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Updated: Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 23:20 | Comments

Aidan O'Brien sends Gypsy King to Navan
Aidan O'Brien sends Gypsy King to Navan

Aidan O'Brien takes the wraps off an interesting newcomer in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden at Navan.

Gypsy King, most notably related to a Group Two winner in the US, already holds entries in the Irish 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby, and could be a name to remember for next year.

His stablemate Belisarius looks the most significant danger to him with the experience of a run under his belt, but the pair of newcomers representing Dermot Weld, Good Tradition, and Jim Bolger, Fiscal Focus, look worthy of a market check.

Kevin Manning jumps aboard a leading light in the fillies' equivalent, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden, with Ceisteach, who makes her second start after an eyecatching performance when runner-up in a Listed contest at Tipperary on debut.

If she runs well, it might not be too early to consider her a candidate to be Bolger's first Irish 1000 Guineas winner since Finsceal Beo in 2007.

Fitrah is entitled to come on for her seasonal reappearance, when she ran out a creditable third, and kept at the minimum distance in the Kells Maiden at 2.05, she will be out to get off the mark and go on to make her mark in handicaps this winter.

Two-mile maidens are pretty few and far between and the October Maiden looks primed for Thomas Edison, a bumper and hurdle winner, who was sent off even money favourite at Sligo when crying out for further than 10 furlongs.

The two divisions of the Meath Handicap could go the way of Stocktons Wing, who was sixth in the Grade One juvenile hurdle at Punchestown and looks unexposed on the Flat despite shouldering top weight here, and Windsor Queen, who didn't lose anything in defeat on her return from a break after scoring at Roscommon in May.

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