Navan – Tiger Roll to bag €45,000 Navan Handicap Hurdle purse?

By Andrew Atkinson

Aintree Grand National dual winner Tiger Roll goes to post at Navan on Saturday for the €45,000 Navan Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles and 4 furlongs (1.40).

Gordon Elliott trained 12-year-old Tiger Roll, pulled up at Aintree in the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase in December, will be ridden by amateur jockey Rob James, claiming 7lbs.

Five-times Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll has featured in the ante-post betting at 5-1 and 13-2, drifting to 14-1. Carrigeen Lotus priced at 6-1 is worthy of each-way support.

Elliott saddles Ebsari (12.00) tipped to win the opener on the eight racecard meeting. Rachael Blackmore is noted on Glen Wyllin (12.30).

Cavallino (2.50) trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Danny Mullins is tipped each-way by in the Wilkinstown Beginners Chase over 3 miles.

NAVAN selections: 12.00 Ebsari. 12.30 Glen Wyllin. 1.05 Franciscan Rock (ew). 1.40 Tiger Roll (ew); Carrigeen Lotus (ew). 2.15 Brulure Noire (ew). 2.50 Cavallino (ew). 3.25 Stealthy Tom (ew). 4.00 Joyeux Machin (ew).

Taunton – Nicholls saddles Yala Enki in Portman Cup Chase

Paul Nicholls trained Yala Enki (3.15) is tipped to win the Portman Cup Chase over 3m 4f at Taunton under Bryony Frost.

12-year-old Yala Enki carries 11st 6lbs in the Class 2 race, returning after victory in the Grade 3 Class 1 at Cheltenham in November under 11st 12lbs when staying on to beat 5-2 joint favourite The Mighty Don.

David Pipe saddles Leoncavalla (2.43) tipped each-way in the Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2m 3f under Fergus Gillard.

10-year-old Leoncavalla who finished third under 11st 11lbs at Taunton on January 10 ran in Class 1 company during 2021.

TAUNTON selections: 12.58 Charlies Glance. 1.33 Rhebus Road (ew). 2.08 Bleue Away. 2.43 Leoncavalla (ew). 3.15 Yala Enki. 3.53 Annual Review (ew); Across The Channel (ew). 4.25 Lone Star (ew).

Wolverhampton – Kirby rides €420,000 yearling Cassius Dio in Wolverhampton debut

Adam Kirby is on board four-year-old €160,000 foal/€420,000 yearling Cassius Dio (5.00) making a belated debut bow in the MansionBet Novices Stakes over 7 furlongs at Wolverhampton.

Ivan Furtado saddles Lincoln Gamble (4.30) Wolverhampton.

In-form trainer Ivan Furtado saddles Lincoln Gamble (4.30) ridden by K.T. O’Neill in the C6 Mansion Bet race over 7f, returning after victory here over 7f in December.

John Fanshawe trained Crown Power (6.30) is tipped each-way in the Betway Handicap over 1m 1f under Connor Beasley.

Chase The Dollar (7.00) trained by David Loughnane and ridden by Rossa Ryan is tipped to land the 2m C5 Betway Handicap stepping up in trip and having previously been in Class 2 company.

WOLVERHAMPTON selections: 4.30 Lincoln Gamble. 5.00 Cassius Dio (ew). 5.30 Dark Flyer. 6.00 Vaxholm. 6.30 Crown Power (ew). 7.00 Chase The Dollar. 7.30 First Verse. 8.00 Indian Affair (ew).



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