19:40 Gowran Park Wed 15 August 2018

  • Golf Membership At Gowran Park For 2019 Apprentice Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)
  • 1m 1f 100y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€7,084.002nd€2,197.003rd€1,046.004th€471.005th€184.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 0.6sOff time:19:40:55
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1
(1)
410-0OR: 65
50/1

Sported a first-time tongue-tie (discarded) when failing to beat a rival home at Galway over 1m4f recently. Doesn't look to be holding strong claims with cheekpieces back in play.

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2
(4)
69-13OR: 64CD
7/1

C&D winner last month, since run fair race over timber at the Galway Festival, competes from an 8lb higher mark back on the Flat but can be involved at business end.

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3
(12)
49-11OR: 62BFCD
8/1

C&D winner of a handicap in May beating 16-rivals ½L when running on well under pressure to lead in the final strides. Runner-up here last month and should go well on favourable track.

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4
(15)
79-11OR: 62
9/4

Dual hurdles winner but unplaced in six previous turf Flat races. Switched to leading jumps yard this term, ran well in 1m Naas apprentice race latest. Can be a player here.

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5
(2)
59-10OR: 61BFC
10/1

Former course winner, finished creditable second of 10 in handicap at Down Royal (1m5f, good to soft) 19 days ago. Puts her in the spotlight for this.

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6
(13)
69-8OR: 59CD
12/1

Has produced two promising efforts since returning to the track in May. Consistent sort who ought to go well again.

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(6)
59-7OR: 58
16/1

Lope De Vega mare, cost €6,000 as a three-year-old. Half-sister to a winner and dam a winner over 1m. Well beaten in three outings to date and she must improve to get off the mark.

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8
(3)
59-5OR: 56
33/1

Just two wins from 35 starts and yet to win a race in 14 turf attempts. Returned from an absence at Leopardstown six days ago and showed very little.

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9
(7)
79-1OR: 52C
33/1

Last win on the Flat came last September off a 12lb higher mark. Clearly has regressed of late and well below-par form looks set to continue here.

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10
(9)
49-1OR: 52C
11/2

Winner of a handicap here last year over 7f and has also run well over the C&D before. In and out performer, cannot be ruled out but probably doing well to make the frame.

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(14)
78-13OR: 50
9/1

Off the mark at the 24th time of asking when rallying effectively to land on of these over a mile at Naas three weeks ago. Raised 5lb, up in trip and doesn't immediately appeal as sort to follow up.

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12
(10)
48-13OR: 50
14/1

Just one win from 14 starts to date when a winning from a lower mark at Dundalk last year. Inconsistent since but can't be ruled out on the form that saw him finish runner-up at Cork in June.

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13
(8)
68-8OR: 45
33/1

Just 1-16 on the Flat, winning low-grade Bellewstown handicap over a mile in August last year from basement rating. Poor since on the Flat and over jumps. Back from a break now (win came after layoff).

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14
(16)
68-8OR: 45
20/1

Much better effort when 2½L third of 17 behind Nulife over C&D (soft) 18 days ago. Blinkers added for the first time now and could be challenging again.

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15
(5)
78-8OR: 45
66/1

Has started his last two races at 100/1 and it will be difficult to see the Invincible Spirit gelding getting off the mark here.

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16
(11)
William Ashford93
68-8OR: 45
T: J C HaydenJ: T P Madden

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Enzani (9/4), Invincible Queen (11/2), Nulife (7/1), Acari (8/1), Glib Speech (9/1), Sleepy Head (10/1), Lomi's Law (12/1), Tynamite (14/1), Spanish Verse (16/1), Crossingoz (20/1), Bert Leaf (33/1), Cosmic Symbol (33/1), Rosenborg Rider (33/1), Desert Grey (50/1), William Ashford (50/1), Nabeel (66/1)

Verdict

Last month's C&D winner Nulife is 8lb higher back on the Flat having run well over timber since at the Galway Festival and cannot be rule out, while Crossingoz wasn't far behind in that race here and is entitled to give this a run with new headgear on. Bert Leaf is anything but a reliable yardstick but his one career score came after a layoff, so he might be worth a betting check. Last time out winner Glib Speech isn't an obvious follow up contender raised 5lb and so this might fall to former course winner SLEEPY HEAD, who was second last time at Down Royal and tends to enjoy this place. Gordon Elliott's Enzani may improve here.
  1. Sleepy Head
  2. Crossingoz
  3. Nulife

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