Gowran Park

  • 13:35 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.10s
  • Off time: 13:36:13
13:35 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zaidpour (FR) 11/8
2nd Voler La Vedette (IRE) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1227-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Zaidpour (FR) 39
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 11/82.38
2 P7F423 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 26
8 11-3 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 137 40/141.00
3 518-U37 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 75
Distance Winner
9 11-3 t G Elliott D J Condon 143 25/126.00
4 1-14111 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Voler La Vedette (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 11-3 t C A Murphy A E Lynch 154 4/61.67
5 2-006P0 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 30
10 11-3 t O McKiernan T J Doyle 147 50/151.00

Verdict

Last year's Cheltenham National Hunt Chase winner Chicago Grey hasn't raced over hurdles for almost two years and along with Whatuthink is unlikely to have the pace for this while Benash doesn't look to have the quality to trouble either Zaidpour, who beat him 10l at Navan last month, nor VOLER LA VEDETTE. The former is starting to look like a high-class staying hurdler and the small field will play to his strengths though the concession of 7lb to Colm Murphy's brilliant mare, who gained her first Grade 1 victory at Fairyhouse last month before following up in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown, looks beyond him.