Foxrock favoured by freshness for Navan grade two race

Cheltenham exertions may hamper Road to Riches and Smashing

Davy Russell, who partners Road To Riches at Navan.  x

Davy Russell, who partners Road To Riches at Navan. x

 
Cheltenham

Road To Riches finished an honourable third to Vautour in the Ryanair Chase, the same race in which Smashing was pulled up before the second last.

Both return to action in Navan’s €42,500 feature and if ground conditions turn up very soft it could work in Smashing’s favour especially judged on his wide-margin Red Mills victory in February.

With Bryan Cooper ruled out due to a whip ban, Davy Russell teams up with Road To Riches for the first time since Noel Meade’s star beat Foxrock in a novice chase nearly 18 months ago.

Foxrock is also in this race and the fact he missed Cheltenham and hasn’t run in almost two months could give Adrian Heskin’s mount a freshness edge which may ultimately prove crucial.

Morning Assembly

Cooper is set to return to action with two rides at Limerick on Sunday and Water Sprite, sixth to Limini at Cheltenham, is hard to oppose in the mares hurdle. Lord Scoundrel is the Gold Cup winning jockey’s spin in the featured Grade Two Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase but this looks a good opportunity for the Ruby Walsh ridden Avant Tout.

Christmas effort

Harry Fry

The value of a weight allowance to four-year-olds has been advertised recently and Edward O’Grady’s French recruit All Souls can successfully underline the point again in Limerick’s novice hurdle.

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