Navan Racecourse is located in Proudstown near the town Navan, County Meath in the east of Ireland. The course is busy all year round since Navan hosts both National Hunt and flat racing, with 17 fixtures taking place annually.
Navan Betting Tips
The jumps course is a left-handed rectangular track and is a fair galloping course with a stiff uphill finish. Emphasis is placed on stamina when selecting our Navan tips due to this, especially when the ground is soft or heavy. In total, nine fences are jumped on each circuit of the chase course – three of which are on the home straight.
The flat course is a left-handed circuit which is oval is shape and measures one and a half miles. It has a stiff uphill finish of three and a half furlongs. A straight 6 furlong course also joins the main track on the entrance to the main straight. It is a very fair track with not too many hard luck stories. However, if a horse doesn’t have stamina they will struggle to see out the finish.
Navan Draw Bias
The only bias at Navan is in large field sprints over 5 furlongs where there is a slight bias toward those drawn low. Otherwise, however, horses can win from anywhere.
Navan Betting Trends
Over fences, Ruby Walsh has an incredible 43% strike rate at Navan racecourse. This is obviously due to the firepower that Willie Mullins can send to the track. Paul Townend also does very well here, with four winners from his last ten rides, producing a profit of +£17.50 to level stakes.
Over hurdles, up-and-coming star Jack Kennedy has a sublime 40% strike rate, which betters Ruby Walsh by 10%. In bumpers, Patrick Mullins has a terrific 52% strike rate. Nina Carberry is next best with a 35% return.
As with most tracks, it’s worth respecting Willie Mullins’ charges. He has an extremely impressive 40% strike rate of the jumps course at Navan from 131 runners over the last five seasons. His runners are often short in the market though, as the resulting +£9 level stakes profit shows.
Aidan O’Brien is the trainer to be with on the flat at Navan races, with a healthy 25% win strike rate over the past three seasons, yielding a profit of +£20.79 to level stakes. Ger Lyons is close behind him though, showing a +£23 level stakes profit over the last five seasons from his 114 runners. Pat Smullen and Colin Keane are also two jockeys to keep on side, both with 15% strike rates.
Navan Feature Races
- Boyne Hurdle (Grade 2) (2m 5f)
- Ten Up Novice Chase (Grade 2) (3m)
- Flyingbolt Novice Chase (Grade 2) (2m 1f)
- Webster Cup Chase (Grade 2) (2m 4f)
- Ballysax Stakes (Group 3) (1m 2f)
- Vintage Crop Stakes (Group 3) (1m 6f)
- Lismullen Hurdle (Grade 2) (2m 4f)
- Fortria Chase (Grade 2) (2m)
- For Auction Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) (2m)
- Monksfield Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (2m 4f)
- Tara Hurdle (Handicap) (2m 4f)
- Navan Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) (2m 4f)