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Navan preview

Updated: Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 16:10 | Comments

Navan's seven-race card gets underway at 5.40pm
Navan's seven-race card gets underway at 5.40pm

Fit For The Job attempts to confirm the promise of his introductory run in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden at Navan.

Owned by JP McManus, the David Wachman-trained Lawman gelding, who cost 82,000gns as a yearling, showed up for a long way at the Curragh and stuck on well to claim third.

An obvious threat is Devonshire, who beat all bar Itorio on her second appearance at Naas, and Bobbi Grace also showed enough on her first outing to warrant a place on the shortlist.

Fit For The Job's stable companion Hurricane Volta hasn't been since finishing third behind Irish Derby third Orchestra at Tipperary 11 months ago, but that performance still makes him the one to beat in the Lynn Lodge Stud Maiden.

John Oxx's Dundalk fourth, The Big Cat, heads a list of dangers that also includes Hagler and the newcomer Sindarban.

The biggest prize of the evening goes to the winner of the Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap, with the three-year-old Abushamah, who was fourth in the Ulster Derby, lurking dangerously at the foot of the weights.

Plenty of in-form runners go to post for the Come Racing 6th September Handicap, and Money Spider arrives in search of a hat-trick.

The mare has been a revelation since encountering quick ground, although recent winners Zeftan and Juara will ensure she is well and truly tested.

The action kicks off at 5.40pm with the Country & Western Evening Claiming Race, in which Jim Bolger's Gowran Park scorer Teoleena must concede weight all round.

Lady Ranger suffered a Hamilton mishap when attempting to supplement a Chepstow success and tries for compensation in the Johnny Cash Tribute Show After Racing Handicap, while Pixie Spirit strives to keep up his good level of consistency in the Navan Members Apprentice Handicap.

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