Timeform Shortlist: Navan, Sunday March 18

There is Grade 2 action from Navan on Sunday
There is Grade 2 action from Navan on Sunday
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1.50 toals.com Bookmakers Download The App Maiden Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
129p 1. ANTEY W. P. Mullins P. Townend
123p 5. CREZIC Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
121p 6. I AM SAILING Ms Margaret Mullins M. P. Walsh

Analyst's Verdict:
Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have dominated at Cheltenham all week and look likely to do so again here, with Antey, who went down by only a neck over C&D 4 weeks ago, just preferred to Naas runner-up Crezic. I Am Sailing looks best of the rest.


2.20 toals.com Casino Handicap Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
142 6. STOWAWAY FOREVER J. P. Dempsey L. P. Dempsey
141 1. CHARLIE STOUT Shane Nolan P. E. Corbett (3)
140 5. OSCARS DEN T. M. Walsh Mr M. J. Stenson (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Stowaway Forever has been knocking on the door of late, and a reproduction of his latest effort can see him go one better and get off the mark. Pat's Oscar is respected for her in-form yard, with Templemore Dream another to note.


2.55 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle (Listed) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
151p 7. ROCK DE BAUNE John E. Kiely Barry Geraghty
148 6. ROARING BULL Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
147 1. ARTICULUM Terence O'Brien D. E. Splaine

Analyst's Verdict:
Useful French recruit Rock de Baune should have more to offer for his new connections so he shades the vote. The dangers are headed by the Gordon Elliott-trained pair Roaring Bull and Cartwright.


3.25 toals.com Bookmakers Webster Cup Chase (Grade 2) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
177+ 1. GREAT FIELD W. P. Mullins J. S. McGarvey
170 3. DOCTOR PHOENIX Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
159 2. ALISIER D'IRLANDE Henry de Bromhead A. E. Lynch

Analyst's Verdict:
It's taken a bit of time to get Great Field back to the track but he looked set for the very top when landing a Grade 1 novice in ready fashion at Punchedstown last spring and can make light of his absence, most likely at the chief expense of Doctor Phoenix.


4.00 Flyingbolt Novice Chase (Grade 3) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
163p 2. SATURNAS W. P. Mullins P. Townend
160 1. TOMBSTONE Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
137+ 3. THE IRREGULAR Denis Hogan Andrew Ring

Analyst's Verdict:
Saturnas still has a bit of room for improvement in his jumping technique, but there was lots to like about his Fairyhouse defeat of De Plotting Shed and he can make the most of the weight he receives from Tombstone in a race likely to develop into a match between the pair.


4.35 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Novice Handicap Chase Final (Grade B) 3m

Timeform Top Rated:
151 6. LAST ENCOUNTER Ms Margaret Mullins D. E. Mullins
148+ 4. FITZHENRY Paul Nolan Barry Geraghty
147 5. WITHOUT LIMITES Miss Elizabeth Doyle Donagh Meyler

Analyst's Verdict:
Augustin has made a good start to his chase career and could have more to offer now making the switch to handicaps. Last Encounter, Fitzhenry and Glencairn View are all potential threats.


5.05 toals.com Bookmakers Daily Online Specials Handicap Chase 2m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
139 7. SUNSETSTORISE Gordon Elliott J. W. Kennedy
137 2. BILBO BAGINS Adrian Murray A. E. Lynch
136 4. EFFERNOCK LAD Gerard Keane M. P. Flanagan (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Sunsetstorise is interesting starting out for a yard bidding to win this race for a second year running. Timiyan and Flemenstorm are a couple of others to consider.


5.35 Vincent Ward Memorial (Pro/Am) I.N.H. Flat 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
105 3. MOUNT PELIER Alan Fleming Mr M. J. O'Hare (5)
98p 4. RIO VIVAS W. P. Mullins Mr P. W. Mullins

Analyst's Verdict:
Rio Vivas was turned over at short odds on his debut back in November, but the strength behind him in the market that day looks significant and he can strike at the second attempt. Mount Pelier has been runner-up the last twice and looks sure to be involved again, while Where Eagles Dare is an interesting newcomer.


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