Gowran Park

  • 14:05 Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Handicap Hurdle 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.70s
  • Off time: 14:05:25
14:05 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Happy New Year (IRE) 11/4
2nd Jupitor (IRE) 6/1
3rd Volkis O'blue (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3322-51 DARK BLUE, red star & stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, red star Jupitor (IRE) 24
6 11-12 t P Nolan M N Doran (5) 116 6/17.00
2 P-4P481 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, royal blue seams, emerald green cap, red spots Selection Box (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
11 11-9 C A McBratney L A McKenna (7) 113 6/17.00
3 222147 RED & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red stars Tepalo (FR) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-9 t A J Martin B J Cooper 113 9/25.50
4 46331P- Pink, purple stars on cap Saddlenomore (IRE) 238
Distance Winner
8 11-3 Shane Joyce P Townend 107 14/115.00
5 0-12223 Maroon & royal blue diamonds Raajih 85
4 11-2 pt G Elliott P Carberry 111 7/18.00
6 40370-7 White, red hoop, red armlet, striped cap Bonifacio (IRE) 13
8 11-0 t P G Kelly Mr S D Bohan (7) 104 20/121.00
7 574128 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Underdefloorboards (IRE) 24
6 10-8 b G Webb Mr H D Dunne (7) 98 8/19.00
8 202-740 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 13
7 10-7 A Slattery M J Ferris 97 14/115.00
9 2-6000P BLACK, royal blue chevron & sleeves, black cap A New Story (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
14 10-0 M Hourigan A P Heskin 90 16/117.00
10 770022 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 6
8 9-10 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 82 11/43.75

Verdict

Jupitor, who had been running well in bumpers, made a winning debut over timber in heavy ground at Punchestown but makes his handicap debut with a big weight. The veteran SELECTION BOX showed himself to be in fine shape by scoring over fences at Galway last month. He can race over hurdles on a 13lb lower mark and with his rider claiming 7lb he should complete the double. Raajih has been going well enough but is 22lb higher than when gaining his only success over timber while Happy New Year has yet to win a race of any kind. Underdefloorboards ran poorly at Punchestown and may have had enough as that was his tenth run since July.