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17:12 Gowran Park

Soft

Ronan Lawlor Memorial Irish EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 1f 0y
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Ronan Lawlor Memorial Irish EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Kapgarde filly; cost a whopping 310,000Euros as a 3yo; half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m-2m5f hurdle and novice chase winner Mighty Potter, very smart hurdler/chaser French Dynamite, 2m hurdle winner Indiana Jones and this season's 5yo bumper winner Caldwell Potter; dam never ran; really well-bred newcomer, interesting to see how she fares in the market relative to stablemate Why Delilah.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Aintree

Brighterdaysahead

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Stays 2m5f and acts on heavy ground; highly regarded by her trainer; lost her unbeaten record when second in the Dawn Run at Cheltenham (2m1f) last month but emerged as the best mare at the weights, having carried a 5lb penalty, and remains of strong interest; respected.

10/11

2nd

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Brighterdaysahead

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, mistake 4 out

10/11

1st

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Brighterdaysahead

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, prominent, went third halfway, led going easily 2 out, clear approaching last, nudged out and went further clear run-in, easily

4/7

33/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Getaway half-sister to winners Minella Trump (point/useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Alright Marlene (point/2m hurdle); unraced dam closely related to 2m5f hurdle winner Ballyquin Queen; point-to-point form modest, easily overlooked on Rules debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

15

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

14:30 Killarney

Vicky Victoria

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: N Dooly

Modest form in points but looked promising when runner-up (beaten 13l) in a mares' bumper at Gowran in February; lesser effort at that venue since and might need this after 132-day break.

15/2

10th

11

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:30 Gowran Park

Vicky Victoria

11st 7lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: N Dooly

Stepped up considerably on pointing form when 13l second at this venue three weeks ago, finishing 8l clear of a mare who had previously finished second at Cork; further progress is feasible.

12/1

2nd

7

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:12 Gowran Park

Vicky Victoria

11st 11lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: N Dooly

towards rear

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising Cork debut last month when a clear-cut second to Fancy Girl in testing conditions, staying on well; missed Grade 2 engagement at Dublin Racing Festival due to quicker ground; definite player.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:15 Haydock

Ascending Lark

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Placed in two Irish bumpers last season (both soft to heavy) for Liz Lalor; absent since last April (wind op since) but new trainer does very well with recruits from other yards and this isn't a strong contest for her hurdle debut; could play a leading role.

15/8

7th

6

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Ascending Lark

11st 4lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Promising second at Cork in January (winner well behind Brianna Lily at Naas subsequently) but well-held third behind smart-looking type at Gowran where, in fairness, she may have raced on the slowest ground in the straight; could show up well.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flemensfirth mare cost 50,000Euros as a 3yo, is sister to smart bumper/hurdle/chase winner Good Boy Bobby (RPR 157) and half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Enniskerry (including Grade 3); dam a sister to high-class bumper/2m-3m hurdler Voler La Vadette; nicely-bred newcomer, like stablemate Forge Lawn, worth watching for market confidence.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

21

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Vedetta Star

11st 7lb

J: Mr P A King

T: Peter Fahey

16

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 45y

17:35 Tipperary

Vedetta Star

11st 11lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Peter Fahey

Cost 50,000euros as a 3yo and she's well related; however, was soon outpaced when beaten a distance at Gowran (10-1).

10/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:12 Gowran Park

Vedetta Star

11st 11lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Flemensfirth mare cost 50,000Euros as a 3yo, is sister to smart bumper/hurdle/chase winner Good Boy Bobby (RPR 157) and half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Enniskerry (including Grade 3); dam a sister to high-class bumper/2m-3m hurdler Voler La Vadette; nicely-bred newcomer, like stablemate Forge Lawn, worth watching for market confidence.

14/1

Form: 005

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in three bumpers, loads to find with Why Delilah on latest Punchestown run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

18

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

You Make Me Smile

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Not shown much in bumpers and on the Flat; same story so far over hurdles and step up to 3m not sure to be the answer.

40/1

16th

16

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

You Make Me Smile

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

in rear, not fluent 2nd

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Snow Sky half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Maple Lawn; dam tailed off in a bumper, sister to 2m4f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Bacher Boy, half-sister to bumper/useful 2m5f-3m3f hurdle/chase winner Garruth; newcomer from a respected source, market support would be interesting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:12 Gowran Park

Forge Lawn

11st 11lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Peter Fahey

Snow Sky half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Maple Lawn; dam tailed off in a bumper, sister to 2m4f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Bacher Boy, half-sister to bumper/useful 2m5f-3m3f hurdle/chase winner Garruth; newcomer from a respected source, market support would be interesting.

8/1

Form: 0/7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in a pair of maiden hurdles, mildly encouraging last time at Limerick; of limited appeal now switched to bumper.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Champagne Secret

11st 3lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Beaten a long way all four maiden runs, hard to see her having an immediate impact in handicaps.

20/1

13

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Champagne Secret

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Tailed off all five starts and no improvement for a longer trip at Cork last week.

100/1

6th

7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Cork

Champagne Secret

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

towards rear, headway into midfield after 7th, pushed along and keeping on when mistake 3 out, soon no extra, made no telling impression

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Spanish Moon mare cost 20,000Euros as a 3yo; half-sister to French 2m7f chase winner Demon De Fleur (including Listed) and French 2m4f chase winner Espoir De Fleur; dam chase winner; top connections and demands maximum respect on debut.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Iris Emery

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

midfield, dropped to rear after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

40/1

1st

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Iris Emery

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, joined 6th, went clear before 2 out, pushed out when ridden briefly after last, comfortably

6/4

3rd

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Naas

Iris Emery

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, chased clear leader before halfway, pressed leader over 5f out

2/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to five winners notably Landofhopeandglory (Group-placed 1m 2yo; RPR 103/smart 2m-2m4f jumps); dam German 1m 2yo winner; promising Punchestown debut last month, drawing well clear of remainder when staying-on second to a well-backed winner, looking green; all the better for that experience and could take some beating now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

14

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Why Delilah

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Promising run when runner-up in a mares' bumper at Punchestown a year ago but pulled up in a bumper next time and not much promise in recent return; best watched for now.

14/1

9th

10

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Why Delilah

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Half-sister to the useful Landofhopeandglory; ran in two bumpers last winter; promising Punchestown debut, drawing well clear of the remainder when a staying-on second to a well-backed winner; reportedly failed to handle testing ground when pulled up at Gowran in race won by the stable with the well-regarded Betterdaysahead.

7/4

8

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:12 Gowran Park

Why Delilah

11st 11lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Half-sister to five winners notably Landofhopeandglory (Group-placed 1m 2yo; RPR 103/smart 2m-2m4f jumps); dam German 1m 2yo winner; promising Punchestown debut last month, drawing well clear of remainder when staying-on second to a well-backed winner, looking green; all the better for that experience and could take some beating now.

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 180y

20:30 Down Royal

Farmhand Lily

11st 5lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

Well held in trio of bumpers so far; may want a step up in trip.

50/1

10th

9

6th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Farmhand Lily

11st 5lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: P A Fahy

held up in rear

50/1

9th

12

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 137y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Farmhand Lily

11st 3lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: P A Fahy

Finished with only one behind her when 50-1 on debut at Leopardstown; can be ruled out.

50/1

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Exacta €1065.00
Straight Forecast €964.30
Trifecta €12187.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Why Delilah

The Irish Sun:

Iris Emery

POSTDATA:

Why Delilah