Gowran Park

  • 16:10 Brian Cody & Aidan O'Brien Novice Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.10s
  • Off time: 16:11:13
16:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Oil 4/7


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 20-612 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Oil 41
Distance Winner
5 11-8 W P Mullins D N Russell 128 4/71.57
3 7-3814 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Jo'burg (IRE) 93
5 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 128 7/24.50
4 1-126 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Umpact (FR) 59
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-8 t1 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 130 7/24.50
Non runners
119-3115Starkie611-12H de BromheadP T Enright132


Umpact started off with an easy victory after arriving from France but hasn't quite made the expected progress and Tony Martin now tries him in a tongue strap. MIDNIGHT OIL easily won a Cork maiden before being beaten by Art Of Logistics at Fairyhouse. He was a bit tapped for speed on the latter occasion and it would be no surprise to see Davy Russell set a strong gallop here and hopefully hold on. After landing a Downpatrick maiden in January, Sizing Jo'Burg couldn't handle the step up to Grade 2 company at Naas in January and may need further while Starkie also found Grade 2 company beyond him last time and has to concede weight all round due to his earlier double.