Brand ambassador Rachael Blackmore has a busy weekend in store with five rides at Navan today and the BBC Sports Awards on Sunday night, where she is nominated for Word Sports Star. All of us at BetVictor wish her the very best of luck.
Navan - 11:30
A busy day at Navan gets started with Innovated in the maiden hurdle, owned by Gigginstown he is a lovely big horse by Presenting. This is just his second ever run having last been seen at Fairyhouse in November of 2020. He has been going well at home and we are hoping he can run well here today.
Navan - 12:05
Next up is Freddie Robdal who joined Henry after recently finishing third in a point at Damma House. This is his first start over hurdles, I’m looking forward to seeing how we get on and he should be well up to running a nice race here.
Journey With Me
Navan - 12:35
We then come to Journey With Me in the two-mile four maiden hurdle who runs in the Robcour colours, the same silks that claimed this race 12 months ago with Bob Olinger. Interestingly, Journey With Me also won the same bumper that Bob started life in under rules in at Gowran. He is a horse we are all really excited about, has been schooling and working well at home. We couldn’t be happier with him and hopefully he has a big future ahead of him.
Any Second Now
Navan - 13:10
Then we are onto Any Second Now who luckily for me found a bit of trouble when going well in the Grand National at Aintree, ending up finishing a good third having been hampered by Double Shuffle at the 12th . The luck was in my court that day! Its lovely to ride him here, he is having his first run since Aintree and reverts to hurdles. I am looking forward to riding him for Ted Walsh.
Navan - 13:45
My final ride of the day comes on Coole Arcade and this is just his second run for Henry having finished fourth at Limerick last time out, where he ran nicely. He should improve for that run and run a good race here.