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Is the Cure in the Hair of the Horse?

Ireland is a great place for tokenism and the temptation to offer up Philip Fenton’s three year disqualification as a sufficient gesture for normal racing service to be resumed will no doubt be irresistible to some. However racing must resist that temptation, and be seen to resist it. A long, laborious and painful process has resulted in one scalp but only the naive or wilfully obstinate will choose to indulge in convenient ‘lone-gunman’ comfort. Fenton now finds himself in a singularly unenviable position but it stretches credulity to suggest he was unique.

Drinmore next for Followmeuptocarlow

Gowran runner-up Followmeuptocarlow could make a swift return to action in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse next Sunday.

Sceaux set for debut over fences at Thurles

Willie Mullins is set to unleash yet another hugely exciting novice chasing prospect at Thurles on Thursday in the shape of Un De Sceaux.

Monster gamble landed in Troytown

Balbriggan (4/1f) landed a monster gamble to win the featured Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan today, further showing off Gordon Elliott's training abilities and also providing a career highlight for claiming jockey Kevin Sexton.

Mullins string in perfect harmony at Navan

Willie Mullins competed a treble at Navan today when his Lyrical Theatre made it eight wins this weekend for the Champion Trainer, when coasting to a thoroughly impressive win in the concluding Listed ITBA Fillies Scheme European Breeders Fund Mares Bumper.

Vautour is Supreme on chase debut

Supreme Novices Hurdle winner Vautour made a winning chase debut at Navan today, creating a very favourable impression in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Chase, winning well for Champion Trainer Willie Mullins and Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh.

Expression maintains unbeaten record

The Gordon Elliott trained Free Expression maintained his remarkable 100% unbeaten record when successfully stepping up to Grade 2 level, in the Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan today.

Cooper receives four day ban

Jockey Bryan Cooper has received a four days suspension for 'improper riding on Milsean, winner of the opening maiden hurdle at Navan today.

Ferry cancellation works to Quest's advantage

Stuart Crawford has nearby Larne port to thank for his numerous British successes, but the cancellation of yesterday's ferry worked to the trainer's advantage as his Glenquest landed the Navan Race Membership Club Now Available Handicap Hurdle at Navan today.

Milsean justifies odds-on favoruitism

Milsean was made work hard before justifying odds of 2/11 when winning the opening I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle at Navan today, for trainer Willie Mullins, jockey Bryan Cooper and owners Gigginstown House Stud.

Relation of G'Cup hero wins for 1 horse yard

War Of Attrition's brother Pencilhimin caused a 20/1 upset when winning the Grade C Proudstown Handicap Hurdle at Navan today, adding to a recent Limerick win for trainer Norman Cassidy and jockey Danny Benson.

McBratney banks on Boy progress

Colin McBratney is organising Carsonstown Boy's campaign around another crack at the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Navan going update

The ground at Navan is now soft, yielding to soft in places ahead of today's fixture.

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1.35 Malibu Rock , Silmi

2.45 Vision Des Champs


3.05 As A Dream

4.05 Clampdown , New Abbey Dancer

4.35 Gambino , Pour La Victoire

    Yesterday's Racing at Navan

    Gordon Elliott added another big prize to his CV when the heavily backed lightweight Balbriggan led all the way under Kevin Sexton to take the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan.

    Saturday's Racing At Gowran Park

    Willie Mullins displayed his team's impressive power with a Gowran Park four-timer highlighted by the success of Ballycasey in the feature Race That Stops A County 'Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015' Chase.

    Friday's Racing At Dundalk

    Trainer Tony Carroll hit the jackpot under the lights at Dundalk with a double thanks to Serenity Spa and Innoko on a raid from his Worcestershire base in England.

    Thursday's Racing At Thurles

    Home Farm coasted home amid dense fog in the feature John Meagher Memorial Chase on his first outing for Henry de Bromhead having been left clear by the final-fence fall of his main market rival Hidden Cyclone at Thurles.

Races Coming Up

3.45 Kempton Best Prices: Germany Calling (9/4) Lough Kent (9/2) Theinval (6/1) Red Inca (8/1) 9/1 BAR

3.55 Ludlow Best Prices: Belle De Londres (7/4) Bengali (9/4) Midnight Mint (6/1) Coco Des Champs (15/2) 12/1 BAR

4.05 Wolverhampton Best Prices: Sky Steps (9/4) Laura B (11/4) Penelope Pitstop (6/1) Excelling Oscar (6/1) 10/1 BAR

4.35 Wolverhampton Best Prices: Rich Again (7/2) Al's Memory (4/1) Don't Be (4/1) Sewn Up (9/2) 8/1 BAR

5.05 Wolverhampton Best Prices: Shamaheart (4/1) Random (9/2) Be Royale (5/1) Queen Aggie (5/1) 10/1 BAR

5.35 Wolverhampton Best Prices: Loraine (5/2) Zaeem (9/2) Act Your Shoe Size (7/1) Choice Of Destiny (8/1) 8/1 BAR

12.10 Southwell

12.20 Sedgefield

12.30 Lingfield

12.40 Southwell

12.50 Sedgefield