Joseph O'Brien has some exciting hurdlers running for him on Saturday, including one in the Listed Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree...
"She made a winning hurdling debut at Fairyhouse and should be capable of improving from that."
- Joseph O'Brien on Six Feet Apart
Looking forward to getting him started over hurdles
Navan 11:30 - Gracchus De Balme
Gracchus De Balme won a point-to-point last year and made a good start for us when fourth in a bumper at Fairyhouse. He was always going to be more of a jumper than a bumper horse, so we're looking forward to getting him started and seeing how he gets on.
Exciting prospect can run a big race
Navan 12:33 - Eric Bloodaxe
Eric Bloodaxe is a horse we've always loved and it was great to see him make such a good start over hurdles when winning at Naas last month. He should come on from that run. We have always hoped that he would make up into a proper Graded horse over jumps, so hopefully he can justify our opinion of him by running a big race in this.
Hard to see him reversing form
Navan 13:43 - Embittered
Embittered has already won twice over fences this season, but was put in his place by Riviere D'Etel at Punchestown last time and has a lot of ground to make up, even at these revised weights. Hopefully he will run another good race, but it's hard to see him reversing that form.
Can go well in race we regularly target
Aintree 13:30 - Six Feet Apart
This is a race we've targeted a few times over the years, but haven't had much luck in it. We think we have a good candidate for it in Six Feet Apart and hopefully she can justify her journey over. She made a winning hurdling debut at Fairyhouse and should be capable of improving from that. Getting black type with her would be a great result.