Gowran Park

  • 20:30 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.20s
  • Off time: 20:30:58
20:30 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sierra Sun (IRE) 4/9
2nd Nanamour (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 8-34 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Ceylon (IRE) 65
3 9-0 h P J Prendergast C D Hayes 75 9/110.00
2 (8) 222-603 Dark blue, red & white striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chicago Girl (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 b J P Murtagh J A Heffernan 98 11/43.75
3 (5) 7 DARK BLUE & MAROON QUARTERED, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Dandysteps (IRE) 18
3 9-0 Mrs P Dobbs R P Whelan 66/167.00
5 (3) RED, emerald green star, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap Hammana Queen (IRE)
3 9-0 J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 66/167.00
6 (6) 7 DARK GREEN & RED DIAMONDS, diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap, red diamonds Nanamour (IRE) 25
3 9-0 W McCreery W M Lordan 28/129.00
7 (2) 2 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Sierra Sun (IRE) 76
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 4/91.44
8 (7) 7-6 Red, white stars, white cap, red star Sunrise J (IRE) 25
3 9-0 T Kodama F M Berry 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (4)333Diylawa (IRE)39-0M HalfordS Foley81

Verdict

Considering her form in Group and Listed company last season, it's a surprise that CHICAGO GIRL is still a maiden. She dropped into this sort of company at Naas last time and started favourite but didn't enjoy the best of runs and could only finish third. She won't get many better chances than this so has to be the selection. Diylawa has performed at a similar level to this without looking as though she would be winning soon and may have to wait for a handicap while Ceylon has looked a bit one-paced and may need further. Sierra Sun finished in front of Diylawa at Fairyhouse in May and hasn't been seen subsequently. She has a smart middle-distance pedigree and looks the one to benefit if the likely favourite doesn't come up to scratch again.