BBQ Evening August 13th At Gowran Park Handicap (47-75) 7f

  • (3yo, 7f, 12 runners)
  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 28.67s
  • Off time: 15:16:53
Full result
Result 15:15 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Tom Dooley 9/1
2nd 4 Focas Mor ½ 10/1
3rd 12 Right First ½ 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 432-143
Red, white braces & sleeves, white cap Rathealy (IRE) 10
  • T:K Prendergast
  • J:Gary Paul Halpin
  • Form: 432-143
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-12h
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 138 9-12 h K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (7) 73 11/2f
2 (9) 086-
BEIGE, maroon sash, halved sleeves, maroon cap Iontas (IRE) 191
  • T:M Halford
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: 086-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 135 9-9 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 70 25/1
3 (8) 40636-0
YELLOW, brown disc, striped sleeves, check cap Sandy Smile (IRE) 11
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 40636-0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
3 134 9-8 M Halford S Foley 69 12/1
4 (2) 0-389
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focas Mor (IRE) 11
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 0-389
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 b J S Bolger K J Manning 68 10/1
6 (7) 96902
BLACK, orange disc & sleeves, orange cap Almosthaditall (USA) 5
  • T:P J Flynn
  • J:C R King
  • Form: 96902
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 P J Flynn C R King (3) 66 7/1
7 (12) 0660-64
Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Mr Moondance (IRE) 21
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:W J Lee
  • Form: 0660-64
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 T Doyle W J Lee 64 12/1
8 (11) 125304
Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap Fix It (IRE) 11
  • T:J P Murtagh
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form: 125304
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 p J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 63 6/1
9 (6) 19-2274
Emerald green, purple seams, check cap Witchy Woman 88
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 19-2274
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 t W McCreery P J Smullen 61 10/1
10 (5) 502584
PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Tom Dooley (IRE) 8
  • T:Michael Mulvany
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 502584
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13bt
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 bt Michael Mulvany D P McDonogh 60 9/1
11 (13) 6-65963
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Singapore Secret (IRE) 11
  • T:D A McLoughlin
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 6-65963
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 D A McLoughlin L F Roche (3) 57 13/2
12 (4) 0-60
PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, black cap Right First 15
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 0-60
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
3 116 8-4 D Wachman W M Lordan 50 14/1
13 (10) 6558-92
LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Snap Click (IRE) 8
  • T:J T Gorman
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 6558-92
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4p1
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
3 116 8-4 p1 J T Gorman C D Hayes 50 7/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (3) 6584
Nedera 43
  • Nag Me
  • T:T G McCourt
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form: 6584
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 96 T G McCourt C T Keane 67 NR

In depth

Verdict

Mr Moondance showed improvement when fourth at Listowel but a wide draw might be a problem here. Nedera wasn't beaten far at Wexford last month and is making her handicap debut while Rathealy could easily bounce back wearing headgear and with Gary Halpin claiming 7lb. Almosthaditall might have gone close at Sligo earlier this week had he not blown the start but this can go to Johnny Murtagh's FIX IT, who had Focas Mor behind when fourth to Share A Secret at Fairyhouse 11 days ago and has won over this trip on the Polytrack.

Formwatch

Nedera 25-1 (8-9) Ran 5th, progress on outer entering straight and close 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 1 3/4l behind Backdrop (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3yo fll mdn in May.

Tom Dooley (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, progress on outer into 3rd 2f out, 2nd briefly inside final furlong, no impression final 100 yards and dropped to 4th, 4th of 13, 2l behind Local Flier (9-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.

Focas Mor (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pushed along early, 12th before straight, went moderate 11th 1f out and kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 8l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.

Right First 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra under 2f out, 13th of 15, 15l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.

Fix It (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 4th before straight, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without quite matching principals, 4th of 15, 3/4l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.

Almosthaditall (USA) 14-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway under pressure from over 2f out, soon 4th, challenged from over 1f out, soon briefly impeded, stayed on well without getting to winner close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Flic Flac (9-13) at Sligo 6f fll hcp gd.

Snap Click (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, shd behind Local Flier (9-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.

Singapore Secret (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, took keen hold, 6th before straight, 5th on outer 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, not quite reach 1st 2, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.

Sandy Smile (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up, 10th before straight, ridden to go moderate 9th 1f out and no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 12l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.

Iontas (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Kaminari (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.

Rathealy (IRE) 10-3 (8-4) Led after 1f, challenged 1f out and headed 100 yards out, no impression and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd.

Mr Moondance (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) In rear, 8th halfway, 7th approaching straight, ridden over 1f out and kept on for 4th, 4th of 13, 5l behind Princess Tamay (8-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp gd.

Witchy Woman 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Desert Colours (8-10) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.