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18:50 Gowran Park

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GowranPark.ie Maiden

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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GowranPark.ie Maiden

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: 08-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; has struggled in three Flat appearances; unlikely to feature.

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13th

1

(6)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Applejack Poet

10st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Liz Doyle

Hurdle winner was beaten a long way in two Flat starts last year and can't be fancied.

150/1

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Abandoned

Form: 00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

No sign of winning potential in outings at Dundalk and the Curragh in recent months.

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18th

5

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Eight By Ten

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Luke Comer

Bit of late headway on debut when beaten 14l in AW maiden in February; best watched.

250/1

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W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; half-sister to winners Castletownbere and Rockview Roman; unraced dam closely related to 2,000 Guineas winner Mark Of Esteem; best watched on belated debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-0

Last run: 131 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Stable in fine form at present but this one showed nothing in two Dundalk runs last winter

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14th

9

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Becausedellasaidso

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 86

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown ability in races at Cork and this venue; improvement needed to reach the money

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6th

2

(7)

8th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Gowran Park

Eastern Capital

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

Well beaten in heavy ground at Cork on recent debut; stable jockey deserts for Royal Correspondent.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 47

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran green when fourth in a six-runner event at Leopardstown; no encouragement from a 7f run at this venue four weeks ago.

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7th

3

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Kool One

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Conor David Maxwell

Ran green when fourth in a six-runner contest at Leopardstown; unlikely to feature.

25/1

Form: 7

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Faded in the last quarter-mile over C&D on recent debut; will need more experience.

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No Results Found

Form: 00

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has not looked straightforward; down the field in C&D race in which Vadali finished fourth.

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10th

11

(11)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Noble Nation

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Gerard O’Leary

Tailed-off over 1m2f on Curragh debut and can't be fancied on that showing.

200/1

Abandoned

Form: 727-

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Stepped up from his Curragh debut when second in a 1m maiden Punchestown last September; failed to reproduce that form in testing conditions at Leopardstown in November; has been gelded; official rating of 81 makes him a candidate for a maiden win.

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7th

10

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

13:55 Leopardstown

Shamsuddin

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Stepped up from his Curragh debut when second at Punchestown; has an edge over fourth-placed Rocking Tree on that form but that rival seems to have improved.

13/2

Abandoned

Form: 57

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Home-bred ran with promise in a decent 7f Curragh maiden in March on heavy ground; failed to show any progress from that run here a fortnight ago but could be ruled out bearing in mind the stable's excellent current form.

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7th

7

(6)

8th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Gowran Park

Subjugate

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Home-bred ran with promise in a decent Curragh maiden over this trip on heavy ground; tongue-tie is retained and should have improved from that, so can be more closely involved.

3/1

Form: 2

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

105,000gns yearling then made 235,000gns at a breeze-up sale last year; did not appear until last month and still looked a bit raw in finishing second in a maiden over this trip at Leopardstown; finished in front of the odds-on favourite and holds an obvious chance.

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2nd

9

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

13:15 Leopardstown

Thequietman

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

First foal; dam unraced half-sister to winners Mrs Sippy (US 1m3f Grade 2) and Phantom Flight (smart 1m-1m2f) from the family of top miler Grand Lodge; 105,000gns yearling then made 235,000gns as a 2yo; by a useful sire whose progeny often handle easy ground; worth a market check.

7/2

Abandoned

Form: 6-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Shaped quite well when sixth in a decent maiden at this venue on his only start at two; confirmed promise with fourth placing here two weeks ago on return; form will be out to the test when runner-up Cool And Cute runs in the 5.50 contest.

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4th

13

(1)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Vadali

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Beaten 11l on debut (hvy) over this trip last year but that was a much stronger contest than this; bred to do better as a 3yo and if he is ready enough on seasonal debut then should run a big race.

4/1

6th

9

(8)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:30 Gowran Park

Vadali

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Seventh foal; half-brother to three winners including Valsad (French 1m2f 2yo) and Moridan (Australian 7f); dam unraced half-sister to winners Vadamar (1m4f Group 2), The Pentagon (7f 2yo Group 3) and Vedouma (1m 2yo Listed); nice pedigree and commands a market check.

10/1

Form: 00

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Held by a few of these rivals but may be a filly who will find her level in handicaps.

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10th

12

(11)

8th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Gowran Park

Kentucky Gal

9st 3lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony Mullins

Was never involved on Curragh debut over this trip but was only beaten 6.5l; can run respectably.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: -44254

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Has already run five times this season; runner-up at Leopardstown on heavy ground; disappointing over C&D on next start; a bit better gain when fourth of eight over 1m2f at Cork 12 days ago.

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8

(4)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 40y

19:35 Cork

Nativity Square

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Finished well ahead of Harbour Gem when runner-up at Leopardstown but disappointing favourite herself at Gowran last time; first run beyond 1m and looks vulnerable.

10/1

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Verdict

Normal improvement from an initial run at Leopardstown could be enough to see THEQUIETMAN get his head in front. With official ratings of 81 and 78 respectively, Shamsuddin and Nativity Square are likely dangers. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thequietman

POSTDATA:

Nativity Square

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Thequietman

The Irish Sun:

Thequietman