Concordin To Travel In Style At Navan
Attention turns to Limerick and Navan on Sunday with a decent priced prospect in the 2m5f Handicap Hurdle at the Munster venue.
Colgan To Boogie At Limerick
The nine-year-old First To Boogie gave trainer Madeleine Tylciki her first winner at Punchestown back in November and he was then second at Leopardstown over Christmas before disappointing in a Petemps Qualifier at Punchestown.
First To Boogie is an 8/1 shot for Sunday’s assignment and that looks a decent price for a horse who drops in grade here and should be suited by there galloping track at Limerick compared to the inside track at Punchestown last time which appeared to take him out of his comfort zone a few times.
Oscars Den, the top weight, making his debut for Ted Walsh is an interesting runner after 1069 days off, while Donegal Tuesday will be running off a 16lbs higher mark than her win at Gowran Park earlier in the month after getting an 11lbs hike from the handicapper and the 5lb claim of Dylan Robinson has been replaced by Paul Townend. This might be a bit too much of a leap for her.
On the other hand, First To Boogie takes a drop in class and he can take full advantage of that.
Tyner To Rob Partner
Robert Tyner’s Concordin is the pick in the 2m Kilberry Handicap at Navan.
A winner at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day on his penultimate start, Concordin may have just got bogged down in the ground at Gowran Park last time and that wouldn’t look to be a fair reflection of his form.
The ground will be better here and that will aid his chances and he’s just given the nod to see off the consistent Grand Partner who has the aid of Adam Short’s 7lbs claim now, while Benkei is a horse who could be winning a few over the next few months but may be best watched on his first run for a while.
Elliott To Take The Dollars
Fresh from claiming the Leading Trainer Award at the Cheltenham Festival, Gordon Elliott can land the bumper at his local track today with point-to-point winner Minellafordollars.
The five-year-old was a maiden winner at Lingstown before Christmas and should be well able to follow that up here under Jamie Codd. The Willie Mullins newcomer is an interesting one. Four Alfie represents very dangerous connections but is a seven-year-old making his debut so has obviously had some little problems along the way.
Mouse Morris has opted to claim off his point-to-point winner Beyond The Law for Gold Cup winning owner Alan Potts, but Minellafordollars had the right people talking after his maiden win and…
it would be a surprise if he can’t get another bumper winner up for the Elliott team.
First To Boogie (7/1) – 3.25 Limerick
Concordin (3/1) – 3.10 Navan
Minellafordollars (6/4) – 5.25 Navan
*Prices correct at time of publication.