Gowran Park

  • 18:10 McEnery Cup Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.12s
  • Off time: 18:11:35
18:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Priomhbhean (IRE) 7/1
2nd Steps To Freedom (IRE) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 12 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, green cap Steps To Freedom (IRE) 31
5 10-0 t Mrs J Harrington S Foley 98 5/42.25
2 (5) 70-0386 PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Priomhbhean (IRE) 12
4 9-8 p J S Bolger K J Manning 92 7/18.00
5 (4) 0-00760 PURPLE, large yellow spots, purple cap Baron De'l (IRE) 16
8 9-1 b E P Harty Ben Curtis 85 16/117.00
6 (9) 3159-14 LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 34
6 8-13 M Hourigan C P Hoban (7) 83 10/111.00
7 (1) 16-6162 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 8-12 M Palussiere D M Grant 82 7/18.00
8 (7) 12-49 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Rising Wind (IRE) 37
3 8-12 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 93 16/117.00
9 (6) 33/7-611 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Teach Nua (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 82 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (2)622657Plum Sugar (IRE)49-3P J PrendergastC D Hayes87
4 (8)100-2Cnocandancer (IRE)49-2T StackW M Lordan86


Teach Nua has won bumpers and is a dual winner over hurdles so he's done well to score over 1m2f on the Flat as he did when completing a double at Sligo last week. He's been hit with a 12lb rise in the weights but is still likely to give a good account. Steps To Freedom landed the Grade 2 Champion Bumper at Aintree in April and is doing very well on the Flat, scoring over 1m6f at Leopardstown before finding 1m2f just too short behind Flowers Of Spring at Fairyhouse. He looks certain to go well but has a little to find with CNOCANDANCER on a line through the winner and Tommy Stack's filly, who was making a belated reappearance in May, is taken to start get off the mark for the season. In a very competitive race, the highly-tried Priomhbhean is another to consider.