Gowran Park

  • 15:55 Shamrock Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.40s
  • Off time: 15:58:35
15:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Competitive Edge (IRE) 13/2
2nd Orpheus Valley (IRE) 10/1
3rd Barneys Honour (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 372121 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 6
10 11-10 P G Fahey S E Butler (7) 137 7/18.00
2 9P-27FP EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Harpsy Cord (IRE) 55
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-5 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 132 7/18.00
3 7-4958P YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, royal blue star The Sneezer (IRE) 55
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-3 b T J Nagle-Jr P T Enright 130 14/115.00
4 U3P-505 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 42
9 11-2 C A Murphy D E Mullins 129 5/16.00
5 0217P6 ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, white armlet, red cap, royal blue star Orpheus Valley (IRE) 6
10 10-12 t T Gibney A P Heskin 125 10/111.00
6 P-F1UPF PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Beeverstown (IRE) 16
7 10-10 t J H Culloty D E Splaine (5) 123 16/117.00
7 75U361 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 41
6 10-10 C O'Dwyer M P Walsh 123 13/27.50
8 37-7538 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-10 J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 123 10/111.00
9 65-P400 LIGHT GREEN & ORANGE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange & white striped cap Peak Raider (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-10 Ms Nina Carberry D J Condon 123 14/115.00
10 154-587 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 70
6 10-6 A L T Moore D J Casey 119 8/19.00
11 23-3121 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 7
9 10-5 t G Elliott P Carberry 118 10/34.33
12 7-63P28 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, hooped cap Rubert (IRE) 62
10 10-5 D Cullen R C Colgan 118 25/126.00
13 259090 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Galloping Gander (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
7 10-3 A J Martin B J Cooper 116 16/117.00
14 450128 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
10 10-1 P J Rothwell M A Enright (3) 114 5/16.00

Verdict

The Sneezer has won this for the past two years, making all and coming home 20 lengths clear a year ago. He's struggled at the weights subsequently but a hat-trick shouldn't be ruled out. Beneficial Spirit won a handicap at Naas in January and his two subsequent runs have been over timber. He can go well with his light weight but BARNEYS HONOUR will take some beating. Gordon Elliott's charge struck form over hurdles in January and reverted to fences on a lowly mark, making no mistake with an easy victory at Navan a week ago. He still looks well treated and a quick double looks on the cards. Competitive Edge was a long way behind Beneficial Spirit at Naas but was well supported on his next start at Leopardstown and duly obliged though a 7lb rise may prevent a follow-up.