Gowran Park

  • 17:40 Gowran Gathering Wednesday 14th August Maiden1m 1f 100y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.46s
  • Off time: 17:41:36
17:40 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Safe Home (IRE) 25/1
2nd Ghaamer (USA) 5/2
3rd Hue And Cry 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 0-5 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Duke of Dance (IRE) 16
3 9-5 D Wachman W J Lee 25/126.00
2 (13) Yellow, black braces, black diamonds on cap Dunbrin (IRE)
3 9-5 Ross O'Sullivan B A Curtis 50/151.00
3 (5) ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Gentle Prince (IRE)
3 9-5 P Meany I J Brennan (3) 50/151.00
4 (8) 2- Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Ghaamer (USA) 183
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/23.50
5 (3) 63-5 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Good On Numbers (IRE) 13
3 9-5 A Oliver S Foley 78 20/121.00
6 (1) 56 Pink Hue And Cry 20
3 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 14/115.00
7 (7) 4-2 Dark Blue League Of Nations (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/14.00
8 (11) 2 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Manalapan (IRE) 21
3 9-5 t1 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 5/23.50
9 (14) ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Master Amigo (IRE)
3 9-5 P Meany M M Monaghan (5) 80/181.00
10 (4) 5 Red, royal blue stars Moss Street 16
3 9-5 G Elliott F M Berry 33/134.00
11 (10) 6 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Native Realm (IRE) 17
3 9-5 N Meade E J McNamara 33/134.00
12 (2) ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star Safe Home (IRE)
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 25/126.00
13 (6) 93-2 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Sophisticated Heir (IRE) 29
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 80 5/16.00
14 (12) 0-0 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, red cap, white spots Stephen Hero (IRE) 8
3 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 50/151.00

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien tried to make all on League Of Nations at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago but couldn't quite hold off Caged Lightning. He'll strip fitter here and the longer trip will suit. Ghaamer looked in need of the experience on his debut at Leopardstown in October and didn't get going until the race was all over. He's the type to make a very nice three-year-old and must be kept on the right side. MANALAPAN was an unconsidered 25/1 chance when beaten three quarters of a length by Ruler Of The World at the Curragh with the remainder well beaten. That was a very promising introduction as the winner is well regarded and he's taken to go one better. Sophisticated Heir will prove a big threat if able to repeat his comeback effort when not far behind the useful Fortify at Cork.