Gowran Park

  • 16:55 Goresbridge Handicap 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 45.03s
  • Off time: 16:56:39
16:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speed Dial 8/1
2nd Fionnuar (IRE) 5/1
3rd South South West (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 272113- Beige, brown sash, brown cap, beige star Sheilas Wish (IRE) 196
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 J C McConnell C T Keane (5) 72 11/26.50
2 (10) 963-1 Red, black epaulettes, white sleeves, red cap, black star Saga Eiger (IRE) 45
4 9-11 J M Barrett R P Cleary 70 8/19.00
3 (6) 8/83-113 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 52
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-9 p E Doyle J P O'Brien 67 10/34.33
4 (2) 201715- Grey & red diamonds, red sleeves & cap South South West (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-9 P J Flynn F M Berry 68 5/16.00
5 (1) 8/62140- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Aegean Sky (IRE) 206
Distance Winner
4 9-8 K Prendergast Sam James (3) 67 9/25.50
6 (9) 1083- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fionnuar (IRE) 164
4 9-7 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 66 5/16.00
7 (7) 333776- Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Gumption (IRE) 185
4 9-4 T Doyle W J Lee 63 20/121.00
8 (4) 02103-0 Purple,light green triple diamond & diamonds on slvs,purple cap,green diamonds Hide The Evidence (IRE) 54
Distance Winner
12 9-4 t M McElhone L P Dempsey (7) 62 20/121.00
9 (3) 3400/ Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Soul Train 22
7 8-7 bt D K Weld L F Roche (3) 51 12/113.00
10 (8) 30/790- Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 6
8 8-7 P Hughes C O'Donoghue (ex1) 51 8/19.00

Verdict

Last season's course and distance winner Sheilas Wish also won over this trip at Wexford but reappears on a high enough mark. Saga Eiger take a big step up in distance after winning a small race at Dundalk but there are no stamina reservations surrounding another Polytrack winner, Days Ahead, while South South West arrives off the back of a successful campaign over hurdles. FIONNUAR is lightly-raced and goes well fresh, as she proved when winning on her debut at the Curragh last July. The trip is unlikely to be a problem as she's already been placed over 1m3f and her yard is already firing in the winners. Aegean Sky might need this but is preferred to veteran Hide The Evidence of the others.