16:45 Gowran Park Mon 14 October 2019
Thousand Words gelding who cost €4,000 as a foal. Needs to improve on both his racecourse appearances here on his debut and subsequently at Cork; scope for improvement but others preferred.
Makes Flat turf debut having spent most of his career running over hurdles; has just one disappointing AW performance to advertise his chance of success and while hard to rule out totally, other make more appeal.
Generally consistent maiden hurdler, last seen out at Navan in late September; has some useful form on the Flat and looks one of the more likely types here given his race fitness.
Gelding by Sea The Moon out of a Galileo mare.; cost €1000,000 as a yearling; no real promise in two maiden outings to date; entitled to improve but needs to to play a leading role here.
Havana Gold gelding out of a Royal Applause mare. Laboured performances on both career starts so far at Cork in September and more recently at the same venue earlier this month.
Will have disappointing leading connections in a number of below-par performances in his five-race career. Looks a little early to be writing him off and perhaps first-time blinkers will finally do the trick.
Has made two starts both at Naas in September 2018 and April 2019 and has finished a tailed off last in both events.
Zebedee gelding finished last of 23 on debut in a Curragh 6f maiden on yielding ground in August and not much improvement when last seen out at Cork in early October; difficult to make a case for.
Gale Force Ten gelding out of a Machiavellian mare. Down the pack on both career starts over varying trips, beaten over 18L on both occasions.
Fair recent efforts at Roscommon and Cork; majority of form is pleasing and no reason why the colt cannot get involved here.
Daughter of Dragon Pulse out of a Salluceva mare. Closely related to two-time hurdle winner Little Haarth. Dam unraced. Looks a long term prospect which showed on her only racecourse appearance at Cork this month when finishing down the field.
Has been running well in maidens without getting her head in front but the string of near misses is possibly starting to get a bit worrying; cheekpieces applied today in the hope of a change of fortune.
Daughter of Frankel who has been making steady progress on all her racecourse appearances and if improving again looks like the one they all need to beat.
After a couple of gentle introductory runs at Roscommon and here at Gowran Park, the penny finally seemed to drop last time at Galway in September when she finished 2nd over this trip on soft ground; respected.
Reserve 1: Zoffany gelding who cost €25,000 as a yearling. He is a half-brother to a number of winners. Plenty to prove on second start following two poor efforts to date.
Reserve 2 Colt by Loup De Vega out of a Azamour mare. Half-brother to French 1m winner Shemda; fair effort on debut at Naas in April but difficult to see him winning coming back from long break.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Aircraft Carrier||3||9-5||11/1||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan|
King Pellinor (11/4), Pienta (3/1), Yenillik (3/1), Irradiate (4/1), Proxy (11/2), Eria (6/1), Karakhan (7/1), Lighthouse Lady (10/1), Tidal Action (12/1), Shamiyan (16/1), Ferrum (20/1), Johan Parvenue (33/1), Dragon's Pass (66/1), Future Gold (66/1), Double Jemmy (66/1), Weather Alert (100/1), Saor In Aisce (100/1), Kearney (100/1), Stringr (100/1)
- Tidal Action
- King Pellinor
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