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Jamesie surges to take Navan spoils for David Marnane

Jamesie showed a smart turn of foot to cut down his rivals in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan.

David Marnane's 2-1 favourite was held up off the pace by Colm O'Donoghue, and still had ground to make up as Joe Eile led a furlong out.

After switching towards the rail, Jamesie produced a trmemndous kick, putting daylight between himself and his rivals and easily holding the late charge of Alkasser by a length.

Marnane said: "A drop in grade and a bit of confidence is what he needed.

"The Group 3 at the Curragh last time was a strong contest and I was a bit worried about the pace today but it worked out well.

"He's a great horse to have around the yard and has always tried all his life.

"He's in two handicaps on Champions Weekend and may go for the six furlong handicap at the Curragh."

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