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Navan review

Updated: Friday, 14 Jun 2013 21:19 | Comments

John Oxx
John Oxx

John Oxx looks to have a promising three-year-old on his hands after Qewy demolished the opposition in the Lynn Lodge Stud Maiden at Navan.

A promising third to the smart Trading Leather on his second and last start as a juvenile, the colt was sent off the 6-4 favourite for the 10-furlong contest and was never out of the first two.

Declan McDonogh sent him into a decisive lead at the top of the straight and he cleared right away in impressive style, passing the post with four and three-quarter lengths to spare from Saxo Jack.

Wilshire Boulevard had shown distinct promise in two starts, including when a short-head second to Muscle Beach at Navan last weekend, and returned to the track to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race.

The Ballydoyle colt (4-7 favourite) scythed through the field at the furlong pole and swept clear to beat market rival Candy Apples by two lengths under Joseph O'Brien.

The Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap provided a pulsating finish, with four horses flashing past the post virtually in line.

Ger Lyons' Joe Eile (6-1) always looked to be travelling best for Colin Keane, but he was nailed right on the line by Ian Brennan on Ado McGuinness's great servant Bubbly Bellini (7-1), who forced a dead-heat.

Curly Wee was a fast-finishing third, another short head away, and it was another nose to Strait Of Zanzibar.

With Rory Cleary sidelined by a fall, two of his mounts won as spare rides, Danny Grant swooping late on Joanna Morgan's 20-1 shot Silldora in the Navan Members Handicap and Joseph O'Brien repeating the trick on Willie McCreery's Glen Ginnie (10-1) in the www.navangolfclub.ie Handicap.

Ken Condon's Jan Van Eyck (13-8 favourite) led all the way in the Peter O'Brien & Sons Landscaping Claiming Race and nothing ever got near him as he stretched clear under Shane Foley to win by seven lengths.

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