Gowran Park

  • 13:45 Golf Memberships 2018 From 500 3-Y-O Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,239 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.50s
  • Off time: 13:45:57
13:45 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Masterstonemason (IRE) 9/4
2nd Foxy Lass 12/1
3rd Apparition (IRE) 9/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap All India 42
3 10-8 p Joseph P O'Brien S A Shortall (3) 16/117.00
2 - Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds Apparition (IRE) 20
3 10-8 Joseph P O'Brien J J Slevin (3) 9/101.90
3 Royal blue, yellow sash, striped cap Imbucato 37
3 10-8 M McCullagh P D Kennedy (3) 50/151.00
4 8332 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Masterstonemason (IRE) 20
3 10-8 p F Costello Rachael Blackmore 9/43.25
5 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Verse Of Love (FR) 16
3 10-8 N Meade S W Flanagan 8/19.00
6 061 Light green, purple seams, quartered cap Foxy Lass 9
Distance Winner
3 10-7 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 12/113.00
8 - BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cul An Ti (IRE) 51
3 10-1 Emmet Mullins D E Mullins 20/121.00
9 954 Purple, grey star, grey sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, grey star Little Princess (GER) 29
3 10-1 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 20/121.00
Non runners
7415Minnie Dahill (IRE)310-7T M WalshR Walsh

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien has two entries from the Flat. All India made his debut at Tramore last month and showed plenty of potential though he has no National Hunt relatives in his pedigree unlike dual Flat winner Apparition, who is a half-brother to six winners including a hurdler. MASTERSTONEMASON has been improving with every run and, after finishing 5l behind Grey Waters at Killarney, was a neck behind that winner on heavy ground at Listowel. That experience should count in these conditions and he can get off the mark. Foxy Lass was well behind in that latter event though showed massive improvement to score at Ballinrobe last week but Minnie Dahill, who started a short-priced favourite at Listowel after impressing at Down Royal, came home a disappointing fifth.