Gowran Park

  • 15:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes 1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.19s
  • Off time: 15:36:49
15:35 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st I'm Yours 5/2
2nd We'll Go Walking (IRE) 9/1
3rd Coolibah (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 05U41-8 Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap Euphrasia (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
5 9-12 J G Murphy G F Carroll 106 10/111.00
2 (7) 2/67090- SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Coolibah (IRE) 189
4 9-9 h C O'Brien F M Berry 83 66/167.00
3 (1) 1- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Exotic (IRE) 267
4 9-9 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 10/34.33
4 (8) 13/470-0 PINK, light blue sleeves, red & white striped cap Indigo Lady 35
4 9-9 v1 W McCreery W J Lee 89 28/129.00
5 (2) 32/518- Red, white spots, royal blue & white quartered cap Izola 336
Distance Winner
4 9-9 Miss E McCutcheon D M Grant 92 25/126.00
6 (9) 555824- Dark blue, red cross sashes, yellow cap Mizzava (IRE) 175
4 9-9 M Halford S Foley 106 11/43.75
7 (5) 45270-7 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Tobann (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 9-9 t J S Bolger K J Manning 100 8/19.00
8 (4) 12967-0 Yellow & black diamonds, black cap, yellow diamond We'll Go Walking (IRE) 35
Course Winner
4 9-9 h J P Murtagh J A Heffernan 101 9/110.00
9 (3) 21-4 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star I'm Yours 15
Beaten Favourite
3 8-9 D K Weld P J Smullen 96 5/23.50

Verdict

Dermot Weld has won this three times in eight years and relies on the three-year-old I'M Yours, who didn't look quite at her best when reappearing at Navan. Her age group have a fine record in this so she should prove a threat to all. Tobann has been competing at a high level since landing a premier handicap at Leopardstown in August and will be better for her recent run at Group 3 level. Mizzava ran in many of the best races after scoring here a year ago and was rarely disgraced. She'll be thereabouts if ready after her break but Euphrasia has penalties to carry for her victories last season at Group 3 and Listed level. EXOTIC made her belated debut at Galway in August and beat a modest bunch in good fashion. She'll need to do much more to land this but entries in some big races suggest she's well regarded and is given the nod.