Gowran Park

  • 14:35 Gowran Park Racing Club 2012 Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 34.00s
  • Off time: 14:36:28
14:35 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 6/4
2nd Castle Wings (IRE) 3/1
3rd Quaquo De Flotte (FR) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1/20-9 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots American Touch (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 t T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 14/115.00
2 34-04FF ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 32
6 11-12 J J Mangan P F Mangan (3) 3/14.00
3 22-2108 PURPLE & RED QUARTERED, purple sleeves, quartered cap Cilliseal (IRE) 61
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t1 N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 50/151.00
4 631-722 Yellow, black diamond, black cap Milano Magic (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 11-12 Mrs John B Ross E J O'connell 20/121.00
5 11-P373 RED, black seams, striped sleeves & cap Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 11-12 b Peter Fahey Mr M Fahey (5) 6/42.50
6 17P-4 Emerald green & white diamonds, emerald green sleeves, white diamond on cap Quaquo De Flotte (FR) 33
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/42.75
7 F/00P0-0 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Super Touch (IRE) 33
7 11-12 I Madden P T Enright 66/167.00
8 07PPPP- Purple, orange chevron, purple & dark green quartered cap Karinga Queen (IRE) 316
7 11-5 M Fitzsimons R Loughran 25/126.00


American Touch has disappointed since landing a point-to-point and finishing runner-up on his hurdling debut at Navan though this longer trip should bring out the best in him. Castle Wings needs a confidence booster after falling on his last two starts over hurdles, the latest when disputing the lead at the second last at Limerick. Bumper winner Quaquo De Flotte has only shown moderate form to date over timber including when stepped up to this trip at Naas last time but he has plenty of scope and looks certain to take a hand. PRIDE OF THE ARTIC, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, made a bold bid to make all over 2m2f at Fairyhouse last time but a last-flight blunder put paid to his chances and compensation awaits over this more suitable trip.