Gowran Park

  • 16:45 Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.44s
  • Off time: 16:46:25
16:45 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Core Element (IRE) 9/1
2nd Ocean Drift (USA) 8/1
3rd Eljowzah (IRE) 8/1
4th Jumbo Steps (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 95150-0 Purple, black braces, striped sleeves and cap Trans City (IRE) 31
4 10-0 J Nash C A Landers (4) 75 20/121.00
2 (5) 520-092 Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Core Element (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 9-12 S Buggy E J McNamara 73 9/110.00
3 (16) 320132 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Toufan Express 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-11 A McGuinness I J Brennan 72 10/111.00
4 (3) 8126/40 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Ocean Drift (USA) 19
Distance Winner
4 9-10 A Oliver D A Parkes (4) 71 8/19.00
5 (13) 46631 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Angel Way (IRE) 20
3 9-8 D Cullen C P Hoban 72 9/110.00
6 (15) 150-566 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Adam's Return (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
6 9-7 G O'Leary M M Monaghan (4) 68 14/115.00
8 (2) 963486 RED & BLACK STRIPES, black cap, red star Like Magic (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
6 9-7 p P Martin S A Gray (4) 68 12/113.00
9 (11) 606-22 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star Pepparpot (IRE) 24
3 9-4 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 68 9/25.50
10 (10) 734437 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap The Ring Is King (IRE) 32
3 9-4 t P W Flynn C J Elliott (7) 68 12/113.00
11 (1) 0-930 Royal blue & white hoops, white sleeves, red cap Dancingwithangels (IRE) 128
3 9-1 Ms J Morgan C T Keane (4) 65 20/121.00
12 (6) 7/3-5 MAROON, white cross of lorraine,diabolo on sleeves,royal blue cap,yellow star Eljowzah (IRE) 18
4 9-1 A A Howard L F Roche 62 8/19.00
13 (7) 257107 White, emerald green braces, emerald green armlet, emerald green cap Ferryview Place 35
3 9-1 b E Griffin L P Dempsey (7) 65 20/121.00
14 (4) 744-472 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Macnas (USA) 69
Course Winner
5 9-0 t1 A Lee R P Whelan 61 6/17.00
15 (9) 212307 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Samollie (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 8-11 G Donnelly G J Phillips (4) 61 16/117.00
16 (12) 721491 Grey, light green sleeves & cap Jappeli (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 8-10 p K J Condon R Coakley (4) 60 10/111.00
17 0-20964 YELLOW, red triple diamond, red cap, yellow diamond Jumbo Steps (IRE) 9
5 8-13 T Doyle S H James 60 14/115.00
Non runners
7 (8)382489Diamond Daze (IRE)49-7E LynamS H James68
18338421Red Sea Poll (IRE)38-9P D DeeganReserve 259
198400-04Fabbiaano (IRE)48-11J B McCabeReserve 358

Verdict

Jappeli still looks well handicapped despite winning twice in recent weeks though both victories were on very heavy ground. The veteran Toufan Express is in good form and was finishing very strongly over 6f at Laytown last time so he should be in the mix. Angel Way was sent to Ffos Las to win her maiden but this is much tougher and PEPPARPOT is taken to gain his first success. He's not without his quirks and has refused to enter the stalls twice but was undoubtedly unfortunate at KIllarney last month where he was impeded at a crucial stage. Macnas has dropped to a lenient mark and should get competitive while Jumbo Steps would be worth watching in the betting if getting a run from his reserve spot as he ran very well in the race a year ago. The former Clive Brittain inmate Eljowzah caught the eye on her debut for new connections here a couple of weeks ago and makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark.