Who to follow on Sunday over the jumps

Horse To Follow - Apple's Jade - Navan

This Grade 2 over 2 and half miles sees some classy sorts return to action and Apple's Jade may just have too much class for the rest of the field.

One of the Sunday highlights at Navan is the Lismullen Hurdle and we fancy Apple's Jade to win the race for a third successive year.

She often comes good this time of year and had one of her most successful seasons last term, following up success in this race with three successive Grade One wins, over 2 miles, 2 and a half miles and then three miles.

She had a disappointing spring being beat in the Champion Hurdle and at Punchestown and was third in the Liverpool hurdle at Aintree but the summer would have freshened her up and she should have too much quality for this field.

Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott - Navan

Gordon Elliott enjoyed a successful weekend last week and he should have another successful day at Navan on Sunday.

No doubt Elliott's star is Apple's Jade who bids for a hat trick of wins in the Lismullen Hurdle.

She has won this race on seasonal reappearance for the last two years and if forgetting her form at the back end of last season, she should take this in her stride.

Elliott also has a good chance of landing the Auction Novice Hurdle with Abacadabras, who was fourth to some smart sorts in the Cheltenham bumper before an easy win on hurdle debut last month.

He could also land a treble with the JP McManus owned Andy Dufresne who makes his much anticipated return after making a huge impression winning a bumper in January.

He missed the rest of the season but goes hurdling straight away and big things expected.

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville - Sandown

Nico De Boinville goes to Sandown for two rides for his boss Nicky Henderson and could easily leave with a double.

His main ride is Santini, who should take all the beating in the Future Stars Intermediate Chase. De Boninville rode Santini all last season, where he after winning on chase debut was third to TopoftheGame at Kempton on Boxing Day.

He was then beaten by the same horse in the RSA at Cheltenham where he completely missed his prep runs due to the break out of Equine flu and this race should be an ideal starting point.

His other ride is Keen On, owned by the Queen. He hasn't been seen since a beaten favourite in a Perth bumper in June but a lot more will be expected now hurdling for top connections.

The Henderson yard has come into form recently, with two winners and two seconds at Newbury on Thursday and they have another chance here.