Navan Handicap

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Navan Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 325-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Placed in maidens first two starts last year including good second over C&D and looks well treated on that form; shaped like he needed it on seasonal/handicap debut at the Curragh.

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2

(6)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Nouvel Espoir

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: James M Barcoe

Placed in maidens first two starts last year including good second over C&D and looks well treated on that form; shaped like he needed it on seasonal/handicap debut at the Curragh.

13/2

13th

3

(18)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Nouvel Espoir

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: James M Barcoe

Outran his odds when third to the smart Yosemite Valley on debut over C&D (fellow outsider Un Bacio Ancora, second); beaten by the 70-rated Greek Flower over 5f at Navan; appeared not to stay 7f in testing conditions at Galway.

10/1

Form: 154689 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Winner over this trip on turf and over 6f on AW in January; held since and fairly exposed at this stage albeit less so on turf.

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3

(5)

7th May 2024

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Havana Notion

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: John James Feane

Winner over this trip on turf and over 6f on AW in January; held since and fairly exposed at this stage albeit less so on turf.

12/1

9th

3

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Havana Notion

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: John James Feane

Scored over 6f here in January and consistent since under his penalty; blinkers left off after a disappointing effort over 6f last week; should do better.

8/1

8th

3

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

20:20 Dundalk (AW)

Havana Notion

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Has been generally consistent at this venue over the winter, winning over C&D; disappointing over 5f last month and blinkers are tried; not surprise should he go close.

5/1

Form: 1430-6 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer won over C&D in September and has held her form since; good effort on return here when sixth of 21 (hampered late on by loose horse) and should go well.

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4

(11)

7th May 2024

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Step Back In Time

9st 6lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Chris Timmons

Prominent racer won over C&D in September and has held her form since; good effort on return here when sixth of 21 (hampered late on by loose horse) and should go well.

6/1

6th

20

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Step Back In Time

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Chris Timmons

Won over C&D last September; made the frame at Fairyhouse and Bellewstown on his next two starts; mid-division here on final start before a winter break.

12/1

Form: 33-606 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Raced mostly on AW in Britain but did win on soft at Brighton last September; couple of okay runs at Dundalk for this yard but more needed.

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6

(3)

7th May 2024

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Cuban Grey

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Patrick J McKenna

Raced mostly on AW in Britain but did win on soft at Brighton last September; couple of okay runs at Dundalk for this yard but more needed.

16/1

6th

9

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Cuban Grey

9st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Patrick J McKenna

upset in stalls, soon disputed lead, raced in second before halfway, led again towards near side from 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

20/1

Form: 2170-0

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Well held since winning over 6f on good ground at Fairyhouse last summer including on Curragh return in March.

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7

(13)

7th May 2024

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Jackie Brown

9st 4lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Well held since winning over 6f on good ground at Fairyhouse last summer including on Curragh return in March.

20/1

17th

9

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Jackie Brown

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Only success gained over this trip but that was on good ground at Fairyhouse last summer; others have stronger credentials.

14/1

15th

7

(15)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:50 Naas

Jackie Brown

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Goes well around a bend as when holding on to win a Fairyhouse handicap in June; disappointing on softer ground at Sligo since but should do better back on this surface.

8/1

Form: 422345

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden was in good form at Dundalk over the winter including short-head defeat in March; has fair form on turf too; fifth at Sligo on Sunday.

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8

(14)

7th May 2024

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14:35 Navan

My Girl Sioux

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Longstanding maiden was in good form at Dundalk over the winter including short-head defeat in March; has fair form on turf too; fifth at Sligo on Sunday.

7/1

5th

8

(13)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

My Girl Sioux

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

24-race maiden whose best form has come on AW; not beaten far at Dundalk last time but tough draw to overcome here on her return to turf.

6/1

Form: 680993

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Has only won an AW claimer in 37 starts but cracking run at the Curragh last time when third of 27 over 6f, only overhauled late on, and has placed form at this trip.

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10

(8)

7th May 2024

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14:35 Navan

Un Bacio Ancora

9st 2lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: P J F Murphy

Has only won an AW claimer in 37 starts but cracking run at the Curragh last time when third of 27 over 6f, only overhauled late on, and has placed form at this trip.

5/1

3rd

19

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Un Bacio Ancora

8st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: P J F Murphy

Sole win in 36 starts came in a 6f claimer at Dundalk last November; struggling on AW lately but has run well over C&D, notably when chasing home the smart Yosemite Valley in a maiden last September; not disgraced when 150-1 eighth of 12 in a Listed race here the following month.

14/1

Form: 640-08 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Three of his six wins have come here and showed benefit of Curragh comeback when eighth of 21, keeping on late, over C&D last month.

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11

(7)

7th May 2024

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Stanhope

9st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Three of his six wins have come here and showed benefit of Curragh comeback when eighth of 21, keeping on late, over C&D last month.

15/2

8th

22

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Stanhope

8st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Three-time course winner is on a long losing run; down the field at Dundalk on final start last year; in rear at the Curragh last Sunday; managed a creditable fourth of 22 at this venue on penultimate start last year.

20/1

Form: 900-00

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Dual 6f winner on easy ground in Britain; placed in 5f contests at Tipperary last summer but yet to recapture form for current yard.

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12

(2)

7th May 2024

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Coco Hill

8st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Dual 6f winner on easy ground in Britain; placed in 5f contests at Tipperary last summer but yet to recapture form for current yard.

16/1

19th

18

(1)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Coco Hill

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Two 6f turf wins in Britain; has been out of form at Dundalk during the winter, showing no sign of respectable placed form in sprint handicaps at Tipperary last spring/summer.

25/1

Form: 0-8000 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Modest performer but has won three times, latest at Dundalk over a year ago; well held there lately and when mid-division over C&D last time.

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14

(9)

7th May 2024

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14:35 Navan

Kuwait Direction

8st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Modest performer but has won three times, latest at Dundalk over a year ago; well held there lately and when mid-division over C&D last time.

25/1

14th

23

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Kuwait Direction

8st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Three wins, 2-24 on turf; on a losing streak since January 2023 at Dundalk; out of form at that venue lately. 2lb out of the handicap.

33/1

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Non-runners

Aloysius Lilius, Art Of Unity, Sosallycanwait, Just Another, Zig Zag Zyggy

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Un Bacio Ancora

SPOTLIGHT:

Nouvel Espoir

TOPSPEED:

Coco Hill

POSTDATA:

Un Bacio Ancora

The Irish Sun:

Un Bacio Ancora