Gowran Park

  • 16:20 Follow Gowran Park On Facebook Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Soft (Yileding in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.30s
  • Off time: 16:20:37
16:20 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Courtncatcher (IRE) 11/2
2nd Coolmill (IRE) 7/2
3rd Mireya (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P1641-5 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 pt A McGuinness D J Benson (7) 126 20/121.00
2 76/0898 WHITE, light green star, orange cap Pozyc (FR) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 b1 P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 123 20/121.00
3 4P1132- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Acriveen (IRE) 276
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 J A Berry Mr M J Scallan (7) 120 16/117.00
4 415P-72 RED, yellow hoop & armlet, red & white hooped cap Kilcrea (IRE) 75
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-6 t J J Mangan P F Mangan 120 10/111.00
6 103C42 Royal blue, white stars, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Coolmill (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 D O'Shea J P Holly (7) 118 7/24.50
7 B8/6435- ROYAL BLUE, red seams, royal blue sleeves & cap Rare Bob (IRE) 181
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 118 13/27.50
8 56/71F-7 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Kostar (FR) 140
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 D T Hughes R Loughran 116 16/117.00
9 P45-14P ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Best Value (IRE) 53
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 T J Nagle-Jr D E Mullins 115 11/112.00
10 7212P1 Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 43
Nag me
6 11-0 P J Duffy Andrew J McNamara 114 11/26.50
11 U152U7- LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 162
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 R Hennessy A E Lynch 113 10/111.00
14 75123-1 ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Mireya (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 Mrs C Harrison M P Burke (7) 109 5/16.00
15 63149-0 Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap Glenquest (IRE) 13
Nag me
10 10-6 T O'Brien P Townend 106 8/19.00
Non runners
5688406Mister Benedictine1011-6B W DukeD Crosse120
129786-21Glenconkeyne (IRE)610-12N C KellyD R Fox112
1352-PP6PHarold's Cross (AUS)810-12C RocheA P Crowe112


Beau Michael has won 15 races in total including a handicap at the Curragh in July and though 6lb higher than when landing a Punchestown handicap earlier this year his rider's claim takes care of that. Courtncatcher took a long time to lose his maiden tag but has won twice this summer and isn't too harshly treated. Mireya makes her handicap debut after a very good victory at Listowel while the veteran Rare Bob, last seen running fifth in the Grand National, reappears on a 26lb lower mark over timber. GLENCONKEYNE was beaten in a seller in June but bounced back in no uncertain terms at Galway where he had today's rival Coomill back in third. Noel Kelly's charge was having just his fifth start over hurdles and with more to come he's handed the vote.