18:35 Gowran Park

Wednesday 6 September 2017

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Thomastown Maiden

1m 1f 110y  |   Heavy  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:38  |   Winning time: 2m 11.29s

1st
15
(7)
8/1
T: J M OxxJ: D P McDonogh
Raced in 12th early, headway to chase leaders straight, challenged from 1 1/2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on best to assert closing stages op 10/1 tchd 7/1
2nd
3
9
(10)
7/1
T: J J MurphyJ: S Foley
Slow to load, tracked leaders, 5th early, pushed along before straight, got on terms from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and one pace closing stages op 6/1
3rd
2
10
(16)
8/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Raced in 10th early, closed up approaching straight, soon every chance, no extra and one pace from under 1f out op 11/2
4th
1 ½
1
(9)
8/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Raced in 13th early, pushed along halfway, progress to chase leaders but no impression from over 1f out, kept on without threatening tchd 7/1
5th
4 ¼
5
(15)
16/1
T: A OliverJ: C T Keane
Raced in 7th early, closed and on terms over 4f out, soon led, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra from over 1f out op 20/1
6th
hd
8
(11)
8/1
T: A MullinsJ: W T Byrne (10)
Disputed lead early, prominent, every chance straight until no extra from over 1f out
7th
1
6
(13)
5/1
T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen
Raced in 8th early, closed to challenge straight, soon on terms, headed over 1 1/2f out, no extra from over 1f out op 15/2 tchd 8/1
8th
hd
2
(3)
59-11
33/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Dwelt, towards rear, effort and headway straight, kept on without threatening from over 1f out
9th
½
14
(8)
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: C D Hayes
Dwelt, raced in 11th early, effort straight, one pace 1 1/2f out op 11/1
10th
1 ¾
12
(12)
14/1
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Raced in 6th early, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out op 10/1
11th
4 ¼
13
(4)
16/1
T: D K WeldJ: L F Roche
Tracked leaders, 4th early, effort straight, weakened 1 1/2f out op 20/1
12th
1 ¼
7
(1)
50/1
T: M O'CallaghanJ: S P Davis (7)
Tracked leaders early, soon towards rear and not a factor op 66/1
13th
nk
3
(2)
66/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: R Coakley (3)
Dwelt, towards rear, effort straight, no impression 1 1/2f out
14th
1 ¾
11
(6)
4/1f
T: R BrabazonJ: J A Heffernan
Raced in 9th early and took keen hold, lost place approaching straight, soon no impression op 5/1 tchd 11/2 and 7/2
15th
24
4
(5)
100/1
T: V CliffordJ: E T Daly (7)
Disputed lead early, prominent, weakened and eased 1 1/2f out, tailed off op 66/1
16th
1
16
(14)
66/1
T: S G O'DonnellJ: R P Cleary
Disputed lead early, soon led, joined over 4f out, headed approaching straight, weakened from over 2f out, tailed off

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Betting

Forecast

Waterboy (4/1), Motahassen (5/1), Sometimes A Fox (7/1), Upgraded (8/1), The Eagle (8/1), Balanced Approach (8/1), Saga Altais (8/1), Small Bit Of Love (12/1), Dream Dancing (14/1), Bringthehousedown (16/1), Fidaaha (16/1), Lleyton (33/1), Mr Natural (50/1), Sheldon Cooper (66/1), Winona Coppers (66/1), An Fia Francesca (100/1)

Verdict
Any support behind Motahassen on return from a long layoff must be respected, given his previous maiden form looks solid now and his trainer is going great guns. Likewise, stablemate Fidaaha isn't overlooked while The Eagle could have more to offer on the back of a decent effort at Dundalk last time. Small Bit Of Love is another newcomer to pay attention to but SOMETIMES A FOX has done enough in two runs at Dundalk and Killarney to warrant a suggestion he'll have enough in his locker to win a maiden over this slightly longer trip.
  1. Sometimes A Fox
  2. Small Bit Of Love
  3. Motahassen

Previous Winners

2016
Tree Of Knowledge
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: D O'Brien
  |  
T: A P O'Brien
1/1
Prize Money
1st:
€7,392.00
2nd:
€2,292.00
3rd:
€1,092.00
4th:
€493.00
5th:
€192.00

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