Gowran Park

  • 18:10 Freshford Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.90s
  • Off time: 18:10:20
18:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sea Stallion (IRE) 25/1
2nd Courtncatcher (IRE) 5/1
3rd Ballylibert (IRE) 25/1
4th All In A Days Work (UAE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 73-P160 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ballyhoura (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 11-12 C A Murphy M P Walsh 102 16/117.00
2 124-70P White & black hoops, white sleeves, white & red hooped cap Hollyville (IRE) 77
7 11-10 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 100 33/134.00
3 0004-00 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hollow box, check cap Julie Prince (IRE) 12
6 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 100 20/121.00
4 P5-3F53 WHITE, red chevron & sleeves, red cap, white diamonds Without The Bop (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
9 11-10 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 100 14/115.00
5 46-0567 ROYAL BLUE, white panel & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Ambush Angel (IRE) 40
7 11-8 P Hurley Mr D Skehan (7) 98 20/121.00
6 F77P-P0 PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap Sea Stallion (IRE) 89
10 11-8 S Ryan B J Geraghty 98 25/126.00
7 967384 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 19
5 11-7 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 97 14/115.00
8 014402 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Georgie 24
7 11-7 bt M Cullinane C D Maxwell (3) 97 16/117.00
9 0P4-54P YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, green & red check cap Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 105
Beaten Favourite
6 11-7 t A J Martin R Walsh 97 10/111.00
10 79928-F BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, check cap Rudigreen (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
9 11-7 t J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 97 20/121.00
11 0/81969- Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 218
6 11-7 William P Murphy B M Cash 97 14/115.00
12 30/08-4 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap All In A Days Work (UAE) 40
6 11-6 T Mullins Mr P W Mullins 96 7/24.50
13 FF11P3- Red, white star, white cap Captain Dash (IRE) 319
Distance Winner
7 11-6 J A Staunton D J Condon 96 8/19.00
14 0F9-612 White & yellow quartered, yellow chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Definite Knockoff (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Sean Doyle Mr H D Dunne (7) 96 5/16.00
15 37588F Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 38
6 11-6 pt M Cullinane E J O'connell 96 20/121.00
16 882-810 ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, white cap Mac Tigue (IRE) 21
4 11-5 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 100 20/121.00
17 650343 Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 6
5 11-4 P J Duffy M A Enright (5) 94 5/16.00
18 178-99P LIGHT GREEN, white sleeves, light green cap, red diamonds Dr Tommy (IRE) 47
5 11-4 K Purcell T J Doyle 94 7/18.00
19 325050 YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Ballylibert (IRE) 11
6 11-2 R Tyner P T Enright 92 25/126.00
20 031309 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Harangue (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
4 11-2 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 97 25/126.00
Non runners
2147-0706Born To Benefit (IRE)611-2Mrs J HarringtonReserve 192
2296855PCooper's Dream (IRE)611-2C BoweReserve 292
23P00P0P-Abarta (IRE)611-2V T O'BrienReserve 392

Verdict

Definite Knockoff was a bit fortunate to beat Drumlister at Killarney so it was no shock when the latter reversed the form at Clonmel five days later. The former was carrying a penalty and certainly wasn't disgraced and he still looks well enough treated though not as well as COURTNCATCHER, who wasn't far behind in that Killarney event. He followed that with a cracking run in a huge field at Navan and with Mark Enright claiming 5lb this looks his chance to gain his first success over hurdles. Without The Bop alternates between hurdles and fences and can go well with his jockey's claim a big help while Georgie is capable of a big run as he would have finished much closer to Golden Kite at Down Royal but for a mistake at the last. Mullaghwillin Boy started favourite at Down Royal last time on the back of two promising runs under Ruby Walsh, who is back on board again here, and looks best of the rest.