Gowran Park

  • 19:55 Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap 1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €6,555 2nd €1,615 3rd €760 4th €475
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.04s
  • Off time: 19:55:20
19:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Born To Excel 7/1
2nd Denny Crane 7/4
3rd Appletreemagic (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 422235 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Born To Excel 5
4 9-11 J J Murphy A P Heskin 67 7/18.00
2 (5) 500346 RED, white star, white stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Forbidden (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 9-9 t D M Loughnane M A Enright (2) 65 16/117.00
3 (9) 543620 White, Black stars, White cap Appletreemagic (IRE) 20
5 9-8 t P Martin Karen Kenny (2) 64 12/113.00
4 (4) 752258 WHITE, maroon chevron, white cap Slapper (ITY) 10
8 9-7 bt P W Flynn K M Donoghue 63 8/19.00
5 (2) 00-4122 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Denny Crane 27
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 E Lynam D C Byrne 62 7/42.75
6 (10) 648330 BLACK, orange epaulettes, black cap, orange star Silly Dancer (IRE) 6
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 A McGuinness R P Whelan (2) 62 7/18.00
7 (7) 259-818 ORANGE & BLACK CHEVRONS, black cap, orange spots Cannot Give (USA) 10
5 9-2 P Tallis S H James (2) 58 20/121.00
8 (1) 3340/00 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Fly Kiss 10
5 9-2 P Meany R P Walsh (2) 58 50/151.00
9 (11) 0-04505 DARK GREEN, white star & stars on sleeves, hooped cap Proud Catch (IRE) 19
4 9-2 M L Fagan B J Cooper 58 13/27.50
10 (12) 990-50 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Kirbys Rocket (IRE) 20
4 9-1 A J Martin T C Carroll (2) 57 14/115.00
11 (8) 4280-70 RED, white braces, quartered cap Perfect Buttons (IRE) 8
4 9-1 p Ms J Morgan Samantha Louise Wynne (4) 57 16/117.00
12 (6) 4046-56 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Phantasy Rock (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 W P Mullins Mr E D Linehan (2) 56 10/111.00

Verdict

Silly Dancer won this a year ago and is 1lb lower but hasn't been successful since. Born To Excel is still a maiden and probably a few pounds high, a remark that also applies to Forbidden, who is 1-28 on turf. After an easy victory at Roscommon, Cannot Give proved disappointing at Cork but Appletreemagic wasn't suited by soft ground at Leopardstown and is better judged on her close second to Takin Kate on fast going at Naas earlier. Phantasy Rock let supporters down when favourite at Fairyhouse and the vote goes to the progressive DENNY CRANE, an excellent runner-up to the in-form Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown and on just a 3lbs higher mark here.