Join Gowran Park Race Club Today Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 12 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 17.50s
- Off time: 13:32:17
|1st||5 Treat Yourself||7/2j|
|3rd||6 Daytime Dreamer||4||14/1|
Do The Bookies 9
|8||166 11-12||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||95||8/1|
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 23
|9||166 11-12||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'Neill (7)||95||20/1|
|6||166 11-12||E O'Grady||M J Ferris||95||11/1|
Buck Breeze (IRE) 23
|12||164 11-10 t||T Foley||Miss A Foley (3)||93||8/1|
Treat Yourself (IRE) 230
|5||163 11-9||A L T Moore||G Malone (7)||92||7/2j|
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 50
|8||162 11-8 t||J J Lambe||E J O'connell||91||14/1|
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 6
|7||160 11-6 b||T Foley||R Loughran||89||7/2j|
Missie Ella (IRE) 13
|4||158 11-4 p1||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||90||20/1|
Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 82
|7||156 11-2||S Byrne||K C Sexton (7)||85||20/1|
Billybuster (IRE) 28
|7||153 10-13 b||W Delahunty||S E Butler (7)||82||7/1|
King's Jester (IRE) 442
|10||152 10-12 t||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (7)||81||20/1|
The Two Jays (IRE) 18
|7||151 10-11||C P Donoghue||A P Crowe||80||5/1|
Buck Breeze (IRE)
||11||11-8||T Foley||Miss A Foley||20/1|
The veteran Buck Breeze was a 20/1 chance when winning this a year ago and won't be those odds here despite not having won subsequently. He's just 2lb higher but this looks tougher than a year ago though one of his main rivals, Daytime Dreamer, appears better on quicker ground. Whatdreamsrmadeof is still a maiden after 15 starts and is on her highest ever mark but BILLYBUSTER is well treated and is handed the vote. He's another who wouldn't want any more rain but he ran easily his best race to date in a handicap at Wexford last month and a repeat would see him difficult to beat. Do The Bookies is still a maiden after a dozen starts over hurdles but is better handicapped than over fences and ran well enough at Clonmel last week to be considered.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 17, well behind Eightybarackstreet (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Apr.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led 4 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 17l behind Sobrando Lodge (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Billybuster (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Towards rear, some headway after halfway and 7th approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure in straight, 4th of 14, 5l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Do The Bookies 6-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra in 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on same pace, just held 3rd at line, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-9) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Unoccupied 66-1 (11-12) Prominent, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 22, 30l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
The Two Jays (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, not getting to leaders from before straight, went moderate 5th before last, kept on without threating, 4th of 11, 8l behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Buck Breeze (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 17, 18l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, 7th of 10, 39l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Missie Ella (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders until led 4th, headed 3 out and dropped to rear entering straight, no extra and weakened, last of 8, well behind Dont Tell Pa (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
King's Jester (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway from 3 out, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one paced, 7th of 16, 23l behind Isobella Blue (10-12) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul '11.
Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, well behind The Colleen Ban (10-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.