O’Brien’s Filly In A Different League At Navan

Navan stages an interesting card on Sunday afternoon and some big names reappear including Order Of St George who has to take on just two rivals in the Vintage Crop Stakes.

The drying ground will make things a shade fairer for punters but it is still a case of taking a cautious approach at this time of year.

Prince To Oblige Again
Doonard Prince has to carry top weight in the apprentice handicap but is picked to defy that disadvantage at a track where he has a good record.

The nine-year-old is a two-time course and distance winner here at Navan and has got the benefit of a run under his belt having finished second at Dundalk last month and Ross O’Sullivan has made an important booking for this apprentice race by securing the serices of Danny Sheehy.

O’Sullivan’s runners have been performing well from few appearances and he struck with Universal Focus at Dundalk just over a week ago so Doonard Prince ticks a lot of boxes and…

is picked to get the better of this competitive 26 runner field.

Different League To Finish Top
The Committed Stakes over an extended five furlongs is an interesting contest but a chance is taken with Different League to make a winning debut for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

The talented filly was a Royal Ascot winner last year for Matthieu Palussuere and has changed hands over the winter and…

the conditions of this race could suit her.

O’Brien has stuck a tongue-tie on for the first time and, although the ground is drying out, she’s a filly that seems to be quite adaptable to any surface as she has won on quick Royal Ascot quick ground but also in France on testing ground. She is in receipt of 7lbs from stable companion Sioux Nation here who just doesn’t seem as happy on more testing ground.

Recommended Bets:
Doonard Prince – 3.45 Navan
Different League – 2.40 Navan

*Prices correct at time of publication.