15:05 Gowran Park

Saturday 9 March 2019

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Xenon Security Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (Div 2)

2m 4f  |   Soft  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:09  |   Winning time: 5m 16.0s
Weighed In
1
Age: 13|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Mr E Mahon |  T: Brian M McMahon|  OR: 109|  D
14/1

Winner of three of his 48 starts, the last two coming over longer trips on heavy ground. Recent efforts confirm he retains ability but also that he is likely to find this too quick.

2
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: D J O'Keeffe |  T: N Madden|  OR: 107|  D
20/1

Lightly raced since his Punchestown success in 2017 which came off 4lb lower. Should appreciate the softer ground but probably has too much to find after a moderate effort last time.

3
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: B Browne |  T: O McKiernan|  OR: 104
11/1

Third in a poor race last time and should probably have had his mark readjusted downwards as a result. Hard to fancy on these terms after a break.

4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: E O'Connell |  T: Shane Crawley|  OR: 104|  BF
9/2

Took 11 races before opening his account at Clonmel. Sent off favourite for follow-up bid despite an 11lb higher mark. Failed to deliver then and hard to recommend following another rise since.

5
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: S W Flanagan |  T: J J Lambe|  OR: 103
33/1

Had run well at Sligo and Down Royal this term prior to an unsuccessful spell over fences. Hard to win with these days and this mark looks demanding.

6
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: C Brassil |  T: P Nolan|  OR: 101
40/1

Showed plenty of ability in bumpers but has not jumped well enough to make a positive contribution since going hurdling.

7
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: J W Kennedy |  T: G Elliott|  OR: 100|  D
5/4

Landed a gamble on stable debut last week when making hard work of exploiting what appeared an attractive mark. Respected again off just 7lb higher, but would make more appeal over a longer trip judged on the way he travelled.

8
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: P T Enright |  T: A Fogarty|  OR: 100|  BF|  D
14/1

Has won two races this term but he found things a lot tougher off this mark last time and he may again find some of these better handicapped.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: B J Cooper |  T: M F Morris|  OR: 99
16/1

Looked to have a future when fourth at Cork on handicap debut, but that promise remains unfulfilled after two runs since. Clear chance if bouncing back.

10
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: R A Doyle |  T: C O'Dwyer|  OR: 97
16/1

Winner at Wexford on soft ground last year. Best effort since came last time when he looked a bit one paced and possible that conditions here will be more to his liking.

11
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: C P McNamara |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 109
20/1

Dual Flat winner has not cut much ice over hurdles including his handicap debut in January.Looks too high in the weights for now.

12
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: D G Hogan |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 95
50/1

Modest point-to-point forms and has not achieved anyhing better under rules. Latest run gives him plenty to find with a few of these.

13
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: L P Dempsey |  T: J P Dempsey|  OR: 96
11/1

Has improved for the step up to 2m4f and does not need to improve much on current form to gain her first success. Untested on ground this soft.

14
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: P Townend |  T: Emmet Mullins|  OR: 92
6/1

Showed little for previous handler and tailed off on debut for this yard. Hard to find any positives other than the jockey booking.

15
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: Mr D T Kelly |  T: L Comer|  OR: 93
25/1

Rated 66 on the level so ought to be capable of better than he showed off this mark on handicap debut in January. Appeared not to stay this trip on that occasion.

16
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-8  |  J: D P Holden |  T: D McNamara|  OR: 91|  D
16/1

Almost two years since he got his head in front (won a Cork in March 2017, 2m4f, sft/heavy). Down to an attractive mark here with conditions turning more favourable.

17
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-6  |  J: J J Slevin |  T: P J Rothwell|  OR: 90
50/1

No show in three maiden hurdles and, although she may offer more now handicapping, it is worth noting her yard are going through a difficult spell.

18
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-4  |  J: M J Bolger |  T: Miss T L Cogan|  OR: 88
40/1

Rated 53 on the Flat and four runs over hurdles have only confirmed she was out of her depth on each occasion. Could show more now handicapping.

19
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-2  |  J: D F O'Regan |  T: L P Cusack|  OR: 86
50/1

Has only beaten one rival in each of her three starts and debatable whether the handicapper has been generous enough.

Betting

Forecast

From Eden (5/4), Thereisnodoubt (9/2), Castiel (6/1), Life Isfor Living (11/1), Iknowwhereiamnow (11/1), Gliondar Mo Chroi (14/1), Seskinane (14/1), First Class Return (16/1), Time And Times (16/1), Officers Mess (16/1), Aa Bee See (20/1), Power Sail (20/1), Tale Of Woe (25/1), Sir Ector (33/1), Eagle Roque (40/1), Ali's Girl (40/1), Classic Escape (50/1), Costalita (50/1), Some Day Jemima (50/1)

Verdict
Gordon Elliott may have found another suitable opportunity for From Eden who landed a gamble on stable debut when requiring every inch of this trip to get up and score. A follow-up has been made more likely by further rain, but he makes little appeal at the likely odds so TIME AND TIMES is preferred as an each-way punt. He is down to his lowest mark since his success two years ago and will find conditions to his liking for the first time this winter. Iknowwhereiamnow would have to be a threat if handling the ground, but many of the remainder have something to prove unless the market dictates improvement is likely.
  1. Time And Times
  2. From Eden
  3. Iknowwhereiamnow
Prize Money
1st: €7,700.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,138.004th: €513.005th: €200.00

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