thought for the day: “feel the fear and do it anyway”
Troytown Chase day at Navan.
Navan 2.30- Squouateur and Mine Now
I have always felt there is a big handicap in Squouateur and he may be worth a sporting interest today. The morning papers are writing him off and his price is drifting perhaps on account of the ground. Yet I believe he will handle conditions ok- he travelled as well as anything in the 2017 Kim Muir on good ground were he would have been placed but for falling and his career best effort when third in last years Paddy Power was on yielding ground, so it can be argued that he does not need very deep conditions necessarily. A repeat of that Paddy Power run would give him every chance.
Mine Now ran well at Galway this summer in the Blazers Chase. He has plenty of big field experience over hurdles and his cruising speed is always an asset in these types of races. A clean round of fencing could put him in the picture.
1.5 pts ew- Squouateur-2.30 Navan-16-1 P Power-6 places
1 pt ew-Mine Now-2.30 Navan-25-1- bet 365- 5 places.