Gowran Park

  • 15:30 Ladies Day June 23rd At Gowran Park Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,339 2nd €1,001 3rd €434 4th €245
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.80s
  • Off time: 15:36:44
15:30 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benalex Park 5/2
2nd Daigreen (IRE) 14/1
3rd Busalla (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 15495-5 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 10-0 P J Flynn R P Whelan (3) 65 3/14.00
2 (4) 964424- RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, red sleeves, hooped cap Mamma Rosa (IRE) 149
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-0 b P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 65 12/113.00
3 (10) 1526-00 PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Daigreen (IRE) 11
4 9-13 Ms J Morgan J P O'Brien 64 14/115.00
4 (6) 1208/9-8 ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Black Belt (IRE) 20
5 9-12 Mrs C Harrison Miss K J Harrison 63 22/123.00
5 (14) 6022-50 Red, dark green epaulettes, dark green & red halved sleeves, red cap Carvelas (IRE) 8
4 9-12 M Butler M M Monaghan (5) 63 20/121.00
6 (15) 113038- Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap California Rose 194
Distance Winner
4 9-11 p P Martin B A Curtis 62 16/117.00
7 (16) 674/249- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dragon Khan (IRE) 28
4 9-11 C Roche F M Berry 62 11/26.50
8 (8) 240/47- EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Busalla (IRE) 345
4 9-7 G O'Leary S Foley 58 16/117.00
9 (5) 7/8050-1 BLACK, orange chevron, check cap Killena Boy (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-6 T Foley J A Heffernan 57 9/110.00
10 (1) 0-13098 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 23
8 9-6 b S M Duffy R P Cleary 57 20/121.00
11 (11) 32417-5 Maroon, yellow panel, yellow armlet, quartered cap Benalex Park 13
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J J Murphy C R King (7) 54 5/23.50
12 (2) 008088- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Gatamalata (IRE) 170
5 9-1 J G Murphy G F Carroll 52 20/121.00
13 (9) 0/P-50 WHITE, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, white star Barberton (USA) 31
4 8-13 P M Rogers I J Brennan (3) 50 25/126.00
15 (13) 3400/8 Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Soul Train 20
7 8-12 bt D K Weld P J Smullen 49 16/117.00
16 (12) 9-09 Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Sretaw (IRE) 65
4 8-10 G P Cromwell M C Hussey 47 25/126.00
Non runners
14 (7)9-00063Flower Bouquet (IRE)48-13A P O'BrienAnastasia O'Brien50

Verdict

It's very rare to find a Ballydoyle representative at the bottom of a low grade handicap but Flower Bouquet hasn't produced much to date though she ran slightly better at Dundalk last time. California Rose completed a double on testing ground over this trip last summer and though much higher in the weights has to be considered while the veteran Killena Boy is certain to attract support after his recent victory here though a 9lb rise in the weights looks harsh. BENALEX PARK was in good form for much of last season and landed a handicap at Killarney on heavy ground in August. He'll be better for his recent run at Leopardstown and this looks within his capabilities.