Gowran Park

  • 15:10 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.20s
  • Off time: 15:12:24
15:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aupcharlie (IRE) 6/4
2nd Toon River (IRE) 20/1
3rd Prima Vista 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13/7321- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 301
Distance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins A E Lynch 6/42.50
2 1-61133 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J E Kiely M P Walsh 5/16.00
3 U-8436P BLACK, red seams, red star on cap Macklycuddy (USA) 67
6 11-12 t P G Kelly M Darcy 78 50/151.00
4 19-05 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves & cap Mr Bb (IRE) 10
6 11-12 p J P Cahill E J O'connell 50/151.00
5 1F540-9 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 16
9 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 14/115.00
6 2/1245-3 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 13
7 11-12 t N Meade P Carberry 8/19.00
7 22-23B2 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Spot Fine 13
6 11-12 M F Morris P Townend 7/18.00
8 4451/2-8 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, white sleeves, red cap Toon River (IRE) 13
Course Winner
7 11-12 Miss M L Hallahan R J Jones (3) 20/121.00
9 132P-3F YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Bridgets Pet (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
5 11-11 A Mullins D E Mullins 6/17.00
10 4U627-5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 22
5 11-11 t G Elliott D N Russell 5/16.00
11 4076U8 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mrs Henderson 13
7 11-5 F Costello Mr R W Barron (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins and Paul Townend have won both renewals of this so it's surprising to find Andrew Lynch on board the stable's Aupcharlie though he's rode him on his last three starts. He makes his debut over fences and is an obvious threat to all but Townend renews partnership with Spot Fine and the combination will make a bold bid to go one better than when runner-up to Far Away So Close at Limerick. CARLINGFORD LOUGH will take some beating having finished a close third to Lyreen Legend in what looked a strong event at Galway last month. Four times a winning hurdler, that was only the eighth race of his career and with more to come he can gain his first success over fences. Prima Vista, a very useful staying hurdler, makes his debut over the bigger obstacles and is certainly one to note but Bridgets Pet was in touch though struggling when falling at the last at Thurles and hadn't jumped with any fluency earlier.