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Sealed with a kiss: Maxine O’Sullivan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Foxhunter Chase aboard 66/1 shot It Came To Pass, trained by her father Eugene O’Sullivan, at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Sealed with a kiss: Maxine O’Sullivan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Foxhunter Chase aboard 66/1 shot It Came To Pass, trained by her father Eugene O’Sullivan, at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Reuters

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Sealed with a kiss: Maxine O’Sullivan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Foxhunter Chase aboard 66/1 shot It Came To Pass, trained by her father Eugene O’Sullivan, at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Graded action takes place behind closed doors in Ireland this weekend with Navan staging the Grade Two Webster Cup today.

Just the five runners go to post for the two-miler and little separates four of the runners on official handicap ratings, with Ornua (3.30, Navan) the selection for Henry de Bromhead and Davy Russell.

Each of the four principals look to be beyond their best on recent form, but Ornua might just relish making the running here and this drop in class from taking on Chacun Pour Soi last time out at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Robbie Power appears to return from Cheltenham with a couple of good chances on this card.

Lynwood Gold (1.45, Navan) was second to stable companion Port Stanley at Naas last time out and is likely to go one better now.

In the same colours of the increasingly prominent owner Robcour, Power then rides Pencilfulloflead (2.55, Navan) in the novice hurdle over 2m 6f.

This six-year-old was a winner at Punchestown by a wide margin last month and can help cap a memorable week for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Also at Navan today there is a nice prize for the Grade B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final where Treacysenniscorthy (4.05, Navan) is on a winning sequence that is set to continue.

Robert Widger's stable star was a 50/1 winner at Listowel over fences and has since won four hurdle races on the trot.

Treacysenniscorthy looks better treated over fences compared to his hurdle rating and he can exploit that today.

Tomorrow, Gordon Elliott's former assistant Olly Murphy sends a rare runner to Ireland as Monbeg Zena contests the Grade 2 Mares Novice Chase.

However, the raiding eight-year-old Market Rasen winner may have to settle for minor honours behind Salsaretta (3.45, Limerick) who is unbeaten in three starts over fences this season.

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