15:05 Gowran Park

Saturday 16 February 2019

All13:2013:2513:5013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50

    Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 5m 4.6s
1st
Horse silk
4
4/1f
T: J P O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, headway and ridden to lead after 2 out, stayed on well run-in op 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
5
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Towards rear, headway on inner after 3 out, pushed along in 8th after 2 out, went 5th and not fluent at last, ridden and stayed on strongly run-in, went 2nd close home, never nearer
3rd
Horse silk
½
16
11/2
T: D HassettJ: P Townend
Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in close 4th 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd close home op 6/1
4th
Horse silk
1
2
811-10
16/1
T: J E KielyJ: D F O'Regan
Held up in rear, pushed along briefly at 4th, headway into 8th 3 out, ridden in 5th next, 3rd at last, no extra
5th
Horse silk
1
19
8/1
T: A J MartinJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division on inner, 8th and reminder after 3 out, went 6th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace
6th
Horse silk
7
12
1310-11
22/1
T: B McMahonJ: B J Geraghty
Towards rear, closer in 12th 3 out, 10th and pushed along 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ½
15
16/1
T: A FogartyJ: M A Enright
Soon led, jumped left, joined before 3 out, ridden entering straight, headed 2 out, no impression op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
8 ½
10
510-13
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, slight mistakes 7th and 9th, 3rd 3 out, ridden and no impression from next op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
13
14/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead before 3 out, slight mistake 3 out, ridden and led 2 out, soon headed, dropped to 7th at last, no impression
10th
Horse silk
18
20
33/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, 11th 3 out, no impression from next, never a factor op 40/1
11th
Horse silk
13
11
6/1
T: T FoleyJ: C A Landers (5)
Rear of mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 9/1
12th
Horse silk
½
6
25/1
T: Mrs C O'LearyJ: E O'Connell (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
13th
Horse silk
4
18
25/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Always towards rear, mistake at 1st, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
9
14
12/1
T: E McCarthyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 14/1
15th
Horse silk
2
9
28/1
T: F J FloodJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, never a factor op 25/1 tchd 33/1
16th
Horse silk
11
3
7/1
T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell
Rear of mid-division, 13th 3 out, soon no impression, eased before 2 out op 6/1 tchd 11/2
17th
Horse silk
2
7
40/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (3)
Tracked leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 3rd, ridden in 7th 3 out, weakened op 33/1
18th
Horse silk
3
17
50/1
T: R K WatsonJ: A Ring
Always behind, slight mistake 4th, ridden 7th, never a factor
19th
Horse silk
40
8
9/1
T: D HickeyJ: J M Moore
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, weakened

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Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Best Behavior305
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 6
T: O McKiernan  J: B Browne
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.50Pl:€1.40, €3.50, €1.80, €4.40EX:€70.60Trifecta:€618.80Tricast:€342.17SF:€67.00

Forecasts

Smoking Gun (4/1), Shar Whats Therush (11/2), Goaheadmakemyday (6/1), Dawn Raider (7/1), Hero's Welcome (8/1), Buckie Cullen (9/1), Pound A Stroke (12/1), West Coast Time (14/1), Kilkeaskins First (14/1), Brave Out (16/1), Robin On The Hill (16/1), Rovetta (16/1), Best Behavior (16/1), Seskinane (22/1), Conright Boy (25/1), Eagle Roque (25/1), Peace N' Milan (28/1), Simple Steps (33/1), Nine Stiches (40/1), Blue Empyrean (50/1)

Verdict

A very competitive race in prospect, and the unexposed SMOKING GUN is the suggestion. Joseph O'Brien's six-year-old arrives in cracking form and looks to have been allotted a very fair mark for this handicap debut. Stablemate West Coast Time is well worth considering, while Buckie Cullen and last year's third Peace N' Milan should both be thereabouts. Cases can be made for plenty of others, including Best Behaviour, Brave Out, Dawn Raider, Rovetta, Robin On The Hill and Shar Whats Therush, in a wide open contest.
  1. Smoking Gun
  2. Buckie Cullen
  3. Peace N' Milan

Previous Winners

2018
Laid Back Luke
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 10
12/1

Prize Money

1st: €10,164.002nd: €3,151.003rd: €1,502.004th: €676.005th: €264.006th: €601.00

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