Gowran Park

  • 14:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €540
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.58s
  • Off time: 14:29:48
14:25 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rapid Approach (IRE) 5/1
2nd Coquette Noire (IRE) 5/1
3rd English Deer (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 9-8 DARK BLUE, yellow panel, sleeves & cap Authorative (IRE) 9
3 9-5 J J Murphy M A Cleere (5) 50/151.00
2 (14) 5- PURPLE, black diamond, purple cap Big Whiskey (IRE) 242
3 9-5 J M Barrett R P Whelan (3) 10/111.00
3 (12) 7-7 White, purple seams, purple cap Chelsea Hotel (IRE) 15
3 9-5 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 50/151.00
4 (4) Red, black disc, black spots on sleeves, red cap, black spots Easter Spirit (IRE)
3 9-5 Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 40/141.00
5 (3) 6- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star English Deer (IRE) 150
3 9-5 P D Deegan J P O'Brien 3/14.00
6 (8) 5 Dark Blue Hue And Cry 9
3 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 7/18.00
7 (6) 3 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Lake District 15
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/23.50
8 (10) 84222-4 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rapid Approach (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 78 5/16.00
9 (11) 665- BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Scotland Forever (IRE) 196
3 9-5 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 20/121.00
10 (1) 92- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Coquette Noire (IRE) 175
3 9-0 K Prendergast Sam James (3) 5/16.00
11 (7) 5 MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Herecomesthewolf (IRE) 15
3 9-0 C Ross R P Cleary 33/134.00
12 (5) 8-07 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Kiss Goodnight (IRE) 45
3 9-0 J J Murphy B A Curtis 33/134.00
13 (9) 70- yellow, purple panel, checked cap New Regalia (IRE) 283
3 9-0 J S Bolger D M Redmond (10) 33/134.00
14 (13) 700-7 BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Peggy's Leg (USA) 15
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 25/126.00
Non runners
159-Mizzava (IRE)39-0M HalfordReserve 1

Verdict

This could be a very informative maiden as a number of these are bred to be three-year-olds. Lake District, a half-brother to winning miler Alkadi, made a promising start when third to Alpinist at the Curragh, while Rapid Approach was knocking on the door on the Polytrack in November and December and only beaten a length and a half at Cork nine days ago. HUE AND CRY very much caught the eye on his debut at the same track on the same day over 1m1f. He travelled strongly behind the leaders but didn't appear to get home. The drop in distance should suit and David Wachman's colt can open his account. The filly Coquette Noire was second over this trip at Roscommon in the autumn and Big Whiskey and English Deer also showed promise last season.