Gowran Park

  • 18:55 Early Bird Green Fees At Gowran Park Handicap 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.23s
  • Off time: 18:57:02
18:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orafinitis (IRE) 16/1
2nd El Toreros (USA) 4/1
3rd Rosmeen Park (IRE) 33/1
4th Bleuker (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 5406-0 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Mrs Happy (IRE) 11
3 9-10 bt P J Prendergast P Shanahan 65 16/117.00
2 (16) 7009-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Stable Bank (IRE) 37
3 9-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 65 16/117.00
3 (2) 0-05 Yellow, purple epaulettes, purple cap, yellow spots El Toreros (USA) 14
3 9-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 63 4/15.00
4 (9) 8058-51 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Measured Approval (IRE) 12
3 9-8 P J Flynn D M Grant 63 4/15.00
5 (3) 7607- Royal blue, orange disc & sleeves, red cap Alpha And Omega (IRE) 199
3 9-5 P J Flynn M C Hussey 60 20/121.00
6 (7) 856-8 Red, white hollow box, white & black striped sleeves, black & white striped cap Champagne Mojito (USA) 14
3 9-2 t M Kelly D E Egan (7) 57 25/126.00
7 (8) 58077- RED, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 187
3 9-2 t1 J G Coogan L F Roche (5) 57 10/111.00
8 (10) 58700- EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Orafinitis (IRE) 207
3 9-1 D McDonogh D P McDonogh 56 16/117.00
9 (1) 07-0 White, red hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & red quartered cap Grainne Whale (IRE) 26
3 9-0 J C McConnell S Foley (3) 55 20/121.00
10 (12) 57440- DARK BLUE, white hoop, white sleeves, white spots on cap Mujady Star (IRE) 199
3 8-13 t P D Deegan C D Hayes 54 9/110.00
11 (15) 760-5 ORANGE & MAROON DIABOLO, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange stars Painted Fingers (IRE) 11
3 8-12 T Doyle W M Lordan 53 7/18.00
12 (11) 69000-2 BLACK & YELLOW DIAMONDS, black cap Golden Starlet (IRE) 11
3 8-10 J P Fahey R Coakley (10) 51 7/18.00
13 (4) 7060-00 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Bleuker (IRE) 11
3 8-6 b N Meade W J Supple 47 14/115.00
14 (14) 700-0 Grey, red sleeves, Grey cap Celestial Flyer (IRE) 28
3 8-6 p1 G M Lyons N G McCullagh 47 20/121.00
15 (6) 089- ROYAL BLUE AND GREY HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Rosmeen Park (IRE) 209
3 8-6 D Miley B A Curtis (3)(ex1) 47 33/134.00
16 (5) 080900- Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Tower Hill Gate (IRE) 199
3 8-6 P Martin P B Beggy 47 40/141.00
Non runners
170-09Goldplated (IRE)38-6J J MurphyReserve 147
1809680-Grey Steel (IRE)38-6E GriffinReserve 247
196-080Oakwood Princess (IRE)39-5W McCreeryReserve 360

Verdict

Measured Approval appeared to enjoy Dundalk's Polytrack when scoring over 5f there last month and has a 7lb rise to contend with over this longer trip. GOLDEN STARLET had shown virtually nothing before just failing to hold the late flourish of Cheers Buddy over a mile here earlier this month and though 3lb higher the shorter trip will be in her favour and she can go one better. Painted Fingers, who finished fifth, looks held while Mrs Happy and Bleuker were a long way behind. El Toreros has had the requisite three runs for a handicap mark and showed signs of improvement over the minimum trip at Tipperary but Orafinitis went backwards last year after a promising debut at the Curragh in July.