Gowran Park

  • 18:00 100 Years Racing At Gowran Park Nursery7f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.73s
  • Off time: 18:01:05
18:00 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Ice Meister (IRE) 4/1
2nd Toscanelli (IRE) 7/1
3rd Red Haired Mary (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 6134 Dark Blue Toscanelli (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 10-0 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 89 7/18.00
2 (6) 413 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap The Ice Meister (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-6 p1 G M Lyons C T Keane 81 4/15.00
3 (1) 4342 Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Sauanna Belle (IRE) 24
Nag me
2 9-3 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 78 5/23.50
4 (8) 666 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Swordfight (IRE) 46
Nag me
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 78 11/43.75
5 (3) 5904 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Busy Bush (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 8-9 J T Gorman S Foley 70 33/134.00
6 (9) 745 Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, white star on cap Red Haired Mary (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 8-9 p1 P D Deegan C D Hayes 70 7/18.00
7 (4) 420454 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Lady Mandeville (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 8-6 h A McGuinness S Corby (7) 67 16/117.00
8 (7) 066 White & emerald green quartered, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap No Fear (IRE) 69
Nag me
2 8-5 W McCreery L F Roche (3) 66 25/126.00
9 (2) 080 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Popularity (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 8-4 J S Bolger R P Cleary 65 20/121.00

Verdict

Toscanelli landed a Limerick maiden in June and has run reasonably well in decent company subsequently though he's on a high enough mark. After beating two rivals in a canter, The Ice Meister was sent off odds-on at Killarney but found a mile against him. He should be more effective back over this trip and should get into the frame though SAUANNA BELLE looks the one to beat. Johnny Murtagh's filly had performed with credit in strong maidens and was a most unlucky loser in a nursery at the Curragh last time where she failed to obtain a clear run at a crucial stage. Compensation awaits though Swordfight could prove a threat on his handicap debut as he caught the eye over 6f at the Curragh. Lady Mandeville didn't appreciate the soft ground at Sligo and wouldn't want any more rain.