Gowran Park

  • 15:25 Kilkenny Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.27s
  • Off time: 15:27:07
15:25 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Killena Boy (IRE) 14/1
2nd Quill And Vellum (IRE) 7/2
3rd Only Exception (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 41208/9- ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Black Belt (IRE) 197
5 10-0 Mrs C Harrison Miss K J Harrison 65 16/117.00
2 (10) 015-090 YELLOW, red disc, white sleeves, red cap Wild China (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
6 10-0 M C Connell D E Mullins 65 18/119.00
3 (7) 243560- PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Noble Call (IRE) 205
5 9-11 J J Murphy C R King (10) 62 16/117.00
4 (6) 609625- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Quill And Vellum (IRE) 227
Beaten Favourite
5 9-5 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 56 7/24.50
5 (12) 156870- White, royal blue panel, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, royal blue star On The Loose (IRE) 136
Course and Distance Winner
9 9-4 pt T G McCourt B A Curtis 55 10/111.00
6 (1) 705460- PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Solar Heat (IRE) 122
4 9-2 P D Deegan P J Smullen 53 13/27.50
7 (11) 746774- Grey, royal blue sash & sleeves, grey cap Only Exception (IRE) 176
4 8-13 h M C Grassick N G McCullagh 50 14/115.00
8 (3) 77/8050- BLACK, orange chevron, check cap Killena Boy (IRE) 279
Distance Winner
11 8-11 T Foley J A Heffernan (ex1) 48 14/115.00
9 (14) 000/30-0 Yellow, black stars, halved sleeves, black cap, yellow stars Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 31
4 8-11 h P J F Murphy S H James (3) 48 16/117.00
10 (13) 956377- YELLOW, large dark green spots, yellow cap, emerald green spots Can We Dare (IRE) 108
5 8-10 b1 E P Harty D P McDonogh 47 14/115.00
11 (4) 49760-0 Maroon, white star, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Crowned Supreme (IRE) 11
5 8-10 P Hughes C O'Donoghue 47 25/126.00
12 (9) 350279- ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Enough Is Enough (IRE) 185
6 8-10 P Meany M M Monaghan (5) 47 6/17.00
13 (8) 206678- ORANGE & MAROON DIABOLO, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange stars Painted Fingers (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
5 8-10 T Doyle T P O'Shea 47 12/113.00
15 03620- Dark blue, red cross sashes,white cap The Alarm Clock (IRE) 164
4 10-0 N Meade Gary Paul Halpin (10) 65 7/18.00
Non runners
14 (2)070/00-8Rockin N Reelin (USA)68-10J T GormanI J Brennan47
1687008/9Ros Cuire (IRE)88-10W A MurphyReserve 247
17000566-Badger Daly (IRE)79-3J HaganReserve 354

Verdict

Noble Call has a chance here on his best form and drops to a more suitable distance. Quill And Vellum is another with claims and he clearly found 1m4f too far when sent off favourite at Wexford in August. But we'll take a chance on ONLY EXCEPTION, who tackles good ground for the first time. Her half-sister, Solar Spirit, was best on a quicker surface and Mick Grassick's filly could find further improvement now fitted with headgear. Solar Heat may be the pick of the remainder but this handicap lacks strength in depth overall.