www.gowranpark.ie Maiden 1m 6f
- (4yo+, 1m 6f, 7 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 9.27s
- Off time: 19:17:23
|1st||2 Grecian Tiger||4/5f|
|2nd||1 Egyptian Warrior||½||10/3|
Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 37
|4||133 9-7 p||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||10/3|
Grecian Tiger (IRE) 31
|4||133 9-7 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||4/5f|
Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 8
|6||133 9-7||J E Kiely||F M Berry||10/1|
Ginger Genie (IRE) 87
|7||128 9-2||E McNamara||E J McNamara||20/1|
|4||128 9-2||N Kennedy||R P Cleary||14/1|
Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 28
|4||128 9-2 h||J S Bolger||K J Manning||70||5/1|
Swish Dancer (IRE) 30
|4||128 9-2||M J Byrne||J A Heffernan||50/1|
Cul Baire (IRE)
||4||9-7||J S Bolger||K J Manning||11/8|
Egyptian Warrior has been staying on at one pace in bumpers so may find a couple of these too quick. GRECIAN TIGER has also been racing in bumpers but his overall form is much stronger having finished a close third in a Listed contest. This shouldn't take much winning and he's handed the vote. Miss Ekaterina made a promising debut at Dundalk in April but her two later efforts have shown no improvement but Jolaine has been performing with credit over hurdles.
Grecian Tiger (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, 6th 2f out, came wide into straight, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Merrion Row (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug.
Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, closer order 6f out, tracked leaders from 3f out, 5th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 20, 9l behind Wicklow Brave (11-8) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Ginger Genie (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, some headway approaching straight, no impression in 5th and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Dabadiyan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Prominent on outer, 3rd 5f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 10l behind Zafarqand (9-5) at Sligo 1m 4f Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) in Aug.
Jolaine 6-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 14l behind Erodium (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 7l behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.
Swish Dancer (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 13th of 14, 29l behind Wannabe Better (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in Aug.