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Gervais can be a saint in O'Brien's push for title

JOSEPH O'BRIEN, who is chasing his first jockeys' championship, relies on Saint Gervais to aid him in his quest to come out on top in the concluding 1m5f handicap at Navan this afternoon.

O'Brien won the race last year on Harrison's Cave for his father Aidan, and is on 93 winners, nine clear of closest rival Pat Smullen.

Saint Gervais is yet to win on the Flat from three starts, but is a dual bumper and hurdles winner.

Trainer John Kiely said: "He ran a nice race when second at Listowel last time and is in good form so we're hopeful of a good run."

Away from Navan, there is action from Fontwell, Worcester and Newmarket this afternoon, with an all-weather meeting at Kempton this evening.

Fontwell: Soft heavy in places, good to soft in places.
Kempton: Standard.
Newmarket: Soft.
Worcester: Good to soft, soft in places.
Navan: Heavy.

 
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