Gowran Park

  • 16:40 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes 1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.17s
  • Off time: 16:41:21
16:40 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caponata (USA) 5/4
2nd We'll Go Walking (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 642313- Dark Blue Aloof (IRE) 205
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 D Wachman W M Lordan 107 6/17.00
2 (4) 11228- EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Caponata (USA) 217
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 110 5/42.25
3 (3) 1/347-6 Yellow, purple stripe, check cap Cleofila (IRE) 29
4 9-9 J S Bolger R P Whelan 96 25/126.00
4 (2) 6371-2 GREY, red star, grey cap Euphrasia (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-9 J G Murphy G F Carroll 81 16/117.00
5 (1) 0132- SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Coolibah (IRE) 175
3 8-9 C O'Brien D P McDonogh 93 8/19.00
6 (5) 22156-3 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Starbright 35
3 8-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 99 9/110.00
7 (6) 1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap We'll Go Walking (IRE) 20
Course Winner
3 8-9 J S Bolger K J Manning 11/43.75


This has attracted a nice field of progressive fillies and though WE'LL GO WALKING will need to improve on her debut victory on this track there are good reasons to believe she can do so and take this. Jim Bolger's filly was totally unfancied for that victory but ran out a very impressive winner despite showing her inexperience and a classic entry suggests she's held in high regard. Bolger also runs Cleofila, who contested Group races after her debut success last season but didn't run particularly well on her reappearance. Caponata shouldn't be inconvenienced by the lack of a run as she won her first two races last season though she ran poorly behind today's rival Aloof in a Group 3 here in September and the latter looks a threat to all.