Gowran Park

  • 14:15 Paulstown Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,007 2nd €2,483 3rd €1,183 4th €534
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.70s
  • Off time: 14:16:47
14:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sharjah (FR) Evs
2nd Great Trango (IRE) 7/2
3rd Ten Ten (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 B  Emerald green & orange hoops, emerald green cap, white star Banksoftheshannon 6
4 11-7 E Griffin L P Dempsey 66/167.00
2 5239 Black & orange halved, hooped sleeves, black cap Boris Grishenko (IRE) 6
4 11-7 h G Elliott K M Donoghue 33/134.00
3 211- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dis Donc (FR) 335
4 11-7 N Meade S W Flanagan 3/14.00
4 96 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Divin Desir (FR) 11
4 11-7 I Madden R A Doyle (5) 100/1101.00
5 0620-P3 Purple, pink hoop, purple sleeves, pink cap English Pale (IRE) 22
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 116 16/117.00
6 2-2 White, large maroon spots & sleeves, emerald green & yellow striped cap Great Trango (IRE) 23
4 11-7 David Kelly D N Russell 7/24.50
7 P EMERALD GREEN, orange sleeves, red cap, orange star Jestival (IRE) 21
4 11-7 p Andrew McNamara D P Maxwell (7) 100/1101.00
8 Dark Blue Last Man Standing (IRE)
4 11-7 M F Morris P Townend 25/126.00
9 64 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Ligeti (IRE) 7
4 11-7 t Joseph P O'Brien J J Slevin (3) 16/117.00
11 00 BROWN, orange epaulettes & sleeves, brown cap, orange star Mist Of Magic (IRE) 34
4 11-7 R O'Leary M A Enright 100/1101.00
12 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Saddle The Lion (IRE)
4 11-7 K Purcell C A Landers (7) 100/1101.00
13 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Scotsman's Bay (FR)
4 11-7 A Fleming D F O'Regan 25/126.00
14 /- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Sharjah (FR) 372
4 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh Evs2.00
15 753F WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Storm Rising (IRE) 22
4 11-7 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 109 25/126.00
16 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ten Ten (IRE)
4 11-7 J P Dempsey M P Walsh 33/134.00
17 5-F7 YELLOW, royal blue cross of lorraine & spots on sleeves, yellow cap The Jam Man (IRE) 21
4 11-7 R A Curran D E Mullins 100/1101.00
18 505 WHITE, red braces, striped cap Fi's Choice (IRE) 17
4 11-0 J J Walsh F J Hayes (7) 66/167.00
19 9750 Pink, dark blue star & sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star In A Pinch (IRE) 27
4 11-0 S Slevin B T O'Connell 100/1101.00
20 88 White, royal blue stars, white sleeves, red cap The Lady Coady (IRE) 17
4 11-0 h T J Corcoran A E Lynch 100/1101.00
Non runners
10Melly And Me (IRE)411-7P DowneyR C Colgan

Verdict

Sharjah won once in eight starts on the Flat in France and that was on the all-weather. He makes his debut for Willie Mullins in a race that may not take much winning, despite a big field, though DIS DONC looks a more natural for hurdling on pedigree. Noel Meade's charge won two bumpers in France last autumn and, with his stable going well, can make a successful debut for the yard. Great Trango has finished runner-up in his two starts over timber and also twice on the level so his experience could count while English Pale ran very well behind Guitar George at Clonmel and won't need much more to get into contention. Ligeti has shown ability in two starts over timber and gained his third success at Dundalk a week ago so has to be respected.