Gowran Park

  • 15:15 Follow Gowran Park On Facebook Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.10s
  • Off time: 15:15:25
15:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Queiros Bleu (FR)
-1 Our Gar (IRE)
-1 Civena (IRE)
1st Heaney (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P/12PP- LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mossley (IRE) 207
Distance Winner
6 11-10 R Hennessy B J Geraghty 139 12/113.00
2 22122-1 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Novarov (GER) 66
Distance Winner
6 11-6 b J F O'Shea S G McDermott 135 9/110.00
3 06-7887 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Stonemaster (IRE) 16
7 11-5 D T Hughes D N Russell 134 20/121.00
4 11/U36P- DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 224
Distance Winner
8 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 131 14/115.00
5 80-385P ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star Marlay Park (IRE) 31
9 11-1 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 130 25/126.00
6 10609P- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Tillahow (IRE) 163
5 10-11 M F Morris Mr D G Lavery (5) 126 20/121.00
7 F/400-06 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Deutschland (USA) 22
9 10-10 t W P Mullins R Walsh 125 15/28.50
9 6230-59 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 22
8 10-8 t J J Lambe R C Colgan 123 12/113.00
11 8/3PF-9U Purple, yellow epaulettes, white & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Persian Gayle (IRE) 139
8 10-7 Ross O'Sullivan N P Madden 122 20/121.00
12 862606 EMERALD GREEN, yellow panel, emerald green cap Eagle's Pass (IRE) 24
10 10-6 t T J O'Mara P T Enright 121 25/126.00
13 1020-70 Red, yellow disc, black sleeves, red cap Sebadee (IRE) 67
8 10-6 p D Cullen E J O'connell 121 20/121.00
14 51380-1 PURPLE, pink diamond, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star Bat Masterson (IRE) 7
4 10-4 b N Meade P Carberry 125 5/16.00
15 5P-3171 Emerald green, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red star on cap Heaney (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
5 10-4 T J Taaffe P Townend 119 9/25.50
16 7/107-F8 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Leblon (IRE) 13
6 10-4 p P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 119 20/121.00
17 4-7428P RED, white stars, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Boland's Corner (GER) 16
Distance Winner
7 10-3 b R J Tierney D E Splaine (5) 118 20/121.00
18 P/171-1P YELLOW, large black spots, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Caduceus (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-2 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 117 9/110.00
19 2-03244 LIGHT GREEN, mauve sleeves, red cap Streamtown (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
8 10-1 S R B Crawford D J Condon 116 14/115.00
20 383531 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star Liberty Counsel (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
9 9-10 Mrs D A Love B R Dalton (5) 111 8/19.00
21 0123B5- EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 335
Distance Winner
9 9-10 E Doyle Reserve 110 16/117.00
22 4710-11 Red, white hoop, white sleeves, white star on cap Face Facts (IRE) 41
7 9-10 Mrs P Dobbs B J Cooper 110 12/113.00
Non runners
802035/0Queiros Bleu (FR)810-9H de BromheadD J Casey124
10583/33F-Our Gar (IRE)910-8Mrs P DobbsJ L Cullen123
2375-3217Civena (IRE)69-10J A BerryReserve 3107

Verdict

It's rare to see a four-year-old contesting a tough handicap like this so Noel Meade must be confident of a good run from Bat Masterson, who makes a quick reappearance after last week's victory at Navan. This is tougher, however, with the likes of HEANEY and Novarov arriving at the top of their game and preference is just for the former. He's been improving with every run and was very impressive when slamming Slew Charm at Bellewstown so a 7lb rise doesn't look excessive. Novarov has been handed a massive 11lb extra for scoring easily at Galway but it will be a surprise if he doesn't get involved. Deutschland has been going well on the Flat this summer and reverts to hurdling on his lowest mark for a very long time while the brilliant novice chaser Bostons Angel is back over timber on a 15lb lower mark and it will be interesting to see how he performs.