Gowran Park

  • 18:15 Eoin Larkin & Sports Injury Surgery Clinic Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.70s
  • Off time: 18:15:43
18:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toostrong (FR) 11/2
2nd Chino Valdes (IRE) 3/1
3rd Johannisberger (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4P1709 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 121
Distance Winner
9 11-12 I Madden P T Enright 25/126.00
3 494003 Maroon, dark green chevron, white sleeves, emerald green cap Chino Valdes (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 3/14.00
4 26212P Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Churchfield Champ (IRE) 172
7 11-12 P J Gilligan P Townend 7/18.00
5 612597 Light blue, red cross sashes, striped cap Dr Linzi (IRE) 8
7 11-12 N Lawlor Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
6 8-P8P6U BLACK, red spots, black cap, red spots Illicit Encounter (IRE) 24
8 11-12 t Mrs P Dobbs M A Enright (3) 25/126.00
7 3242P0 CERISE Johannisberger (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 7/18.00
9 143P4F ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Kilavalley (IRE) 9
6 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/18.00
10 546960 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) 31
7 11-12 E Doyle M P Butler (3) 16/117.00
11 3F5-226 PURPLE, white cap Robyn Rua (IRE) 5
7 11-12 t S Wilson N P Madden 33/134.00
12 933983 Pink, large purple spots, purple spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 30
11 11-12 Mrs S Dawson B R Dalton (5) 12/113.00
13 1/1P-3PF MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 9
6 11-12 t W P Mullins D N Russell 11/26.50
14 P-24232 MAUVE, white hoop & armlet, mauve cap, white star Gerdalia (IRE) 12
9 11-5 t S Aherne M J Ferris 11/26.50
Non runners
14P-435PBest Served Cold711-12M HouriganA P Heskin123
8512005Jupitor (IRE)711-12P NolanMr M N Doran

Verdict

There's no denying that TOOSTRONG has been disappointing since making a winning start over hurdles but he's just the type Willie Mullins excels with and, with much better expected over fences, he's given the vote to get off the mark. Mick Hourigan tries Best Served Cold, who has looked anything but happy over fences so far, in blinkers and he has enough ability if they bring about improvement and though the mare Gerdalia has gone 10 starts over fences without winning she may do better on this quicker ground. Johannisberger would be a certainty on his earlier form behind high-class opposition but he ran very poorly last time after finishing distressed on his previous run and is best watched for now.