NAVAN staged some decent racing last Sunday, including a couple of Grade 2s and a Grade 3, though whether events will have much bearing on the big contests of the main part of the season is to be doubted.

Perhaps the most interesting race of all was the Fortria Chase over two miles, not least because the surprise winner Arctic Skipper seemed to record a useful time (147 timefigure) despite looking an unlikely winner for much of the way and touching 499/1 in-play.