Gowran Golf Memberships For 2014 749 Apprentice Handicap (50-75) 1m 1f 100y
- (3yo+, 1m 1f 100y, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 2.56s
- Off time: 16:30:04
|1st||7 King Of Oriel||6/1|
|3rd||6 Invincible Don||3¾||16/1|
Bravely Fought (IRE) 8
|8||140 10-0||Miss S J Harty||C R King||74||12/1|
Calgacus (IRE) 17
|4||139 9-13||J P Shanahan||G J Phillips (4)||73||10/1|
Badger Daly (IRE) 53
|7||129 9-3||J Hagan||Megan Carberry (4)||63||14/1|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14
|4||129 9-3 b1||A McGuinness||I J Brennan||63||16/1|
Invincible Don (IRE) 6
|5||126 9-0||J Morrison||P C O'Donnell (7)||60||16/1|
King Of Oriel (IRE) 19
|4||126 9-0||D Kinsella||M M Monaghan (2) (ex1)||60||6/1|
Nymph (IRE) 35
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||Anastasia O'Brien (4)||65||9/1|
Carenza (IRE) 31
|3||125 8-13||D Marnane||C T Keane||64||5/1f|
Harmonie (IRE) 25
|4||125 8-13||J G Murphy||L P Dempsey (4)||59||6/1|
Teochrios (IRE) 31
|3||124 8-12 t||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||63||7/1|
Polly's Love (IRE) 20
|3||121 8-9 h||W McCreery||S B Kelly||60||16/1|
Moscow Treat (IRE) 14
|5||118 8-6 pt||S G O'Donnell||I T Queally (7)||52||20/1|
Secret Locket (IRE) 45
|3||118 8-6 p||D K Weld||L F Roche||57||9/1|
Only Exception (IRE) 12
|4||117 8-5 p||M C Grassick||R Dawson (4)||51||14/1|
||3||96 b||J S Bolger||D M Redmond||71||WD|
Teochrios hasn't had much experience but is at the right end of the weights and has probably been racing over trips too short recently. Jim Bolger may have a better chance with Sceilg, still a maiden after ten starts but a very good second to Sharjah over this trip at Fairyhouse in July. Calgacus has been quite highly tried but looks high in the weights on what he's achieved while it's difficult to know what to make of Nymph, who was beaten a long way on Polytrack last time. There are some fine apprentices in Ireland this year and Colin Keane has proved himself one of the best so his mount CARENZA, who has continued in good form in handicaps after her victory at Leopardstown in July, can carry him to another victory.
Sceilg (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Soon led, joined into straight, soon in front again, headed and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 9l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Chased leaders on far side and 5th halfway, soon ridden along and no impression in 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Captain May (10-3) at Laytown 7f mdn stks.
Carenza (IRE) 5-2fav (8-2) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, chased winner from 2f out, soon struggling to get there, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Invincible Don (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, 10th approaching straight and no threat under 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 35l behind Celestial Prospect (9-12) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Moscow Treat (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt a bit, soon mid-division, closer in 5th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 8l behind Equation Of Time (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Bravely Fought (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden in 5th and no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Regulation (9-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 gd.
Polly's Love (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Bumped rival start, chased leaders, struggling in 6th from 2f out, no extra in 5th and kept on same pace 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Jazz Girl (10-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd.
Harmonie (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along and wide into straight, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Secret Locket (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra from early straight, 16th of 20, 9l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf in Aug.
Only Exception (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in close 3rd 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Killourney Empress (8-13) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Blindfolds on for stalls entry, dwelt, in rear, wide straight, 7th from 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Cool Athlete (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Teochrios (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Pushed along early, soon tracked leaders, niggled along halfway, 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace 1f out, 4th of 10, 4l behind Art Scene (8-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Badger Daly (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 7l behind Toufan Express (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 sft in Jul.
Nymph (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 3f out, ridden and bumped 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 12, 21l behind Balmont Belle (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Calgacus (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight and went 2nd briefly 2f out, soon no chance with easy winner and moderate 3rd 1f out, 4th and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Flawless Filly (8-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd.