Daily Racing Previews of all Irish Meetings
A winning return
beckons for local hero Power
Robbie Power makes a welcome return to the saddle with four
rides at Navan on Sunday and might just find himself among the winners.
The Meathman hasn’t ridden since the end of May and
underwent a shoulder operation the following month. His best chance could arrive
in the shape of Madison To Monroe which
didn’t show up too well in a couple of bumpers but made a bright start over
hurdles when successful in a maiden at Tipperary, Power’s last winner before
his enforced absence. He is coming back a couple of furlongs for this but is
getting weight from some more proven performers and should go on to make his
mark in the jumping game.
There are some nice types in the Emerald Facilities Services
Beginners’ Chase and on his seasonal return, the Henry De Bromhead-trained Trainwreck could be the one under Rachael
Blackmore. He is absent since finishing down the field behind Samcro at the Dublin
Racing Festival in early February but had shown up well bumpers and a couple of
starts over hurdles before that. Connections will surely be hoping the rain
arrives on Saturday night.
One that might want the ground on the good side is Lasoscar which lines out in the
baroneracing.com Handicap Chase. He has more than paid his way throughout the
summer, over hurdles and when a winner over the larger obstacles at Kilbeggan
six weeks ago.
The opening Bar One Racing App Maiden Hurdle boasts the
first full field of the day and perhaps Advantage
Point can build on a promising effort over jumps when fourth to the
well-backed Triplicate at Galway at the beginning of August. He had earlier won
a bumper at Punchestown in June and there should be more to come.
Both handicap hurdles on the card are tricky but Misty Millie might be best in the Irish
Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle after chasing home Bay Hill at Listowel. The
are 30 declared for the Sequence Events Handicap Hurdle and here a chance is
taken with Isle Of Destiny runs run
in his first handicap hurdle but might not want too much ease in the ground.
Willie Mullins’ only runner at the meeting is the Buck’s Billionaire in the Meath Farm
Machinery Flat Race and he might enjoy himself a little more around here than
he did at Kilbeggan last time.
The opening leg of the Corinthian Challenge Charity Race
rounds off the day and Nanabad could
well reach the frame on the pick of his best form.
Advantage Point; 2.35 Misty Millie; 3.10 Isle Of Destiny; 3.40 Madison To Monroe
(NAP); 4.15 Trainwreck; 4.45 Lasoscar; 5.15 Buck’s Billionaire; 5.45 Nanabad.