17:25 Gowran Park

Saturday 25 July 2020

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25
  • Kilkenny, More To Explore Handicap (45-65)
  • 1m 1f 100y  |   Yielding  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:25  |   Winning time: 2m 5.98s
1st
1
(15)
3/1f
T: Richard O'BrienJ: R P Whelan
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, headway and effort straight, led 50yds out, stayed on well
2nd
½
2
(3)
5/1
T: J C McConnellJ: S Foley
Led briefly early, chased leaders, pushed along before straight, soon headway and effort, kept on without matching winner closing stages
3rd
sh
6
(9)
6/1
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: M P Sheehy (7)
Soon led, flicked tail after 3f, pressed straight, joined inside final furlong and slightly bumped rival, headed 50yds out and one pace op 13/2
4th
½
8
(1)
14/1
T: A A HowardJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, headway and effort straight, on terms inside final furlong and slightly bumped, headed 50yds out and one pace
5th
3
7
(6)
16/1
T: J GeogheganJ: Jessica Maye (10)
A little keen, soon mid-division, headway and effort straight, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong
6th
nk
9
(7)
33/1
T: P MartinJ: C D Maxwell (3)
Pushed along briefly early, soon chased leaders, headway and effort straight, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 28/1
7th
¾
10
(12)
40/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: D McMonagle (7)
Dwelt, towards rear, headway on inner straight and effort, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 33/1
8th
nk
5
(16)
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: C T Keane
Reared up leaving stalls and lost ground, in rear, headway and effort straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
9th
hd
15
(5)
28/1
T: S ByrneJ: S M Mooney (7)
Soon chased leaders, pushed along into straight, switched left 1 1/2f out, soon one pace op 22/1
10th
¾
12
(11)
7/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: A J Farragher (7)
Soon mid-division, headway and effort straight, no impression when bumped rival inside final furlong, one pace op 8/1
11th
2 ¾
17
(2)
16/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Pushed along briefly early, soon prominent, effort straight, no impression when impeded inside final furlong, one pace
12th
5
4
(18)
11/1
T: J F LevinsJ: D W O'Connor (3)
Dwelt, towards rear, some headway on outer into straight, soon effort, kept on same pace from over 1f out
13th
¾
11
(10)
12/1
T: Miss BrownJ: M A Gallagher
A little keen, soon rear of mid-division, headway and effort straight, kept on same pace over 1f out op 11/1
14th
nk
16
(17)
28/1
T: T DoyleJ: J M Sheridan (5)
Soon mid-division, pushed along into straight, soon effort, no extra inside final furlong op 22/1
15th
2 ¼
13
(4)
22/1
T: E McCarthyJ: James J Doyle
Led briefly early, prominent, effort straight, weakened from over 1f out
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Non-Runners

18
(8)
Pillmakers Hill26
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 7
T: C W J Farrell  J: Reserve 3
NR
14
(13)
Otilah22
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: P J Flynn  J: C P Hoban
NR
3
(14)
Scorpion Black10
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 5
T: D K Weld  J: D A McCormack
NR

Betting

Forecast

Musalsal (3/1), Rockview Roman (5/1), Hidden Spark (6/1), Dragon Belle (7/1), Scorpion Black (10/1), Tennessee Wildcat (11/1), Descendant (12/1), Thefaithfulindian (14/1), Lady Boomerang (16/1), Paistiul (16/1), Pillmakers Hill (16/1), Jungle Jungle (20/1), Fascinating Spirit (22/1), Tennesse Waltz (28/1), One For Della (28/1), Clonard Abbey (33/1), Otilah (33/1), Crafty Hugo (40/1)

Verdict

Despite carrying top-weight the Richard O'Brien-trained MUSALSAL can win for the second time since racing resumed last month. The four-year-old won at this venue earlier this month before a solid effort behind Stellaire Enfant at Limerick eight day ago off a 5lb higher mark. The handicapper has given the Shamardal gelding a chance for victory again at the expense of the Dermot Weld-trained Scorpion Black who appears to be returning to form and Hidden Spark, who has produced some positive efforts since racing resumed for trainer Di Love. Rockview Roman and Lady Boomerang should not be taken lightly.
  1. Musalsal
  2. Scorpion Black
  3. Lady Boomerang

Previous Winners

2019
A Few Bob Short
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 4
11/1

Prize Money

1st: €5,400.002nd: €1,800.003rd: €900.004th: €450.005th: €270.006th: €181.00

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