Navan Hosts The Creme De La Creme On Sunday
In terms of the number of winners trained there hasn’t been a more successful month for Dermot Weld than April for the last two years with 18 and 15 his tally for the last two seasons and so far this month he is already on 10 and we are only half way through.
There’s only the one meeting in Ireland this weekend with Cork’s scheduled meeting on Saturday off and it would be a surprise if Weld didn’t bag at least two more winners on Sunday’s Navan card.
That said, the two selections from Rosewell House aren’t likely to be life changing prices but a successful double should make for a good afternoons work.
At 4.45 Creme De La (5/6) will bid to open her account at the third time of asking and go one better than her previous outing at Cork. Only seven runners went to post for the fillies maiden at Cork but it was a race won by Adrian Keatley’s classy sort Jet Setting who won last weekend’s 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.
Creme De La was just over two lengths behind but 10-lengths clear of the third placed finisher Fiuntach and Creme shouldn’t have any problems scoring here.
While Creme De La ran into a good one on her last start, the very same can be said about Aasheq who was well backed on debut but ran into US Army Ranger on that occasion.
Aasheq was well fancied to oblige on debut and did nothing wrong only bump into a horse who is now very prominent in the betting for the Epsom Derby.
So, that form should be good enough to see the son of Dubawi go and win the 5:15.
Ryan Moore will ride Aidan O’Brien’s The Gurkha who can be expected to improve from his first run at Leopardstown but hopefully not enough to beat Aasheq (8/13) on this occasion.
*Prices correct at time of publication