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Preview and selections for Navan
01 Mar 2015 10:10
Glenquest continues to roll back the years and bids for more glory in the Newgrange Veterans Handicap Chase at Navan. Stuart Crawford's 12-year-old belied his 33-1 starting price to finish a close-up third in the Welsh Grand National, since when he has regained the winning thread with a comprehensive success over hurdles at Down Royal. His chief opponent here would appear to be Letter Of Credit, who returned to form to claim second at Gowran Park a couple of weeks ago, although former David Pipe inmate No Secrets is interesting on his first appearance for Tony Martin. Martin should also have high hopes for Anibale Fly when he tries to better his debut Fairyhouse second in the Athboy (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race. Crystal Pearl has hit the crossbar on both her starts since going jumping and seeks reward for her efforts in the opening Racing 15th March Maiden Hurdle at 2.20. This seems a competitive affair, though, with Sam Red showing promise on his own NH introduction and Skilled an interesting recruit for Gordon Elliott. Elliott deemed Dancing Meadows worthy of a crack at a Cheltenham Listed bumper and while she came up short on that occasion, she did get her head in front twice in that sphere and is shortlist material in the Nobber Maiden Hurdle. Following a solid start to his fencing career when third behind The Tullow Tank, Azorian's campaign hasn't gone entirely to plan, but there was something to take from his third over timber recently and it will be disappointing if he can't break through in the Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase. Former Irish National hero Lion Na Bearnai has another spin over the smaller obstacles in the Garlow Cross Handicap Hurdle, while Keep On Track won at the first attempt for Ian Ferguson and continues on his path towards the Punchestown Festival in the Dunsany Handicap Chase.
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