Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday 18 March

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There is jumps racing from Navan on Monday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Navan on Monday...

"...it will be disappointing if he doesn't get his head in front..."

Timeform on Final List

Final List - 14:25 Navan

This doesn't look the strongest race of its type and Final List can gain due reward for his consistency and belatedly open his account over hurdles. He is yet to finish out of the places in this sphere, and the level of form he has achieved is much more than any of his rivals today have shown so far, so it will be disappointing if he doesn't get his head in front. Debuchet has become disappointing, so Lily's Gem and Ontheiflist may provide the main threat.

Milan Native - 15:30 Navan

Milan Native made a winning start over hurdles over two miles here last month and took a step forward in terms of form when third in a Grade 2 at Naas three weeks ago despite being totally unsuited by the run of the race. He is bred for more stamina than speed, too, so it says plenty about his ability that he has managed to be competitive at that trip, and is very much the type to progress again over this longer trip. He's preferred to the progressive Caravation.

Mon Lino - 16:30 Navan

Mon Lino was well backed and duly showed his first form over fences to to cash in on a lower chase mark at Naas last month, looming up early in the straight and still on the bridle after two out, ultimately winning with plenty in hand. That performance proved he is as good over fences as he is hurdles and, still with handicapping scope from this mark, he is taken to follow up for the in-form Paul Nolan yard. The thriving Se Mo Laoch is the obvious threat ahead of the unexposed Young Paddymc.

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