Troytown next for Cork winner?

The Troytown Chase at Navan is a possible next port of call for Raz De Maree after he rolled back the years to claim his second Cork Grand National on Sunday.

Raz De Maree: Delighted connections with second Cork National.

It is four years since the 11-year-old followed up victory in the Munster National by landing the three-and-a-half-mile prize for the late Dessie Hughes.

While he had failed to win a single race since, Raz De Maree shaped with promise when runner-up on his seasonal reappearance at Gowran Park last month and got back on the winning trail with a tenacious display in the hands of Ger Fox.

Trainer Gavin Cromwell said: "I was a bit worried about the ground as he's quite slow and I thought he might just get done for speed, but he was brilliant on the day.

"He's come out of it well and he'll either go for the Troytown Chase in Navan or the Porterstown in Fairyhouse the following week."

Stablemate Jer's Girl could return to action at Naas on Saturday.

The dual Grade One scorer held entries at Down Royal and Naas at the weekend, but she sidestepped those engagements on account of unsuitable ground.

"We just felt the ground was too quick for her over the weekend," said Cromwell.

"She's in good form and she'll be entered in the Fishery Lane Hurdle in Naas on Saturday. We just have to hope for a bit of rain."

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