Washington bids to win Woodlands again

Mon 23rd Apr 2018, 09:33

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Drying ground in Navan should aid Washington DC's cause in the Woodlands Stakes on Monday.

This Listed race is a drop in class for Aidan O'Brien's charge who has competed at the highest level in his last four outings.

In addition, the 109-rated colt is two for two at Navan, having won this race last year, and has Ryan Moore's assistance.

Brendan Duke's Pride Of Pimlico was a ready winner on opening day at Naas and could give Dundalk runner-up Sergei Prokofiev plenty to think about in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race.

Luzum would not need to find much more from his second place in Cork to be a major factor for Dermot Weld in the www.navanracecourse.ie Maiden over an extended five furlongs.

Former Group One-winner G Force stormed home at Naas to give young jockey Shane Crosse his first winner and the pair have every chance of scoring again in the Slane Handicap.

Lisard Lady could do some damage off a feather weight in the Blackwater Handicap. She created a good impression when winning her maiden on debut at Down Royal in July and may have plenty to offer off a mark of 72.

No Way Jack landed a gamble at Leopardstown just over a week ago and has to have prospects of following up in the Racing Again May 19th Handicap.

After that Foxrock victory, trainer Pat Martin said that his work has been very good and he has been much more relaxed.

A market check is essential for the Kilberry (C & G) Maiden Aidan O'Brien introduces both Frankincense and Southern France, while Weld starts Sea The Stars colt Sheberghan out on his career.

Downpatrick bumper winner Days Without End is an interesting contender for Weld in the Meath Maiden over a mile and a half.

Lee brings up his Navan brace on Hareth

Hareth enjoyed his first start on the flat for 1,528 days when running on strongly in the concluding mile and five handicap at Navan.

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