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Robin Des Sheikh

Robin Des Skeikh was impressive in winning his maiden at Navan on Saturday, and he should be able to go forward again now. He was slowly away, but he was sharply into his stride, and he managed to get to the front and bag the inside rail from stall 11 after they had gone a furlong. He was a little keen once in front, he went about four lengths clear as they raced to the home turn, but rider Like McAteer always looked happy. The Dawn Approach gelding travelled well to the two-furlong marker and, when his rider gave him a squeeze, he picked up again. Runner-up Dark Pine mounted a challenge, but it never looked likely to prevail, and Robin Des Sheikh was strong all the way to the line.

Paul Flynn’s horse was racing for just the fourth time here, and he continues to progress with racing. Unraced as a juvenile, he was just caught close home in a seven-furlong maiden at Dundalk on his previous run, but he had run over nine and a half and 10 furlongs, and he saw out the mile well on Saturday. He was held up over the longer trips, but this could be optimal for him, ridden aggressively over a mile.

Navan, 5th September 2020

©, 7th September 2020