Smart Destination can step up in class at Navan
The top trainer on his runners at Thurles and Navan
He hasn't run since picking up an injury at Naas. He was very promising before that happened. He's schooled well and while he lacks experience, we think he'll handle the ground.
He was a smart bumper horse last season and his Naas performance was very encouraging and suggested he might be better this season. We weren't sure how he'd handle the testing ground but he coped with it well. We've been happy with him since and while it looks a good race, he has plenty going for him.
Racing Pulse and Camelia De Cotte
Racing Pulse reverts from a very disappointing effort in the Cork National last month. We think, and hope, he has come forward from that run and if he has then he'll have a chance based on his old form. We think Camelia De Cotte has progressed since her run over the same course and trip early this month when she finished seventh and we're hoping she will finish in the money this time.
She's very well and will love the ground. We're hoping for black type and she looks to have an excellent chance.
Bumpers at Thurles have been good to us over the years and we're hoping that will again be the case.
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