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Inflection Point

Inflection Point was a little unlucky in the five-and-a-half-furlong handicap at Navan on Thursday. Dropped in early on by Rory Cleary from his high draw, he travelled well through his race on the far side. He had a wall of horses in front of him as they passed the two-furlong marker, his rider had to sit and wait for the gaps to appear. All the gaps closed as they raced to the furlong pole and, switched towards the near side to get into the clear, the Invincible Spirit gelding finished off his race really strongly up the hill, failing by just a nose to catch Mogwli, who had led from flagfall.

It was a good run by Kieran Cotter’s horse. He was impressive in winning his maiden at Bellewstown in July but, raised by 12lb by the handicapper for that win, he had been beaten in two runs since over five furlongs off a mark of 84. Dropped to a mark of 81 here, and stepped up slightly in trip, and at a stiff track, he probably put up a career-best performance. He will be of interest again now off this type of mark and, placed in a maiden over a mile last season for Ger Lyons, he is worth another try at six furlongs.

Navan, 10th September 2020

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