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14:40 Gowran Park

Heavy

Goresbridge Handicap

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Goresbridge Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 0-0928

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Much improved on turf return when chasing home Manhattan Dandy over this trip at Leopardstown last month (heavy); 11 days later not clearest of runs when not as effective down in trip at the Curragh; return to 7f sure to suit.

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

1st

9

(4)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Cage Rattler

9st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: John Andrew Kinsella

prominent, led over 2f out, soon wandered around when ridden up the centre, ran on towards near side inside final 110yds

5/1

8th

16

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Cage Rattler

8st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John Andrew Kinsella

Gave no sign of winning potential in three maiden runs over three different trips; only marginal improvement on handicap debut at Dundalk but has to be taken seriously after a much-improved display when second over 7f at Leopardstown.

8/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 50-7

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Well held in two starts for Fozzy Stack last spring and picked up for small money in July; bit more encouraging comeback Curragh run last month, showing up for long way until tiring late on over 1m on heavy; drop in trip here should suit and still scope for improvement on handicap debut.

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

2nd

1

(1)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Passionate

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to rear when nudged along over 3f out, headway on far side of group from over 2f out, keeping on and ridden when bit short of room and switched right 1f out, nearest finish

11/2

7th

21

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Passionate

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Well held in two starts for Fozzy Stack last spring and picked up for small money in July; best watched.

100/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 8-0613 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner but did it well over this trip on heavy ground at Leopardstown last month and followed up with solid C&D run (head off Adhuil) a fortnight later off today's mark; considered again but more needed.

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3rd

3

(11)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Manhattan Dandy

9st 13lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Coyle

prominent, challenging up the centre when carried left under 2f out, switched right 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

7/2

3rd

2

(5)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Manhattan Dandy

9st 11lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Coyle

prominent, challenging on far side of group 2f out, no extra final 110yds

11/4

1st

8

(11)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Manhattan Dandy

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Coyle

prominent, challenging going best from 2f out, led when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

Form: 600-76

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Left Johnny Murtagh's for 3,500Euros in October and quiet in two runs for this yard on the AW; bit more encouraging over C&D a fortnight ago but bit to find with Manhattan Dandy on that run.

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

4th

6

(5)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Hope And Innocence

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent when hampered under 2f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

6th

7

(3)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Hope And Innocence

9st 4lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: T G McCourt

Left Johnny Murtagh's for 3,500 euros in October and quiet in two runs for this yard on the AW; remains a maiden.

12/1

Form: 924-20

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden has gone close on a couple of occasions at this venue, notably last month's seasonal return when chasing home a ready winner (Manhattan Dandy head away third) over this trip, despite racing keenly from an outside draw; left with plenty to do when never featuring at Naas five days later; has to be respected back at this track.

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

5th

8

(10)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Adhuil

9st 4lb

J: Rebecca Parsons

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Longstanding maiden has gone close on a couple of occasions at this venue, notably last month's seasonal return when chasing home a ready winner (Manhattan Dandy head away third) over this trip, despite racing keenly from an outside draw; left with plenty to do when never featuring at Naas five days later; has to be respected back at this track.

4/1

10th

12

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Adhuil

9st 2lb

J: Rebecca Parsons

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Longstanding maiden but has gone close on a couple of occasions at Gowran, notably last Wednesday's seasonal return when when chasing home a ready (and well-backed) winner, despite racing keenly for today's rider; respected off same mark.

11/2

2nd

9

(17)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Adhuil

9st 1lb

J: Rebecca Parsons

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, pulled way into lead when raced wide 4f out, ridden when headed towards near side 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

Form: 00707- D

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Four AW wins, both turf wins have been over shorter trips at Navan; back from a break and ideally wants better ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(9)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Bellick

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Four AW wins, both turf wins have been over shorter trips at Navan; back from a break and ideally wants better ground.

14/1

7th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bellick

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John C McConnell

Four-time course winner but yet to score at this trip and he's been out of form here this winter although not beaten far last week; visor tried here for the first time.

14/1

14/1

Form: 29650- C

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Sole win came here over 1m1f in 2021 but good second here this time last year at 1m; absent since September and this trip on the short side.

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

7th

11

(3)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Leviosa

9st 0lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Seamus Fahey

Sole win came here over 1m1f in 2021 but good second here this time last year at 1m; absent since September and this trip on the short side.

14/1

12th

13

(16)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:00 Bellewstown

Leviosa

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield

8/1

5th

11

(9)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 55y

16:37 Roscommon

Leviosa

8st 13lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield

11/2

7/1

Form: 07-000 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Back from underwhelming stint hurdling when never counting on the Flat at Naas last month; blinkers now fitted and Keane takes over but probably wants better ground.

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

8th

4

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Arthurs Victory

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Nash

Back from underwhelming stint hurdling when never counting on the Flat at Naas last month; blinkers now fitted and Keane takes over but probably wants better ground.

7/1

Form: 3206-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Only win from 36 starts came as a 2yo in Britain; several placings in hectic 2023 campaign but recent Curragh comeback run was poor (slowly away); others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(7)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Scarlet Dancer

9st 6lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Only win from 36 starts came as a 2yo in Britain; several placings in hectic 2023 campaign but recent Curragh comeback run was poor (slowly away); others preferred.

16/1

23th

10

(25)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Scarlet Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Only win from 35 starts came in Britain as a juvenile; often placed during a hectic 2023 campaign; has changed stable.

16/1

6th

5

(5)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

Scarlet Dancer

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

dwelt start, towards rear

10/1

20/1

Form: 90R4-0 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in Britain for the Barron's but below best in four runs last year (refused to race once) and recent Naas comeback run leaves him with plenty to find.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

5

(6)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Esticky End

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Tom McGuinness

Three-time winner in Britain for the Barron's but below best in four runs last year (refused to race once) and recent Naas comeback run leaves him with plenty to find.

20/1

19th

7

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Esticky End

9st 12lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Tom McGuinness

Three-time winner in Britain for the Barron's but below best in four runs last year (refused to race once); seems best watched on Irish debut.

20/1

4th

5

(9)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Esticky End

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) as a 2yo and successful twice on turf (7f/1m) in May last year, but has lost his way since and refused to race at Wolverhampton last month; risky.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1868-0 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner in Britain never sighted (slowly away, keen) on yard debut at Naas last month; entitled to come on for that but still best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

2

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Viva Voce

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Tom McGuinness

Six-time winner in Britain never sighted (slowly away, keen) on yard debut at Naas last month; entitled to come on for that but still best watched.

14/1

15th

6

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Viva Voce

10st 0lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Tom McGuinness

Six-time winner in UK is ground versatile but is not easy to get behind on first run/stable debut since August.

28/1

8th

2

(8)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

Viva Voce

11st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Keighley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Two wins this year, the latest at Musselburgh (1m, good to firm) in June; twice held since, but back off his winning mark and pedigree offers encouragement for the step up in trip; can't be ruled out.

9/1

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Exacta €161.00
Straight Forecast €149.60
Tricast €540.80
Trifecta €551.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Passionate

SPOTLIGHT:

Adhuil

POSTDATA:

Manhattan Dandy