All you need to know as Grade 1-winning novice Great Field returns to action
This weekend marks the start of the Flat turf season in Britain and Ireland, but there is still lots of jump racing to get stuck into, and a Grade 1-winning novice returns to action at Navan today.
Great Field is unbeaten over fences, and was a top-level winner at last season's Punchestown festival. He has not been sighted since then, but adds some stardust to a quality card.
Newbury and Sedgefield also stage jumps cards, with all-weather meetings at Dundalk, Kempton and Lingfield.
Soft (GoingStick: Chase - 6.1; hurdle - 5.9)
Race 1, 4 & 5: +27 yards
Race 2: +23 yards
Race 7: +36 yards
Soft (GoingStick: 5.4 chase & hurdle)
Race 1: +48 yards
Race 2, 4 & 6: +39 yards
Race 3: +55 yards
Race 5: +33 yards
1.35 Lingfield - Mime Dance 4-1 (from 6)
2.10 Lingfield - Madrinho 5-2 (from 7-2)
8.15 Kempton - Native Fighter 9-4 (from 4)
What to back
Maddy Playle likes the chances of one at Sedgefield.
Our experts around Britain and Ireland have cast their eye over the cards and reveal their fancies in the Tips Box.
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