Gowran Park

  • 14:20 Gowran Park Centenary Weekend June 21st & 22nd Handicap7f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.96s
  • Off time: 14:21:08
14:20 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rathealy (IRE) 9/2
2nd Prussian Eagle (IRE) 5/1
3rd Northern Surprise (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 3507- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Silver Gauntlet (IRE) 169
3 10-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 72 6/17.00
2 (2) 222-133 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Fight U For It (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-10 v A Oliver C P Hoban (3) 68 5/16.00
3 (12) 000-7 BROWN, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star Prussian Eagle (IRE) 13
3 9-10 C O'Brien F M Berry 68 5/16.00
4 (5) 90-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Spring Focus (IRE) 13
3 9-9 p J S Bolger K J Manning 67 7/18.00
5 (11) 06432- Red, white braces & sleeves, white cap Rathealy (IRE) 176
3 9-8 K Prendergast C D Hayes 66 9/25.50
6 (8) 7240 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Water Sprite (IRE) 13
3 9-8 J J Murphy J M Conneely (10) 66 14/115.00
8 (3) 007- BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Northern Surprise (IRE) 161
3 9-3 T Doyle W J Lee 61 14/115.00
9 (10) 486-6 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Singapore Secret (IRE) 15
3 9-3 D A McLoughlin J A Heffernan 61 14/115.00
10 (4) 655- WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Pennys Angel (IRE) 246
3 9-0 J T Gorman W M Lordan 58 8/19.00
11 (7) 067- ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Little Sweetheart (IRE) 194
3 8-8 P J Flynn D M Grant 52 16/117.00
12 (1) 0549-57 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Grace Daisy (IRE) 64
3 8-4 Michael Mulvany R P Cleary 47 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (6)70-4312Fix It (IRE)39-5J P MurtaghCaroline Murtagh63

Verdict

Fix It beat Political Party over this trip at Dundalk then the form was reversed a fortnight later over an extra furlong when Singapore Secret was behind. Fight U For It was a close third in that former event and is 4lb better off so there's little between them again. RATHEALY progressed as his first campaign went on when trained by Alan Bailey in the UK. Beaten just a length by Earthflight at Wolverhampton in October, the winner has boosted the form with a subsequent double so Kevin Prendergast's charge looks the one to be on. Spring Focus has had all three starts to date at the Curragh without showing much but makes his handicap debut in this moderate event and is likely to be capable of much better.