Gowran Park

  • 15:55 Gowran Park Claiming Race1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.42s
  • Off time: 15:55:14
15:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empresario (IRE) 8/1
2nd Gun Shoot (IRE) 20/1
3rd Lord Jim (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2-5 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue cap, emerald green spots Empresario (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 9-10 p D Wachman W J Lee 8/19.00
2 (7) 743804 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 7
3 9-10 K J Condon S Foley 87 6/17.00
3 (11) 315-5 MAROON Quote Of The Day (IRE) 151
3 9-7 t E Lynam C D Hayes 92 3/14.00
4 (3) 074532 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Spirituality (IRE) 33
3 9-5 p1 T Carmody B A Curtis 78 7/24.50
5 (2) 251483 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Lord Jim (IRE) 15
3 9-3 P J Prendergast J P O'Brien 74 9/25.50
6 (8) 533377 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Gumption (IRE) 14
3 9-1 T Doyle C T Keane (7) 67 20/121.00
7 (6) 9 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIAMONDS, dark blue cap Celticnama (IRE) 11
3 9-0 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 25/126.00
8 (9) 54168 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Dream Scape 32
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-11 J G Murphy N G McCullagh 71 7/18.00
9 (1) 59 FRENCH GREY, light blue hoop & cap Coco Bella (IRE) 8
3 8-6 P Casey R P Cleary 25/126.00
10 (4) 5277 Royal blue & red halved, white sleeves, red cap, white star Gun Shoot (IRE) 12
3 8-6 C A Murphy M C Hussey 70 20/121.00
11 (10) 56706 Navy blue, sky blue sash, quartered cap Sailrfly (IRE) 38
3 8-6 p1 T Hogan M A Cleere (5)(ex2) 53 50/151.00

Verdict

Quote Of The Day has a different level of form to these rivals having easily won a maiden at Navan as a juvenile and competed at Listed level subsequently. However, there has to be a reason for his drop into claiming company and he hasn't been seen since finishing last of five at the Curragh in May. Strait Of Zanzibar is another with strong form in his first season but he's been very disappointing this campaign. SPIRITUALITY has been running well at Dundalk and his overall form is progressive. He'll need to find a bit more on official ratings but comes up against rivals with question marks and is handed the vote. Lord Jim won a handicap at Bellewstown on heavy ground in July but has run well in similar conditions to those he will find here and looks a threat along with Dream Scape, the only C&D winner in the line-up, and the lightly-raced Empresario, who has more scope than most.