Gowran Park

  • 17:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden 1m

  • Winner €7,200 2nd €1,634 3rd €690 4th €375
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.77s
  • Off time: 17:16:49
17:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akeed Wafi (IRE) 11/4
2nd Rigoletta (IRE) 10/3
3rd Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 6 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Akeed Wafi (IRE) 51
2 9-3 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 11/43.75
2 (8) 6 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Alizari (IRE) 14
2 9-3 J M Oxx W J Supple 14/115.00
3 (7) 0 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Armed Guard (IRE) 14
2 9-3 E Lynam C D Hayes 80/181.00
4 (6) YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Beat The Ballot (IRE)
2 9-3 T Collins M C Hussey 66/167.00
5 (3) Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Call To Battle (IRE)
2 9-3 J M Oxx B A Curtis 20/121.00
6 (10) 7 EmGreen,royal blue chevron,green & white hooped slvs,yellow cap,green stars Casual Creeper (IRE) 45
2 9-3 N Meade D P McDonogh 25/126.00
7 (5) PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Daigreen (IRE)
2 9-3 Ms J Morgan P Shanahan 66/167.00
8 (15) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Habesh (IRE)
2 9-3 M Halford S Foley 25/126.00
9 (12) 8 ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star Jamming (IRE) 38
2 9-3 G M Lyons K Latham 33/134.00
11 (16) ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Noah Webster (IRE)
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (3)(ex3) 10/111.00
12 (4) 4 Dark Blue Optimist (IRE) 14
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 5/23.50
13 (14) 5675 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 6
2 9-3 P O Brady Fran Berry 78 25/126.00
14 (11) BLACK & YELLOW DIAMONDS, black cap Hazelivius (IRE)
2 8-12 J P Fahey L F Roche (5) 66/167.00
15 (2) 233 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rigoletta (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
2 8-12 t J S Bolger K J Manning 88 10/34.33
16 (13) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE)
2 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 8/19.00
Non runners
10 (9)967Mad For Road (IRE)29-3D WachmanJ A Heffernan60
1770Aaronkayzo (IRE)29-3S FaheyReserve 1
1807Go On Murt (IRE)29-3A KinsellaReserve 2

Verdict

John Oxx won this last year and is triple-handed in this first division. It's impossible to dismiss any of them though the newcomer Call To Battle has a superb middle-distance pedigree and is one to watch. Aidan O'Brien had plenty of entries and relies on the stoutly-bred Noah Webster, who should do better next year, but Dermot Weld's Teofilio filly Voleuse De Coeurs should have the pace for this and is one to keep an eye on in the betting. Rigoletta will certainly come in for support as she's been showing up very well in strong company and will be difficult to keep out of the frame but it's the once-raced OPTIMIST, who caught the eye behind Imperial Monarch at the Curragh a fortnight ago, who gets the vote in an open contest.