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Joseph O’Brien discusses his four runners at Navan and two at Wexford on Saturday as Galileo Chrome bids to continue his progress
Starting to come good
13:45 – Tar Heel
Tar Heel has been a bit of a work in progress, but he is starting to put it together. His last two runs have represented improvement and he was a little bit unlucky not to go even closer at Naas last weekend. That form entitles him to go well in this company and with a bit of a luck he’ll be involved in the finish.
Lovely filly with as good a chance as any
15:25 – Sense Of Style
Sense Of Style is a lovely filly and was narrowly beaten at Dundalk last time. She’ll need to prove her stamina for this longer trip on what is a stiffer track, but I’m hopeful she’ll be fine over it. This looks a decent maiden, but she looks to have as good a chance as any.
Hopeful GC can get the job done
17:05 – Galileo Chrome and Degraves
Galileo Chrome is a horse we’ve always had a very high opinion of and it was great to see him do what he did in a winner’s race at Leopardstown last time. This race represents another steady step up the ladder for him and the main unknown is the longer trip. We had intended to run him in the Irish Derby a couple of months ago until a late setback ruled him out, so we’ve always thought he would stay this sort of trip. This looks a good opportunity for him to continue his progression, so hopefully he’ll get the job done.
Degraves is another with his stamina to prove. He took a step forward from his seasonal reappearance to run well in Group 3 company last time, so hopefully he can come forward again from that.
Joseph O’Brien Runners at Wexford
Another chance to gain experience
14:30 – Morning Beatrice
Morning Beatrice needed the run and experience on her racecourse debut in a maiden hurdle at Sligo. Hopefully she will show more with that under her belt in this.
Read to run a big race
15:40 – Us And Them
Us And Them has been a shade disappointing since his very good novice chase campaign, but he has run a couple of great races in that time, most notably when third in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival last March. Returning to this shorter trip in this less competitive race should help him and hopefully he’ll run a big race.
Joseph O’’Brien was speaking to Betfair.