Gowran Park

  • 14:15 Goresbridge Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:45
14:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballinalacken (IRE) 6/1
2nd Top Cat Henry (IRE) 4/1
3rd Barrabehy (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F37-F ROYAL BLUE, pink star & stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, pink star Ballinalacken (IRE) 22
5 11-12 P M J Doyle J J Doyle 6/17.00
2 08-0 YELLOW & BLACK DIABOLO, red cap, yellow star Barrabehy (IRE) 41
5 11-12 W Delahunty Andrew J McNamara 14/115.00
4 0-P WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Cappa Kaieteur (IRE) 26
5 11-12 S J Mahon K M Donoghue (3) 25/126.00
5 P/P0- Red & black chevrons, red sleeves, hooped cap Coolpark Prince (IRE) 65
5 11-12 A J Black S G McDermott 20/121.00
6 RR White, red braces, check cap De Marshall (IRE) 37
5 11-12 A A Howard B M Cash 20/121.00
7 P-0 WHITE, red sleeves, red cap, white star Dfordarsi (IRE) 50
5 11-12 Paul P Moloney Mr E J O'connell 20/121.00
8 P-P5P White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Hipwells Mill (IRE) 23
5 11-12 t1 S Fahey S E Butler (5) 16/117.00
9 800 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Mini Mooska (IRE) 4
5 11-12 b1 L Byrne R Loughran 25/126.00
12 6-0 ROYAL BLUE, red seams, red cap The Rite Article (IRE) 43
5 11-12 J P Fahey I J McCarthy (3) 9/110.00
13 23104-5 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Top Cat Henry (IRE) 44
5 11-12 K Purcell R M Moran 4/15.00
14 446345- Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap Allthequeenshorses (IRE) 84
5 11-5 Lorna Casey M J Bolger (3) 9/110.00
15 0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHECK, hooped sleeves, check cap Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 9
5 11-5 R J Tierney R P Treacy (7) 20/121.00
16 0-0 ROYAL BLUE, white disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Curravay (IRE) 50
5 11-5 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 20/121.00
17 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Doubtcha (IRE)
5 11-5 R Sweeney A P Crowe 10/111.00
18 10/050- WHITE, maroon spots, maroon diamond on cap Hidden Lite (IRE) 11
Course Winner
5 11-5 E U Hales J L Cullen 5/16.00
19 Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap Lochannagh (IRE)
5 11-5 D Cullen M A Enright (3) 10/111.00
20 White, red disc & sleeves, red cap Optimistic Mag (IRE)
5 11-5 M Phelan B R Dalton (5) 14/115.00
21 00- WHITE & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, white cap Controlurthoughts (IRE) 157
5 11-12 t1 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 16/117.00
22 0-P9 ORANGE, brown spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cahermacnally Lady (IRE) 31
5 11-5 L P Cusack D E Splaine (5) 110 16/117.00
Non runners
340/447-Bonheur Secret (FR)511-12Miss E DoyleB T O'Connell100
101421-Mister Nibbles (IRE)511-12S R B CrawfordMr S Crawford
114F313-2Pumbaa (IRE)511-12J J ManganD E Splaine
230-Bad And Mad (FR)511-5L P CusackReserve 3

Verdict

Not the easiest of starts though very few of these have any real form to recommend them. Mister Nibbles most certainly does having won two bumpers and as he's out of a winning chaser in France jumping hurdles shouldn't be a problem. PUMBAA is also a winning bumper who has the experience of a run over hurdles behind him so he gets the nod. His second to the well supported Band Of Blood at Limerick was very promising and he can go one better. Winning point-to-pointer Top Cat Henry showed potential on his hurdling bow at Downpatrick and can get involved but the market is best watched for any possible improvers.