Timeform Shortlist: Navan, Monday April 24

There is racing at Navan on Monday
There is racing at Navan on Monday

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4.25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden 5f182y

Analyst's Verdict:
Several wellbred newcomers to consider, but Declarationofpeace has a $2,600,000 price tag to live up, and the fitting of a tongue tie perhaps suggest connections mean business. Point Zero and Medal of Honour also make plenty of appeal on paper, with Ragtime Red the pick of those with experience.

Timeform Top Rated:
79 9. PAK ARMY J. R. Barry Declan McDonogh
75p 12. RAGTIME RED G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
70p 8. NATTY DRESSER Ms Sheila Lavery G. F. Carroll


4.55 Slane Handicap 5f182y

Analyst's Verdict:
Rapid Applause reproduced something akin to his useful 2-y-o form when cosily landing a similarly competitive big-field handicap at Naas. Still potentially well treated despite going up 11 lb, he is taken to strike again. With a couple of recent runs under his belt, Tithonus should be close to concert pitch and, if so, he will be a live danger. Shore Step and Captain Power are others to consider.

Timeform Top Rated:
112 2. TITHONUS Denis Hogan Seamie Heffernan
111 3. CAPTAIN POWER Edward Lynam R. P. Downey (3)
110 11. PETICOATGOVERNMENT W. McCreery N. M. Crosse (10)


5.25 Woodlands Stakes (Listed) 5f

Analyst's Verdict:
Primo Uomo completed the hat-trick in fine style when bagging a Cork handicap last week and, with further progress a distinct possibility, he is expected to take this step up in class in his stride. Easton Angel has started both of her previous 2 seasons in training with victories and she's accorded plenty of respect on debut for Aidan O'Brien, while stablemate Washington DC is another key player.

Timeform Top Rated:
126 9. EASTON ANGEL Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
123 4. WASHINGTON DC Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
122 2. DOWNFORCE W. McCreery William James Lee


5.55 Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap 5f

Analyst's Verdict:
Gopsies Daughter showed much improved form on handicap debut at Dundalk 12 days ago and is worth chancing to prove herself on a good mark. Sweetest Taboo is well treated on old form and has to be feared, while Pillar should continue to give a good account.

Timeform Top Rated:
87 8. SWEETEST TABOO W. McCreery William James Lee
84 10. CALM BAY Harry Rogers C. D. Hayes
81 12. PILLAR Adrian McGuinness C. T. Keane


6.25 Kilberry (C & G) Maiden 1¼m

Analyst's Verdict:
Homesman shaped with plenty of promise behind the smart War Secretary on debut last season and he is open to significant progress on return so makes plenty of appeal. Sing Like The Sea is a likely type on paper and merits respect on debut, while Chronicles is another to consider in an interesting maiden.

Timeform Top Rated:
95P 7. HOMESMAN Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
89p 3. CHRONICLES J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
83p 2. ACT OF VALOUR M. D. O'Callaghan S. B. Kelly (3


6.55 www.navanracecourse.ie Median Auction Maiden 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
Cloistered confirmed debut promise and was only narrowly denied at Naas in October. She rates the type to progress further this term and gets the nod. So You Thought caught the eye on his respective debut at Leopardstown 16 days ago and rates the chief threat, ahead of Kendwar.

Timeform Top Rated:
102p 13. CLOISTERED Mrs J. Harrington C. O'Donoghue
92p 7. SO YOU THOUGHT D. K. Weld Pat Smullen
87p 2. KENDWAR A. Slattery Declan McDonogh


7.25 Blackwater Handicap 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
Gino Severini is an uncomplicated sort with a fitness edge over a few of these, and back up in trip, he may make that count. Miss Qatar is the sort to flourish over this sort of trip so is feared, while a case can be made for Ontheiflist on the pick of his 2-y-o form.

Timeform Top Rated:
101 8. ONTHEIFLIST Harry Rogers W. M. Lordan
100 2. ELUSIVE BEAUTY K. J. Condon Pat Smullen
99 3. GINO SEVERINI J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes


7.55 Racing Again May 20th Handicap 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
Laburnum Park returned to form and only just failed when finishing strongly for second at Leopardstown 9 days ago, and in the hope he can back that up, he gets the narrow vote. Ti Amo wasn't far behind the selection that day and along with Mostawfee heads up the dangers.

Timeform Top Rated:
75 6. LABURNUM PARK Joseph G. Murphy G. F. Carroll
74 18. KEEP BELIEVING Brian Nolan C. P. Hoban
73+ 9. WALKABOUT Gordon Elliott Declan McDonogh


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