Gowran Park Christmas Gift Vouchers 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (3yo, 2m, 6 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.60s
  • Off time: 12:38:00
Full result
Result 12:30 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Diakali 2/5f
2nd 1 Crouching Harry 12 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 353
ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, white & royal blue check sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Crouching Harry (IRE) 13
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 353
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 11/1
2 6452
Emerald green, yellow star, yellow sleeves, emerald green chevrons, red cap, black star Danequest (IRE) 20
  • T:A Leahy
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 6452
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 A Leahy N P Madden 13/2
3 8
Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Diakali (FR) 167
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 2/5f
4 94
BLACK, red panel, red stars on sleeves, red cap Spot The Pro (IRE) 30
  • T:P G Kelly
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 94
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 P G Kelly P T Enright 12/1
5 71235
ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white spots on cap Vedani (IRE) 95
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 71235
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 13/2
6 64
Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Wot A Shot (IRE) 22
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 64
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Wrekin Rock (IRE)
  • T:J T Gorman
  • J:B R Dalton
3 11-0 J T Gorman B R Dalton 25/1
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In depth

Verdict

Danequest has only won once in 25 starts but his overall form is strong and his close second to Brog Deas at Cork was a very good effort. He holds Spot The Pro and Crouching Harry on a line through the winner but it's the two newcomers who could hold the call. DIAKALI has arrived from France and looks another potential money spinner for Willie Mullins. His latest run was in a better than average Swiss Derby where he wasn't beaten far and may just be too strong for the former John Oxx-trained Vedani, though the latter will like the ground and has joined a very progressive yard.

Formwatch

Diakali (FR) (9-1) 4th of 10, 1l behind Green Fees (9-2) at Frauenfeld(SWI) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Jun (flat).

Crouching Harry (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, pushed along 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, moderate 3rd last and slight mistake, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Our Conor (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl.

Danequest (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Soon led, pressed into straight, marginally headed before 2 out, back in front after that flight and joined on run to the last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Brog Deas (10-12) at Cork 2m 3yo mdn hdl.

Spot The Pro (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, some headway to go 9th entering straight, went 4th before last and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 5l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.

Vedani (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, on terms approaching straight, challenged over 2f out, soon lost place and no impression under pressure, last of 5, 13l behind Fluidity (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Aug (flat).

Wot A Shot (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th when mistake last, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 11l behind Stocktons Wing (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl gs.