Gowran Park

  • 15:15 www.gowranpark.ie Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.90s
  • Off time: 15:16:38
15:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zabana (IRE) 3/1
2nd Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1454- RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 16
4 11-5 p Mrs J Harrington R M Power 119 2/13.00
2 31 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Zabana (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 11-5 A Lynch R C Colgan 3/14.00
3 4122-14 WHITE, royal blue hoop, red sleeves, red cap, white stars Bensoon 10
Course Winner
4 11-0 M Halford B J Geraghty 2/13.00
4 3153-4 EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Fluctuate (USA) 155
4 11-0 E Doyle M P Butler (3) 13/27.50
5 737P5-P BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 5
4 11-0 b P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 100 16/117.00
6 0 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Shukhov (IRE) 28
4 11-0 h J F Levins B T O'Connell 25/126.00
7 0-80 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Millerina (IRE) 25
4 10-7 M J Bowe D E Splaine (5) 33/134.00

Verdict

Bensoon has been in fine form on the Flat and along with Fluctuate, a winner for John Gosden at Wolverhampton last April, is an interesting recruit to hurdling. Shabra Emperor has won once in 39 career starts and never over hurdles while Shukhov and Millerina have a lot to find. That leaves Zabana and HURRICANE RIDGE to fight it out and though the former landed a Sligo maiden on just his second start over hurdles last month, Jessica Harrington's charge is given the nod as he's competed at a higher level and scored on the Flat at Navan last month.