Staying local today at Navan with 2 runners.

INSCRIBE digs deep at Gowran Park 11th October 2017

Pic: INSCRIBE

It looked odds against us racing here earlier in the week due to the adverse weather conditions and the fact that we are is remarkable but it’s great to be back on the grass again at Navan. There’s no doubt that today’s results will be dominated by horses either bred for heavy going or that have form on it but there’s no question that it will be a tough day in the office for today’s runners.

I’ve only declared two to run today and both are ready to start but there is still plenty to work on with both. FLAT TO THE MAX is by Maxios, who himself loved this surface but I don’t think that’s enough reason to send this lad off as a short priced fav! He’s a fine big gelding that I’m sure will get further but this is a nice race to start him off. He works ok without any bells and whistles and I do think he can win an ordinary maiden but a good one will beat him all day long. We will be happy if he runs in first four and shows potential as that’s all we ever hope for on the first day with any of ours.

One of my favorites in the yard is INSCRIBE and he is having his first start of the season here. I thought long and hard about running him today as he came in from his holiday very heavy and gross and it’s taken a while to get the weight off him! He has proved himself on soft ground but as he’s just ready to run this heavy ground could just find him out as he hits the hill inside the last two furlongs. I think it’s an ideal race to start him back and it was either work him at home today or run him here and I felt that running him would prove more beneficial in the long term. I would hope to see him win a nice price at some stage through the coming season.

HGD 🇮🇪

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