Gowran Park

  • 14:50 Thomastown Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,190 3rd €560 4th €350
  • Going: Heavy (Hurdle Course: Soft, Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:10
14:50 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Odonimee (IRE) 14/1
2nd Fool's Wildcat (USA) 11/2
3rd Pretty Happy (IRE) 16/1
4th Korean (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 767813 EMERALD GREEN, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, maroon diamonds Fool's Wildcat (USA) 8
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 95 11/26.50
2 321805 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
5 11-11 t C F Swan D J Casey 94 12/113.00
3 8P4P-69 Black, pink epaulettes & sleeves, pink star on cap Johnny Gonzalez (IRE) 6
10 11-10 William Cronin Mr W T Cronin (7) 93 20/121.00
4 004760 PINK, purple star, purple seams on sleeves, purple star on cap Saddler's Native (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
8 11-10 P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 93 12/113.00
5 606321 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, emerald green chevrons, orange cap, emerald green star Korean (FR) 16
Distance Winner
9 11-9 p Miss S J Harty M Darcy 92 9/25.50
6 43F-P88 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Pretty Happy (IRE) 23
8 11-8 J A Berry R M Moran 91 16/117.00
8 070/0-52 MAROON, orange diamond, yellow cap Lus Na Hoiche (IRE) 16
6 11-7 bt Miss Dunphy M P Butler (5) 90 11/26.50
9 80-0 Yellow, red cross sashes, red armlet, yellow cap D I Y Lawyer (IRE) 202
5 11-4 M Brassil R Loughran 87 20/121.00
10 459908 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Ever Dreaming (USA) 7
5 11-4 J Morrison P F Mangan (5) 87 14/115.00
11 4FFR44- DARK BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, red & black quartered cap Odonimee (IRE) 227
6 11-4 Laurence Butler T P Treacy 87 14/115.00
12 5006 RED, black stars, black sleeves, red cap, black stars Alvatar (IRE) 16
5 11-2 E Sheehy S W Flanagan 85 20/121.00
13 0500F5 ORANGE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Bully Wuskers (IRE) 20
5 11-2 P A Fahy J L Cullen 85 9/25.50
15 70/000-0 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW STRIPES, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Harry The Dancer 10
5 11-0 F Flood M P Walsh 83 16/117.00
16 75304F/ ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Platinum Charmer (IRE) 610
10 11-0 P Meany M J Ferris 83 33/134.00
17 90/0 EMERALD GREEN, red star, red sleeves, emerald green stars, red cap, emerald green star Invincible Star (IRE) 82
6 10-12 M L Fagan B T O'Connell 81 33/134.00
18 P45570/ BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Dancing Water 1568
11 10-11 P O Brady B R Dalton (7) 80 33/134.00
19 760-660 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Sound Out (IRE) 23
6 10-11 t J R Finn L P Flynn (3) 80 25/126.00
Non runners
70FPP-02Brave Heart (IRE)711-7J J HanlonAndrew J McNamara90
140P/0000Derrykeel (IRE)911-2P O'RourkeMr J P O'Rourke85

Verdict

Korean landed a similar grade handicap at Thurles by just under two lengths from Lus Na Hoiche, who is entitled to reverse the form on 4lb better terms as he is far less experienced than the winner. The pair were well clear of the remainder and the form looks strong. Fool's Wildcat is 11lb higher than when scoring at Punchestown and ran poorly on the Flat at Dundalk last week. BRAVE HEART has dropped to a very fair mark and produced his best effort for some time when runner-up to Mantell in a Ladies race at Limerick a couple of weeks ago. Andrew McNamara takes over here and his mount can gain a long-awaited first success over timber.