SUNDAY DOUBLE HEADER: It’s a double header of flat and jumps action in Ireland on Sunday with SHAMROCK’s NAP of the day running at Navan in the 2.55pm.
A good day of racing on both codes today at Navan and Punchestown but the stand out bet for me has to be Malawi in the 2.55 at Navan.
The Aidan O’Brien trained runner looked very green on debut at Dundalk when a beaten favourite earlier in the month but should be seen to much better effect over this longer trip.
He’s bred in the purple and should take this en route to bigger and better events – he’s got a stack of big race entries including the Irish Derby so who knows where he may end up? – but very much one step at a time.
It would be disappointing if he didn’t prove strong enough to see off the rather exposed Xeres who is his chief rival on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE. This one may prove better over the longer trip but doesn’t look the easiest of customers for a jockey.
NAP: Malawi (2.55 Navan)