Gowran Park

  • 14:45 Paulstown 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 43.50s
  • Off time: 14:45:41
14:45 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Value (IRE) 20/1
2nd Drumfire (IRE) 7/1
3rd Golden Wonder (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 66 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Adam's Return (IRE) 9
7 11-12 t G O'Leary A E Lynch 25/126.00
3 852P45- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Best Value (IRE) 75
6 11-12 T J Nagle-Jr D E Mullins 106 20/121.00
4 232522- Emerald green, white chevron, black cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 113
7 11-12 t1 W P Mullins R Walsh 112 11/43.75
5 35/33-36 Black, Purple Stars Come Follow Me (IRE) 35
7 11-12 Arthur Goulding M A Enright (3) 33/134.00
6 57350-0 Red, yellow stars, check sleeves, yellow spots on cap Dave's Stamper (IRE) 23
6 11-12 t Shane Nolan R M Moran 105 16/117.00
7 23272/6 Emerald green, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, yellow diamond on cap Drumfire (IRE) 25
9 11-12 E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 116 7/18.00
8 0005PU/ EMERALD GREEN, emerald green & red halved sleeves, quartered cap Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 1028
8 11-12 John Cullen J L Cullen 84 33/134.00
9 6544/42 WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 43
7 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 4/15.00
10 170P0P- RED, black sleeves, emerald green cap, black star In The Well (IRE) 199
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Mrs A Busteed J S McGarvey (7) 33/134.00
11 P10/075 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 16
7 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 91 14/115.00
12 51/ ORANGE, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Shaniv (IRE) 1148
7 11-12 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
13 465/44-P WHITE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Springfield Grey (IRE) 31
8 11-12 t Thomas G Walsh B M Cash 16/117.00
15 P94FP-5 Royal blue, white panel, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue & white striped cap Chestnut Friar (IRE) 9
8 11-5 Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 33/134.00
16 35155-0 Purple, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple star Maxi's Lady (IRE) 25
6 11-5 Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 33/134.00
18 52/76-23 Black, red panel & sleeves, red cap Our Ellie B (IRE) 20
7 11-5 T Cooper D J Condon 7/18.00
19 1 Pink, grey star, grey armlet, pink cap Ratheniska (IRE) 36
6 11-5 T J Taaffe B J Geraghty 9/25.50
21 PF110-6 ROYAL BLUE, red braces & sleeves, striped cap Our Girl Rosey (IRE) 16
6 11-5 Shane Nolan S A Shortall (7) 25/126.00
22 9-P Black, red cross of lorraine, black cap The Pooky (IRE) 43
7 11-12 pt S K Ryder S G McDermott 50/151.00
Non runners
21642-62Aonvarr (IRE)711-12W J LaniganI J McCarthy109
143F5P-24Troll D'oudairies (FR)611-12M BrassilN P Madden110
1706-3525Mimi And Bow711-5C BoweM W Bowes100
20530-33The Housekeeper (IRE)611-5David KellyB T O'Connell
232/4735-7Maurash (IRE)711-5E SheehyReserve 3

Verdict

Despite winning a bumper, Willie Mullins has been unable to find a race over timber for Champagne Agent, who has occupied a place in seven of his eleven starts. GOLDEN WONDER finished runner-up to Mullins' Perfect Gentleman at Punchestown last time with subsequent winner Bennemeade in third. Dessie Hughes' charge can go one better here though there are plenty of dangers including Our Ellie B, who has been going well and will surely be winning soon. Aonvarr was only caught on the run-in at Cork and shouldn't be inconvenienced by the longer trip nor should Troll D'Oudairies, who was staying on strongly over 2m2f at Sligo last time.