Rubi Light and Thousand Stars race at Navan
Updated: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 10:10
Only four runners go to post for the rescheduled Red Mills Chase at Navan on Tuesday, but topping the list is dual winner Rubi Light.
Robbie Hennessy's stable star bounced back to form when making Sizing Europe pull out all the stops at Leopardstown over Christmas and will appreciate the extra half-mile facing him here.
Heading the opposition is Hidden Cyclone, who had his limitations exposed in the Lexus before performing satisfactorily under a welter burden in a big Leopardstown handicap, with Foildubh and Chicago Grey completing the list.
The Red Mills is one of four Grade Twos on the card and Thousand Stars has his sights lowered for the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle.
Willie Mullins' grey has had the unenviable task of tackling brilliant stablemate Hurricane Fly the last twice and this assignment over a more suitable distance should be right up his street.
One to keep an eye on with a view to future big races is Grand National fancy On His Own, who starts out on the path back to Aintree in this two-mile-five-furlong heat.
Twinlight has been freshened up since landing the Craddockstown at Punchestown in November and has to concede weight to four rivals in the Flyingbolt Novice Chase.
Dedigout is an obvious threat, and Tony Martin has opted to run him over the shorter distance, rather than the Irish Form Book Ten Up Novice Chase, in which the Gigginstown House Stud colours are carried instead by last-start Grade Two scorer Tofino Bay.
The action gets under way at 1.05 with the Follow Navan On Facebook Maiden Hurdle, and City Slicker gets the opportunity to atone for letting favourite-backers down on his jumping bow at Leopardstown.
Mullaghanoe River was a place behind him on that occasion and now goes for the Irish Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle, while Made In Germany, a €100,000-euro purchase from between the flags, tackles the Dunsany (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race.