Sweet Sunday Sept 21st From 22pp Handicap 1m 1f 100y

  • (3yo, 1m 1f 100y, 5 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 3.60s
  • Off time: 16:45:12
Full result
Result 16:45 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Teoleena 9/2
2nd 4 Port Merrion 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 49-2354
WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Mansuri 3
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form: 49-2354
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-10b1
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
3 136 9-10 b1 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 80 5/2
3 (1) 075-387
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teoleena (IRE) 30
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 075-387
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 72 9/2
4 (6) 06-02
GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Port Merrion (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 06-02
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 68 11/8f
5 (3) 975-37
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Taqarrob (IRE) 8
  • T:K Prendergast
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 975-37
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12v1
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 v1 K Prendergast C D Hayes 68 6/1
6 (2) 0240
Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Nieve (USA) 22
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 0240
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9v
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 v D K Weld L F Roche (3) 65 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (4) 4-0173
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 15
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:P J Prendergast
  • J:G J Phillips
  • Form: 4-0173
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-9h
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 99 h P J Prendergast G J Phillips 79 NR

In depth

Verdict

PORT MERRION is only a pound higher than when second on her handicap debut at Listowel and must have every chance of going one better. Namurian Sunset won over course and distance last month but has been a little disappointing since while Taqarrob doesn't appear to be improving. Mansuri was beaten at Leopardstown on Thursday and Teoleena and Nieve both have a bit to prove as well.

Formwatch

Namurian Sunset (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Chased leader in 2nd, closer in straight, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Maggie Dalton (9-3) at Limerick 1m fll hcp gf.

Teoleena (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.

Port Merrion (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 5th halfway, driven into 3rd entering straight, kept on well without reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Princess Tamay (8-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp gd.

Mansuri 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out and soon headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Pit Stop (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf.

Nieve (USA) 11-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th over 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Glance Of Doon (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.

Taqarrob (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt and in rear, never a factor, pushed along in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Beyond Brilliance (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.