Gowran Park

  • 15:50 Shantou At Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.40s
  • Off time: 15:51:55
15:50 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballynacree (IRE) 40/1
2nd Enchanted Forest (IRE) 16/1
3rd Knocklong (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Around The Clock (USA) 52
4 11-7 E Doyle J R Barry 4/15.00
2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ballynacree (IRE)
4 11-7 C Roche J S McGarvey (7) 40/141.00
3 Yellow, large red spots, red spots on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Black Waterfall
4 11-7 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 40/141.00
4 0 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Casimir Road (IRE) 15
4 11-7 M J Grassick E J McNamara 25/126.00
5 P ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Castle Park (IRE) 160
4 11-7 P Meany B M Cash 100/1101.00
6 6- Pink, white hollow box, pink cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 118
4 11-7 G Elliott D J Condon 9/43.25
7 172385- Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star Dysios (IRE) 134
4 11-7 D Cullen T J Doyle 8/19.00
8 433354- Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap Enchanted Forest (IRE) 197
4 11-7 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 16/117.00
9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Knocklong (IRE)
4 11-7 C Roche A P Crowe 12/113.00
10 0 ORANGE, black stars, orange sleeves & cap Liberty's Gift (IRE) 8
4 11-7 P W Flynn M Darcy 33/134.00
11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Live At Five (IRE)
4 11-7 C F Swan M P Walsh 16/117.00
12 PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, quartered cap Quigleys Express (IRE)
4 11-7 P J Gilligan B F Cawley (7) 50/151.00
13 26- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 113
4 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 2/13.00
14 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Faustina Pius (IRE)
4 11-0 J Queally B Hayes (7) 66/167.00
15 U0 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Light Footsteps (IRE) 21
4 11-0 E Griffin E J O'connell 40/141.00
16 P Red, large White spots, White cap Our Pearl (IRE) 49
4 11-0 J Halpin A P Thornton (3) 100/1101.00
17 00 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Tarkeeba (IRE) 7
4 11-0 D A McLoughlin M F Mooney 66/167.00

Verdict

Around The Clock made a bright start over hurdles at Limerick and looks certain to make a much better hurdler than a Flat performer though he's up against some very interesting newcomers here. Shamar, a dual winner in the Provinces, shaped with promise in much better company at Longchamp and should soon start to repay some of the 125,000 euros it took to prise him away. However CAUSE OF CAUSES, who also landed a minor race in France before stepping into better company, has a better pedigree being closely related to Derby winner Kris Kin and out of a Group 3 winner. He can get off the mark though Enchanted Forest, a decent handicapper for Aidan O'Brien, looks the type to do well over timber.