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Golf At Gowran Park Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Golf At Gowran Park Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 37753-

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner on good ground at Cork last summer; fair fifth on soft at Down Royal in December; another solid effort when third on yielding going at Punchestown in February; tongue-tie could help her cause; fair chance if fit and ready for seasonal debut.

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17th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Wellgowats

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Liam G O’Brien

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Wexford

Wellgowats

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liam G O’Brien

took keen hold, in rear, headway after 4 out, went second towards near side after 2 out, briefly led when ridden run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 5P4825

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Winner at Sligo two seasons ago; best run since when runner-up at Tramore on penultimate start; failed to confirm form with a couple for rivals when fifth at Wexford; reasonable prospects on this ground.

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8th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Mullins Cross

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Bangor winner in December on heavy ground and fifth at the same venue last month after two fair efforts at Thurles; modest hurdling strike-rate (2-33); 3lb out of the handicap here; others are much more appealing.

16/1

5th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mullins Cross

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Drew nicely clear to win over C&D (soft) in December and returns here after two fairly good efforts at Thurles this year but she has a modest hurdling strike-rate (2-32) and is against some unexposed rivals today.

12/1

5th

8

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Mullins Cross

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Wide margin winner at Bangor in December and best of three runs since on latest when C&D fourth to Smallcraftwarning last month, keeping on under inexperienced claimer; senior rider takes over here and worth a look.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0F00-0

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Found to be coughing after Limerick run in March; failed to run to market expectations (9-2 chance) at Punchestown in May; likely to be capable of better than that.

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1st

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Quornofamonday

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

raced in second 2nd

8/1

9th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Quornofamonday

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

Up 7lb in total for solid placed efforts in last three handicaps (2m/2m4f), favourite each time; goes well through his races, slight stamina query stepping back up to this trip but should be thereabouts.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-630P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Debut bumper winner on good ground when trained in Britain; moderate third in a 2m2f maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan during the summer; struggled when tried over a staying trip on handicap debut at the same venue three weeks ago; little appeal.

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5th

24

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Kiss My Lucky Egg

10st 13lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Creditable effort in a Gowran handicap hurdle last September; modest form since then, though should be fit enough following a run a Dundalk.

33/1

10th

8

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kiss My Lucky Egg

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Adrian Sexton

towards rear

66/1

Form: 9/300-

Last run: 282 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

0-15 over hurdles; good run after six months off when third over 2m at Tramore last October; failed to build on that in two outings at Fairyhouse later in the year.

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6th

15

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Gaelic Des Chastys

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Alan Donoghue

Maiden after 18 starts and his best efforts have come on better ground; can improve from his Gowran return outing and run respectably.

7/1

5th

13

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Gaelic Des Chastys

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Alan Donoghue

held up in rear, steady headway after 4th, in touch with leaders when pushed along after 3 out, no extra when jumped right and mistake 2 out, not fluent last

10/1

Form: 9/7-0P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has failed to reach the first six in ten races, struggled in two Ballinrobe runs in August after more than a year on the sidelines.

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0

15

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Save Tonight

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: V T O’Brien

towards rear, mistake 5th, brief headway before 3 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

40/1

0

15

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Save Tonight

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Remote sixth at Gowran last week was her best effort yet; a lot more improvement required in order to feature.

25/1

6th

17

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Save Tonight

11st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

jumped right on occasions, midfield, brief headway after 3 out, no extra when jumped right 2 out

50/1

Form: 0F06-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Fair placed form on Flat when trained by Andrew Balding; has shown little for this stable; regressive on the Flat this year and no sign yet of winning potential over hurdles.

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0

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingsofthemidlands

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Maiden after 21 starts under all rules; well beaten on both handicap hurdle starts from 2m-2m6f; loads more needed.

22/1

16th

14

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Kingsofthemidlands

10st 0lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

prominent

20/1

7th

6

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Kingsofthemidlands

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Fair placed form on Flat when trained by Andrew Balding; has shown little for this stable; regressive on the Flat this year and no sign yet of winning potential over hurdles.

16/1

Form: 008P-P D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row two seasons ago, reaching a career-high of 107; poor form in the first half of last season; absent for ten months before being pulled-up at Galway earlier this month; made several mistakes then; now down to 92 but wins were all on good ground.

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6th

10

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Romella

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Three-time winner at this trip in 2021, including off 99; regressive this year but not too bad a C&D effort last time; hard to see her playing a major role but place claims.

10/1

4th

7

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 202y

15:25 Thurles

Romella

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Three-time winner at this trip albeit each time on good ground; recent Punchestown run her best for some time and down to a nice mark but ground concerns given forecast rain.

10/1

Form: 55-8P8

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Never in the first four, managed two remote fifth placings last season; despite poor record has sometimes attracted a little market support; has usually run over further; hard to fancy at this stage.

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6th

13

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Haveuseentherain

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Maiden is rated just 80 over hurdles and can't be fancied.

33/1

9th

16

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Haveuseentherain

11st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Never in the first four, managed two remote fifth placings last season; despite poor record has sometimes attracted a little market support; has usually run over further; hard to fancy at this stage.

16/1

8th

16

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Haveuseentherain

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

15-race maiden who ran okay at Punchestown before pulling up at Kilbeggan (3m); not the hardest to oppose.

25/1

Form: 00-08F D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Suffered a loss of form after winning a 2m Kilbeggan handicap hurdle on good ground last year; soundly beaten when bidding to repeat that success last month; fell at fifth on chase debut at Tramore eight days later.

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14th

15

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: W J Martin

led

9th

3

(12)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; out form over jumps last year; well beaten over 1m4f here recently.

100/1

9th

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; has fallen in three of his four chase starts since August; down the field in three handicap hurdle outings in the same period.

25/1

Form: 92600/ D

Last run: 728 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Both wins gained at Wexford, the most recent in 2019; managed one good run in 2021 when second at Killarney; hard to fancy after two years off.

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5th

14

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 202y

15:25 Thurles

Trenchtown Rock

10st 13lb

J: Alan King

T: V T O’Brien

Both wins gained at Wexford, the most recent in 2019; was returning from two-year absence when never sighted at Gowran last month, entitled to come on for that but still a watching brief advised.

33/1

Form: 0703P-

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Career-best when 9l third in a 23-runner handicap over a near-3m trip at Naas in March; flopped at Tramore in April and absent since; going should suit but trip may prove inadequate.

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2nd

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Master Breffni

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish; proved suited by the return to hurdling when getting off the mark at Carlisle last time (2m3f, soft); 4lb higher; should go well.

9/4

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Master Breffni

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish maiden; has fallen in two of his four runs for this yard (all over fences) but was in front when crashing out two from home at Catterick last time; 3lb rise annoying but still on a good mark for this return to hurdling.

5/1

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Master Breffni

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish maiden whose best effort for current stable came over C&D (soft) on penultimate start; ties in with Kings Justice on that form; could go well returned to this scenario.

9/1

Form: 5B70

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won two staying handicaps on the Flat in Britain in the spring, both on quick ground; ordinary form in maiden hurdles since joining this stable; soft probably not ideal.

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0

2

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Scottish Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Won two staying handicaps on the Flat in Britain in the spring, both on quick ground; ordinary form in maiden hurdles since joining this stable; soft probably not ideal.

16/1

10th

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Scottish Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Won two staying handicaps in the UK earlier this year; not shown much for current yard and was well behind Good Heavens in his latest race.

66/1

7th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Scottish Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Eoin Doyle

Won a pair of staying Flat handicaps for Keith Dalgleish early in the summer; no show in a Tramore maiden hurdle and brought down early at Killarney; up against it here.

40/1

Form: 0U00-P

Last run: 141 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

AW winner at Dundalk for Andy Slattery early last year; has failed to make an effective transition to hurdling.

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11th

18

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Sunwalk

10st 3lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Seamus Neville

Not a bad run at Naas in December but poor effort at Punchestown since and needs career best.

100/1

11th

17

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Sunwalk

11st 4lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Seamus Neville

AW winner at Dundalk; pulled up first two handicap hurdle runs; not a lost cause on the evidence of a much-improved run when fifth at Naas; needs to settle better since he ran out of steam late after running freely at times.

10/1

5th

15

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Sunwalk

11st 10lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Seamus Neville

Flat maiden winner has been pulled-up on both handicap hurdle starts and isn't easy to fancy.

40/1

Form: 700

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Nothing in the form of his three maiden runs to suggest he can feature on a handicap debut.

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0

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Boston Bobby

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Nothing in the form of his three maiden runs to suggest he can feature on a handicap debut.

33/1

12th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Boston Bobby

11st 1lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Soundly beaten both maiden runs over the summer, easily passed over.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €273.00
Straight Forecast €505.20
Tricast €1356.90
Trifecta €940.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mullins Cross

The Irish Sun:

Master Breffni

POSTDATA:

Mullins Cross