October 02 / 12.00 Gowran Park

12.00 Gowran Park Good To Yielding

gowranpark.ie 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 3m 49s
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gowranpark.ie 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 66

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair placed form on Flat at a modest level; two runs over hurdles have been satisfactory but not good enough to suggest that am maiden win is imminent; finished alongside Inca Prince at Listowel.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Virtual Hug

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Fair placed form on Flat at a modest level; two runs over hurdles have been satisfactory but not good enough to suggest that am maiden win is imminent; finished alongside Inca Prince at Listowel.

16/1

6th

10

19th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Listowel

Virtual Hug

10st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Showed ability on the Flat; went out in front on his hurdles debut at Down Royal but was only seen off before the last; likely to do better if he can be more restrained here and could be one to outrun his likely odds.

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: S

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden on the Flat; obtained best placing when second to the 11lb-conceding Vocito over 1m2f at Cork in April; travelling well when slipped up after four out at Roscommon on hurdling debut; this looks a stronger race.
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7th

16

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Helvic Princess

10st 5lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

7th

19

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Helvic Princess

10st 5lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

5th

14

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Helvic Princess

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 5

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Form went downhill after last year's debut maiden win at Dundalk for Henry de Bromhead;, respectable display on hurdling debut at Listowel; closely matched with Virtual Hug on that running; hooded now.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(3)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:20 Haydock

Inca Prince

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Jefferson

6th

6

(7)

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 3

17:20 York

Inca Prince

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Inca Prince

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

Ex-Irish youngster who is 3-4 for current yard, despite being an exuberant sort who doesn't settle; easily defied top weight in 4yo handicap at Musselburgh (good to soft) last time but this is harder.

25/1

Form: B2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Camelot gelding was quite well fancied when brought down at first at Roscommon; needs to jump more fluently than when chasing home a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on shot at Killarney; definite chance.
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Verdict Starting price

5

7th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Wetherby

Stand Staunch

11st 12lb

Runner-up at Killarney (2m1f, yielding) in August on second hurdle start, and solid fourth of 16 at Gowran (2m, good to yielding) next time out in October; has since left Joseph O'Brien; leading claims if at his best on today's stable debut, following a break.

15/8

4th

7

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Stand Staunch

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Camelot gelding was quite well fancied when brought down at first at Roscommon; needs to jump more fluently than when chasing home a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on shot at Killarney; definite chance.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Took a long time to win a maiden on the Flat, doing so over 1m4f at Tramore in August on 13th start; 82-rated filly was given an ambitious target when last of five in the Group 3 March Stakes at Goodwood five weeks ago; arguably the pick of these on Flat form.
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Verdict Starting price

19th

9

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

White Pepper

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

1-14 on the Flat and 2-6 over hurdles; has interlinking form with a few of her compatriots and she's closely matched with Prairie Dancer on their recent placed efforts in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse; her improvement does appear to have plateaued and she has perhaps shown her hand more than others; has regularly worn this headgear.

40/1

3rd

9

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

White Pepper

10st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had Iberique Du Seuil in behind when winning here last month but she was a beaten odds-on favourite behind Six Feet Apart at Doncaster three weeks ago and this is tougher.

7/1

3rd

7

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

White Pepper

10st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only third behind Sea Sessions when favourite for Aintree Listed race (2m1f, soft) last month but showed improvement at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) recently to make it 2-4 over hurdles; ran well on good to yielding ground on the Flat; the one to beat today if reproducing her latest form.

5/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam has produced eight winners including this one's own-sister Petite Parisienne, whose career involved involves a curiosity in that her only two hurdling wins were achieved in Grade 1 juvenile events.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

18

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Loughisle Lady

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Sister to dual Grade 1-winning juvenile hurdler from the same yard, Petite Parisienne; disappointing favourite on Gowran debut, always on the back foot after slow jump at the first and racing too keenly; much the same story at Galway on her second attempt.

12/1

6th

14

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Loughisle Lady

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dam has produced eight winners including this one's own-sister Petite Parisienne, whose career involved involves a curiosity in that her only two hurdling wins were achieved in Grade 1 juvenile events.

3/1

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m2f at Cork in April, giving today's rival Helvic Princess 11lb and a 3/4l beating; that was his sole win from 15 starts for Jim Bolger, but he has been a fairly consistent type this year and could now pay his way over hurdles for Eoin Doyle.
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3rd

14

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

13:20 Punchestown

Vocito

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

Experienced sort unable to live with winner at Killarney but that another good run (third had finished comfortably ahead of Ballyquin Bay previously); limited but could win if he runs his race.

6/4

2nd

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Vocito

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

Has shown some promise over hurdles since joining Eoin Doyle; was placed in a Fairyhouse maiden before running well at that venue in handicap company; not as good on last start at Tramore but this looks an easier task on paper; can go well.

6/1

5th

3

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Tramore

Vocito

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

8th
12 ()
Grey Angel

50/1

Form: 60

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Little apparent chance and is the probable outsider of three runners for her trainer.
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8th

12

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Grey Angel

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Little apparent chance and is the probable outsider of three runners for her trainer.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in modest handicaps on the Flat; not one of the more obvious contenders though stable had a long-priced Flat winner earlier in the week.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

18

(5)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Speedy Pix

8st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: T G McCourt

First reserve; poor maiden, very hard to fancy.

15

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Speedy Pix

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: T G McCourt

20-race maiden under all codes; last in a Dundalk handicap on Friday; others much more likely.

66/1

14th

14

(6)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Speedy Pix

8st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Has shown little sign of winning potential and has run only once at this track; moderate hurdles form lately; no appeal.

25/1

10th
11 ()
Xeres

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Better form at two than at three but recent fifth at this venue was quite encouraging; officially rated 18lb superior to stablemate Helvic Princess on the Flat.
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4th

12

(21)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Xeres

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

Better form at two than at three, though last month's fifth at Gowran was quite encouraging; doubt raised by the fact that he was reported to have bled when running moderately over hurdles on a more recent Gowran outing.

8/1

10th

11

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Xeres

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Noel Meade

Better form at two than at three but recent fifth at this venue was quite encouraging; officially rated 18lb superior to stablemate Helvic Princess on the Flat.

8/1

5th

6

(3)

18th Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:35 Gowran Park

Xeres

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

Placed in three maidens on testing ground last year but hasn't matched that form in four starts this year, while still running respectably; gelded since last run and blinkers tried; any easing of the ground will be a plus.

14/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In good hands but nothing in his three Flat runs during May/June to suggest he can feature.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

To Dream

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Mark Gillard

15

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

To Dream

11st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E J O’Grady

First reserve; needs just one more run for a mark and handicapping is likely her job.

16th

14

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Punchestown

To Dream

11st 9lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E J O’Grady

No massive fireworks in trio of Flat starts and finished down the field on hurdling debut at Gowran in October; entitled to come forward for that experience but needs to.

66/1

Form: 0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
250-1 when tailed off in Listowel race in which Inca Prince was fifth and Virtual Hug sixth; first reserve.
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12th

17

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Putonthenews

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

250-1 when tailed off in Listowel race in which Inca Prince was fifth and Virtual Hug sixth; first reserve.

11th

8

19th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Listowel

Putonthenews

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Not much to recommend on Flat form and hard to give a chance to on his hurdles bow.

66/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed only once from 11 starts on the Flat; no real progress since an unplaced run behind Vocito early in the season; no fitness doubts but others make more appeal.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

16

(16)

14th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:00 Navan

Go Large

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

7th

14

(9)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:50 Bellewstown

Go Large

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

7th

9

(14)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Go Large

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

OUR TIP

200/1

Form: P0

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In rear on only Flat start; brought to a standstill after first at Roscommon and pulled-up after fourth; 250-1 shot when last of 15 at Down Royal.
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2

30th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:05 Down Royal

Guest

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

Poor performer on all known form and makes no appeal here.

200/1

14th

3

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Guest

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: H Smyth

In rear on only Flat start; brought to a standstill after first at Roscommon and pulled-up after fourth; 250-1 shot when last of 15 at Down Royal.

200/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Newcomer by Elzaam out of a 1m4f winner; should be capable of staying 2m over hurdles.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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22th

25

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Elzoom

10st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Shane Crawley

Second of three qualifying runs was respectable; blinkers will need to make a big difference.

33/1

13th

6

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Elzoom

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Tailed off on hurdling debut at Gowran; not a bad effort at Fairyhouse but held by Doctor Brown Bear and Doctor Churchill

33/1

7th

5

2nd Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Elzoom

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Tailed off on hurdling debut at Gowran and likely to need more experience.

66/1

Form: P

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form in four Flat outings; noteworthy as a half-brother to Noel Meade's star juvenile hurdler of last season, Jeff Kidder; reported to have made a respiratory noise when pulled-up at Ballinrobe on hurdling debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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21th

23

(2)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:40 Navan

Luz Long

8st 6lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: J G Coogan

Nothing of note under both codes and very hard to make a case for unless blinkers work the oracle; 2lb wrong.

50/1

10th

6

12th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 60y

13:20 Punchestown

Luz Long

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: J G Coogan

Nothing so far.

100/1

6

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Luz Long

11st 2lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: J G Coogan

Poor form in four Flat outings; noteworthy as a half-brother to Noel Meade's star juvenile hurdler of last season, Jeff Kidder; reported to have made a respiratory noise when pulled-up at Ballinrobe on hurdling debut.

50/1

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Non-runners

Iberique Du Seuil, Mankhool

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Payout
Exacta €949.00
Straight Forecast €715.80
Trifecta €6025.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stand Staunch

SPOTLIGHT:

Iberique Du Seuil

The Irish Sun:

Vocito

POSTDATA:

Stand Staunch