Racing: Moore the Merrier; RACING: King Arthur's All Set to Reign Again at Navan CARBERRY TO STEP OUT OF SHADOWS
Byline: MICHAEL CLOWER THE VOICE OF IRISH RACING
ARTHUR Moore can add to his tremendous Troytown Chase record by winning today's big Navan race with Jaquouille.
Moore first won this Stanleybet-sponsored three-miler as a jockey on Veuve, trained by his father, 33 years ago and he has since trained the winner on five occasions.
Indeed, he has won three of the last six runnings and Jaquouille has all the right credentials.
He is a seven-year-old - the same age as two of the last four winners - and he showed his liking for testing conditions when running out an easy winner over two furlongs less at Down Royal last time.
He has been raised 9lb for that but still has only 10st on his back. The Down Royal win was his first outing since winning a beginners' chase at the Fairyhouse Easter meeting and suggests that he is very much on the upgrade.
The French-bred gelding will be ridden by Moore's nephew Philip Carberry who, although spending his career in the shadow of brilliant elder brother Paul, is a really capable rider.
The one chink in the horse's armour is that he has done comparatively little racing over fences, although he did jump well at Down Royal.
Of course there are any number of others with sound claims including Star Clipper, who should reverse Cork Grand National placings with Garvivonnian.
Fatherofthebride ran below his best when a well-beaten third in that race and could well play a hand here while his stable companion Golden Storm is also not without a chance.
Jessica Harrington opted to run Hume Castle in thisTODAY'S TIPS
12.35 Tous Les Tables
1.05 Sweet Kiln (NAP) 1.35 Arthur Daly
2.05 Southern Vic
3.15 Fota island
3.45 Giolla de rather than go for yesterday's Grand Sefton Chase at Aintree. Robert Power's mount had a warm-up over hurdles here a fortnight ago and has a good chance on the form he showed at the end of last season.
Aimees Mark went up 7lb for beating Fatherofthebride at Galway but is still on an attractive mark.
But the biggest danger to my selection could be Liscannor Lad. He is trained by Dessie Hughes and ran well on his reappearance at Clonmel 10 days ago. …