Gowran Park

  • 18:45 Mcenery Cup Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,295 3rd €1,080 4th €675
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.62s
  • Off time: 18:47:48
18:45 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aladdins Cave 9/4
2nd Bright Horizon 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 721116 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 12
Distance Winner
6 9-10 p C A Murphy P J Smullen 84 9/43.25
2 (1) 5169 ORANGE, maroon disc & cap Troas (IRE) 54
3 9-7 J M Oxx Fran Berry 92 6/17.00
3 (7) 2-51100 Dark Blue Bright Horizon 45
Distance Winner
3 9-6 A P O'Brien Johnny Murtagh 91 7/24.50
4 (4) 48-3011 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Clare Glen (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-6 Mrs S Dawson J A Heffernan 80 9/25.50
5 (3) 5812-1U RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Night Spark (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
7 9-5 t J F O'Shea W J Lee 79 14/115.00
6 (5) 334765- BLACK, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Cry For The Moon (USA) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-2 J H Culloty D P McDonogh 76 20/121.00
7 (2) 371111 ROYAL BLUE, light blue triple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, light blue star La Chassotte (FR) 42
Distance Winner
3 8-11 G O'Leary Ben Curtis (3) 82 9/25.50


Ger O'Leary and Ben Curtis have excelled with their placing and riding of La Chassotte this season with the filly continuing to defy the handicapper for a four-timer. She is now a massive 26lbs higher than when beginning her winning run at Roscommon in May and this may just prove a run too far. Night Spark hasn't had much luck since scoring at Dundalk in April but is 10lbs higher and this looks tough. BRIGHT HORIZON looked progressive when completing a Curragh double early in the campaign but was out of his depth at Royal Ascot and when setting the pace in the Irish Derby. Back at a more realistic level he can start to pick up the thread again. Aladdin's Cave was in tremendous shape heading for Galway but a 13lbs rise for his victory at Dundalk was his downfall and he's on the same mark here. Troas was tried over 2m in the Queens Vase so connections presumably believe he needs a stiff test of stamina while the improving Clare Glen looks to have been suited by testing conditions for her two recent victories.