Gowran Park

  • 16:25 Gowran Golf Memberships For 2014 749 Apprentice Handicap 1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.56s
  • Off time: 16:30:04
16:25 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Of Oriel (IRE) 6/1
2nd Carenza (IRE) 5/1
3rd Invincible Don (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 5540/80 WHITE, dark blue panel, light blue & dark blue check sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Bravely Fought (IRE) 8
8 10-0 Miss S J Harty C R King 74 12/113.00
2 (3) 640-754 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Calgacus (IRE) 17
4 9-13 J P Shanahan G J Phillips (4) 73 10/111.00
4 (1) 723357 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Badger Daly (IRE) 53
7 9-3 J Hagan Megan Carberry (4) 63 14/115.00
5 (8) 896840 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 14
4 9-3 b1 A McGuinness I J Brennan 63 16/117.00
6 (12) 074-149 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Invincible Don (IRE) 6
5 9-0 J Morrison P C O'Donnell (7) 60 16/117.00
7 (2) 700-245 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap King Of Oriel (IRE) 19
4 9-0 D Kinsella M M Monaghan (2)(ex1) 60 6/17.00
8 (7) 946 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Nymph (IRE) 35
3 9-0 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (4) 65 9/110.00
9 (13) 091633 Royal blue, royal blue & white striped sleeves, check cap Carenza (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 D Marnane C T Keane 64 5/16.00
10 (4) 897704 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white star on cap Harmonie (IRE) 25
4 8-13 J G Murphy L P Dempsey (4) 59 6/17.00
11 (10) 457864 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teochrios (IRE) 31
3 8-12 t J S Bolger R P Whelan 63 7/18.00
12 (11) 30-6986 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Polly's Love (IRE) 20
3 8-9 h W McCreery S B Kelly 60 16/117.00
13 (9) 587485 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Moscow Treat (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 8-6 pt S G O'Donnell I T Queally (7) 52 20/121.00
14 (14) 086970 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, maroon sleeves, white cap Secret Locket (IRE) 45
3 8-6 p D K Weld L F Roche 57 9/110.00
15 (15) 4-34245 Grey, royal blue sash & sleeves, grey cap Only Exception (IRE) 12
4 8-5 p M C Grassick R Dawson (4) 51 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (5)322266Sceilg (IRE)39-6J S BolgerD M Redmond71

Verdict

Teochrios hasn't had much experience but is at the right end of the weights and has probably been racing over trips too short recently. Jim Bolger may have a better chance with Sceilg, still a maiden after ten starts but a very good second to Sharjah over this trip at Fairyhouse in July. Calgacus has been quite highly tried but looks high in the weights on what he's achieved while it's difficult to know what to make of Nymph, who was beaten a long way on Polytrack last time. There are some fine apprentices in Ireland this year and Colin Keane has proved himself one of the best so his mount CARENZA, who has continued in good form in handicaps after her victory at Leopardstown in July, can carry him to another victory.