19:35 Gowran Park

Thursday 8 April 2021

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  • GowranPark1 Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)
  • 1m 5f 160y  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:35  |   Winning time: 3m 13.5s
1
Victory Marchp20
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-2| J: J M Sheridan(5)| T: D Hogan| OR:  65
16/1
Fair form at best in handful of starts to date and not for the first time not seen to best effect when tenth of 11 at Dundalk (10.6f) last month. Remains one to keep an eye on.
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2
Bear Clawst139
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-1| J: E J McNamara| T: E McNamara| OR:  64
14/1
Flat/hurdles winner who wasn't disgraced when third at Navan (14f) in October, plugging on from 2f out. Below form over hurdles at Gowran the following month but not ruled out on return to action.
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3
Varna Gold39
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-1| J: R C Colgan| T: P J Gilligan| OR:  64
25/1
Maiden in this sphere who got off the mark over hurdles in a juvenile maiden at Killarney in October. Not disgraced on latest start in February but others make more appeal here.
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5
Merroir12
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-13| J: D McMonagle(5)| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  62
4/1
13/2, respectable 10¼ lengths eighth of 16 to All Class in handicap at Navan (13f, heavy) 12 days ago, that despite looking stretched by the trip. 1 lb lower now.
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6
Colonel Lesleyp25
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11| J: J A Heffernan| T: J Dullea| OR:  60
50/1
Modest winner at 2m over hurdles. Arrives on the back of a string of disappointing efforts over hurdles/fences and likely best watched on handicap debut in this sphere.
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7
Dusty Winds87
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-11| J: C J MacRedmond(7)| T: M Fahey| OR:  60
25/1
Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. 33/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f) 87 days ago, always behind. Needs to show more before becoming of interest.
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10
Vitudurum12
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9| J: G F Carroll| T: J G Murphy| OR:  58
18/1
Eleven runs since last win in 2018. 18/1, fourteenth of 16 in handicap at Navan (13f, heavy) 12 days ago.
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11
Batalhap17
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8| J: L T McAteer(5)| T: T G McCourt| OR:  57
50/1
Eighth of 14 in juvenile hurdle at Navan (16f, soft, 40/1) 17 days ago, running on. Back up in trip. Poor on last Flat outing.
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12
Metal Manb197
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7| J: Sam Ewing(5)| T: Mrs D Foster| OR:  56
13/2
Fair maiden on the Flat but better over hurdles, doubling tally in a Kilbeggan novice (25f) in September. Pulled up later that month but suspicion he remains with unfinished business in this sphere.
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13
Nudge The Judge12
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1| J: C T Keane| T: R P Cody| OR:  50
7/1
Creditable 8¼ lengths sixth of 16 to All Class in handicap at Navan (13f, heavy, 25/1) 12 days ago. May well strip fitter for that run and she holds each-way claims with Colin Keane booked.
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14
One Cool Choicet27
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11| J: M A Gallagher| T: J P Fahey| OR:  46
40/1
Last of 13 in handicap (25/1) at Dundalk (10.7f) 27 days ago. Another needing to show more before becoming of interest.
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15
Alohamorab125
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-10| J: L F Roche| T: J Nash| OR:  45
8/1
Pulled up in handicap chase (8/1) at Limerick (24.6f, heavy) 25 days ago. Blinkers need to have a positive effect making a belated return to the level.
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16
Haunting Vocalsp,t90
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-10| J: A J Farragher(7)| T: M Flannery| OR:  45| C
50/1
Course winner. 100/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (10.7f) 90 days ago. Up in trip.
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17
Miss Dancealotp146
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-10| J: G M Ryan| T: G B Caldwell| OR:  45
25/1
Ninth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f, 16/1). Off 146 days. First run for yard after leaving Jarlath P. Fahey and worth noting if market vibes are positive.
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18
William of Wykehamt168
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-10| J: W M Lordan| T: M M McNiff| OR:  45| BF
7/2
Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Fairly useful winner at 3m over hurdles. Below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Navan (14f, soft) in October, merely plugging on.
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19
Mountain Foxt8
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0| J: N G McCullagh| T: F Oakes| OR:  63
11/1
One win from 32 Flat runs. Tenth of 14 in handicap (28/1) at Dundalk (16f) 8 days ago. Entitled to be sharper for that run now. RESERVE.
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Non-Runners

4
Listening Mode34
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 5
T: B W Duke  J: K J Manning
NR
8
Winston Wolfe17
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 7
T: A McGuinness  J: Adam Caffrey
NR
9
All Class12
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 6
T: D P Dunne  J: N M Crosse
NR

Forecasts

William of Wykeham (7/2), Merroir (4/1), All Class (4/1), Metal Man (13/2), Nudge The Judge (7/1), Alohamora (8/1), Mountain Fox (11/1), Winston Wolfe (12/1), Bear Claws (14/1), Victory March (16/1), Vitudurum (18/1), Dusty Winds (25/1), Varna Gold (25/1), Miss Dancealot (25/1), Listening Mode (25/1), One Cool Choice (40/1), Colonel Lesley (50/1), Haunting Vocals (50/1), Batalha (50/1)

Verdict

ALL CLASS didn't show a great deal in a handful of maidens but she was clearly well served by the longer trip when justifying market support at Navan 12 days ago and a repeat should see her thereabouts once more. Metal Man, William of Wykeham and Victory March are a trio of others fancied to feature.

  1. ALL CLASS (FR)
  2. METAL MAN (IRE)
  3. WILLIAM OF WYKEHAM (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00
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