Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 2 March

Horses jumping
There is jumps racing from Navan on Saturday

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

"There should be even more to come from him now..."

Timeform on Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin - 13:45 Navan

Christopher Robin was a useful performer on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien and has made a promising start over hurdles for new connections, leaving his debut form behind fitted with first-time blinkers when finishing third at Gowran last time. There should be even more to come from him now and, with both the trainer and jockey going great guns at present, Christopher Robin is fancied to break his duck in this sphere. Volatile Lady is feared most.

Caravation - 14:20 Navan

Caravation was fairly useful in bumpers and has continued the good work switched to hurdles despite finding one too good on each of her two starts. She has been beaten only half a length on each occasion, and should have further improvement in her, too, so she can make it third time lucky in what doesn't look the most competitive race of its type. Ocean Voyage and Great White Shark are also fancied to play their part.

You Can Call Me Al - 17:10 Navan

You Can Call Me Al caught the eye in no uncertain terms in a novice hurdle at Naas recently and looks to have enough ability to get off the mark switching to bumpers, acknowledging Gordon Elliott's Multifactorial will ensure it's not all plain sailing on the back of his pleasing start in this sphere. Bentham is the pick of the newcomers.

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