Carlow I.T. Students Day At Gowran Park December 13th Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, 6 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:50
Full result
Result 14:35 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Hidden Cyclone 11/10f
2nd 2 Call The Police 6/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111/13-1
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 26
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 111/13-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 145 11/10f
2 P1234-F
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 200
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: P1234-F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 W P Mullins P Townend 148 6/4
3 177/413-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Colbert Station (IRE) 265
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 177/413-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 132 20/1
4 8/231F-3
DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 200
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 8/231F-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 T J Taaffe A E Lynch 135 7/1
5 609P-S1
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Tillahow (IRE) 16
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 609P-S1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 M F Morris D N Russell 14/1
6 121224
YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 9
  • T:J W Nicholson
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 121224
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J W Nicholson M A Enright (5) 20/1

In depth

Verdict

Some promising types here but all eyes will be on CALL THE POLICE. Willie Mullins' charge, who won the beginners chase on this card last year, was beaten narrowly in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown before finishing third in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He was cantering along in front when coming to grief at the last in a Grade A handicap at Punchestown in May and should make a winning return. Hidden Cyclone is a worthy opponent though has to concede weight by virtue of his Grade 3 victory at Naas last month. A high-class novice hurdler, he's taken really well to fences and his close second to Sir Des Champs at Leopardstown suggests he won't go down without a fight. Ninetieth Minute was a very good staying hurdler who has been doing well over fences though like the remaining trio he'll need to improve to see off the two principals.

Formwatch

Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 2-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead before 2 out, ridden and drifted left under pressure run-in, kept on best, won at Naas 2m chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Oct beating Foildubh (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Call The Police (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, good headway approaching straight, led travelling best before last where fell, in a race won by Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May, 12 ran.

Great Oak (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression winner before straight, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 11l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft.

Tillahow (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closed up in 2nd before 4 out, challenged from before 2 out and soon gained narrow lead, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m beg chs beating Lord Lir (11-12) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

Colbert Station (IRE) 5-4fav (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd before last, no impression under pressure run-in and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Leanne (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs gd in Mar.

Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Settled on inner towards rear, ridden and some headway entering straight, no impression in 5th before last where left 3rd, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May.