Unfortunately, Doncaster got lots of rain before racing yesterday and the ground turned against my selection Sokudo. He was never happy on the soft ground and he faded in the closing stages after racing prominently. I think he will be much better on a sounder surface and once he gets a mark he is one to keep an eye out for in handicaps.
|Boris Boru could run big for Sarah Dawson.|
Today I am taking a chance on one at a monster price at Navan and I think Boris Boru could outrun his huge odds for Sarah Dawson and Conor Maxwell. This 7yo son of Brian Boru has returned from a lay-off with two runs this season, and he showed that he still had a bit of ability when running a nice race from the front over 3 miles last time.
He faded late on that day and shaped as though a drop in trip would suit. He gets that in this 22f handicap hurdle and encouragingly, he has run well over this course and distance before when 5th off 86, beaten just over 3L on yielding/soft ground. He won’t mind the good ground at Navan today either as his best run so far came when he was 2nd on good ground at Down Royal over 22f.
He races from 5lb out of the handicap today (rated 81 runs off 86) but as he has shown in the past he is well capable of getting involved off 86. He should be a lot fitter with his two comeback runs behind him and he went well for a long way last time. If he is trying today I think he could run a big race and at odds of 40/1 I think Boris Boru is well worth chancing each way for small stakes.
STEVOS’ SELECTION: 12.35 NAVAN- BORIS BORU E/W @ 40/1 5 PLACES