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Gowran Park Racing Club Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Gowran Park Racing Club Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4-6U

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest bumper effort on debut in Britain; did not jump well on hurdling debut at Cork, beaten when unseating two out at Kilbeggan three weeks ago.

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

10th

8

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Perzzini

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

led at fast pace, soon clear

10/1

0

7

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:07 Gowran Park

Perzzini

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

took keen hold, raced in second, led before 2nd, clear 3rd, 5 lengths ahead when bad mistake and unseated 5th

20/1

1st

8

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Perzzini

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Modest bumper effort on debut in Britain; did not jump well on hurdling debut at Cork, beaten when unseating two out at Kilbeggan three weeks ago.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-6

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam from the family of Denman; fourth in five-runner bumper at Fairyhouse last December when steady pace might not have suited; reported to have burst blood vessels when fair sixth on hurdling debut at Down Royal in May; perhaps risky on that basis.

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

0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Monsieur Azul

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

disputed lead, led clearly 2nd, hit 3rd, headed 4 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up approaching last

7/1

2nd

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Monsieur Azul

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Dam from the family of Denman; fourth in five-runner bumper at Fairyhouse last December when steady pace might not have suited; reported to have burst blood vessels when fair sixth on hurdling debut at Down Royal in May; perhaps risky on that basis.

8/1

50/1

  • Place: £22.50

Form: 8450-P

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

More than six years since he won on AW in France; not disgraced on a few occasions at Kilbeggan last year but not a likely maiden hurdle winner at this stage of his career.

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

8th

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Qatar Spirit

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Timothy Cleary

towards rear early, midfield when not fluent 4th, in touch with leaders after 3 out

8/1

6th

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

13:48 Cork

Qatar Spirit

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Timothy Cleary

in rear, not fluent 2nd, some headway from 2 out, never dangerous

22/1

Form: 228-26 BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three runners bumpers; nearest at the finish when again finding one too good on hurdles debut at Limerick; disappointing favourite when tried over an extra half-mile at Wexford in July; solid place claims on overall form.

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

4th

5

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Littlefoot

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: M A Molloy

held up in rear, struggling when midfield after 3 out, went modest fourth approaching last, never dangerous

3/1

6th

5

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 150y

17:05 Wexford

Littlefoot

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: M A Molloy

held up in rear, headway towards rear of midfield 4th

4/1

2nd

8

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:10 Limerick

Littlefoot

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: M A Molloy

midfield, good headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, pushed along and went third before 2 out, went second last, ran green last, ran on well towards finish, no match for winner

5/1

Form: 000-

Last run: 229 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Turf/AW winner for Andrew Balding, rated 79; no merit in three maiden hurdle runs last season.

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

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Eikonix

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

refused to race

20/1

13th

8

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Eikonix

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Dual Flat winner has been soundly beaten in testing ground recently but these conditions suit better and could result in an improved showing.

12/1

Form: 7-0

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a Limerick bumper last season; did not jump well on stable/hurdling debut at Listowel.

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

16th

16

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Jimmy De Giant

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Widger

Has shown a little ability in three maiden hurdles but a lot more needed here.

50/1

12th

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Jimmy De Giant

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

towards rear

33/1

6th

4

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Jimmy De Giant

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Robert Widger

always behind

50/1

Form: 80

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten in excess of 40l in two maiden hurdle starts at Ballinrobe; can be ruled out.

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

13th

14

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Diverse Beauty

11st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Beaten in excess of 40l in two maiden hurdle starts at Ballinrobe and around 30l seventh at Gowran four weeks ago.

25/1

7th

16

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Diverse Beauty

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Beaten in excess of 40l in two maiden hurdle starts at Ballinrobe; can be ruled out.

50/1

10th

5

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 153y

15:40 Ballinrobe

Diverse Beauty

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Seamus Fahey

Beaten 42l in a maiden hurdle over 2m6f here on debut and huge improvement needed.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice second in points before Dawstown maiden win in May; doubts for now based on tame effort at Listowel on hurdling debut.

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

8th

11

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

River Vale

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Winters

Twice second in points before Dawstown maiden win in May; doubts for now based on tame effort at Listowel on hurdling debut.

12/1

10th

8

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

River Vale

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Winters

Got off the mark in points' on third start in that sphere; difficult to know what he achieved in winning that but likely has to improve for rules debut.

11/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam is an unraced half-sister to Galway Plate winner Sir Frederick; staying pedigree.

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

11th

14

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Restless Son

11st 10lb

J: Mr R James

T: Norman Lee

Not much to show for three maiden runs or handicap bow at Thurles last time; needs loads of improvement.

33/1

8th

12

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Restless Son

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Norman Lee

Soundly beaten in three maidens on softer ground and market likely best guide here on handicap debut.

14/1

9th

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 125y

14:00 Clonmel

Restless Son

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Norman Lee

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and makes no appeal in this company.

200/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unraced dam is a half-sister to winners; not one of the more obvious contenders first time out.

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

9th

5

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 80y

16:00 Clonmel

Te Deum

12st 0lb

J: Ms J I Stokes

T: N Stokes

No impact in a maiden hurdle at Gowran; similar in a Tramore bumper, can be ruled out.

100/1

Form: 292-

Last run: 372 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in two of his three bumper starts last August/September; beaten 9l first time out at Kilbeggan; went close at Perth on third outing, but the Lucinda Russell-trained winner has failed to do much for the form over hurdles; one for the shortlist in an ordinary maiden.

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

11th

15

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Wisteria Bloom

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in two of his three bumper starts last August/September; beaten 9l first time out at Kilbeggan; went close at Perth on third outing, but the Lucinda Russell-trained winner has failed to do much for the form over hurdles; one for the shortlist in an ordinary maiden.

5/2

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Non-runners

Athgaine Monarch, Catch The Beast, Minella Diamond, The Bay Horse, Toonagh Warrior

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Payout
Exacta €257.00
Straight Forecast €272.40
Trifecta €6564.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Littlefoot

The Irish Sun:

Monsieur Azul

POSTDATA:

Minella Diamond

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Littlefoot

TOPSPEED:

Littlefoot