Sport Horse Racing

Thursday 26 April 2018

Don't Miss Power in Navan speed test

Trainer Eddie Lynam. Photo: Sportsfile
Trainer Eddie Lynam. Photo: Sportsfile

Johnny Ward

The Power family have had quite incredible luck with their Eddie Lynam-trained sprinters and Miss Power can take the five-furlong handicap at Navan this afternoon.

She made a successful return at Naas recently, despite being notably easy in the wagering - and that suggested she would come on a bit from the outing. What is also encouraging is that Navan offers a similar test to Naas. Robbie Downey rides this horse with confidence.

Belgravia has 13lb to find with Finn McCool on ratings in the Listed Yeats Stakes, yet it was nevertheless not surprising that Seamus Heffernan was jocked up on the former. He holds World War on his most pleasing Leopardstown win last time, when he found plenty for a drive on what was his first start at a mile and a half.

The Tulip may double up here for Miss Power's trainer, Eddie Lynam. The Layman filly was not beaten far at Naas on her return to action, and she was just touched off at Leopardstown last summer off the same mark.

Sharper The sprint maiden looks potentially between Guessthebill and Himmah, which ought to be a good deal sharper now. Preference is for the John Murtagh runner.

Racing over the jumps takes place at Limerick tomorrow, where the runners can enjoy beautiful spring ground. The nap vote goes to Black Warrior, which looks sure to enjoy the new distance in the Liam Hogan Memorial Beginners Steeplechase, having shaped well at Ballinrobe under Davy Russell last time.

Trainer Charles Byrnes was among the winners recently and trains local to the track today.

The mares' chase is a hot race for this time of year and, though Willie Mullins has an extremely strong hand, Punchestown faller Water Sprite may offer a bit of value for Gordon Elliott.

Irish Independent

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