13:25 Gowran Park (IRE)

Kilkenny Hunt Maiden Hurdle

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,008
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €533
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 30.70s
  • Off Time: 13:26:55
  • 12 Ran
  • Form: P-PPF70
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: J J Hanlon
  • Jockey: B Hayes

mid-division, mistake 1st, no impression from 4 out, never a factor


Icario (FR)

17 ht
  • Form: 4463P2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd and ridden 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in

  • Form: 0-4FB16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: T M Walsh
  • Jockey: I J McCarthy

in rear, headway into 7th on outer when mistake and eased from 2 out

  • Form: 07
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: T M Walsh
  • Jockey: M P Walsh

tracked leaders, moderate 4th 3 out, dropped to 5th entering straight, no impression

  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: J Motherway
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: J F Gleeson
  • Jockey: D J McInerney

always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey

in rear, some progress 4 out, went remote 8th 2 out, kept on without threatening, never a factor

  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: W J Austin
  • Jockey: S A Mulcahy

always behind, no impression from 4 out, fell at last

  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: S A Shortall

mid-division, moderate 5th 3 out, moderate 4th on inner entering straight, pushed along 2 out, no impression

  • Form: 3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: P Townend

tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead travelling well 2 out, soon went clear, stayed on strongly run-in, easily


Duke's Girl

152 h
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: J Nash
  • Jockey: C A Landers

tracked leaders, moderate 6th 3 out, soon ridden, went remote 4th before last, kept on one pace

  • Form: 46
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: Matthew J Smith
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no impression, mistake at last, one pace run-in

  • Form: 4-32P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: P J F Murphy
  • Jockey: A Ring

Previous results

In depth


Four-year-olds have a good record in this and SAGLAWY, Listed-placed on the Flat in France, can improve enough on his opening run at Thurles in January to take this. He jumped well and raced up with the pace for a long way and will have come on markedly for the experience. Icario has now had 15 starts over timber without winning and, though he's run some good race against smart rivals, there looks to be something missing. Kildorrery won a Tramore bumper in December but hasn't reached a place in seven starts over hurdles but Warnaq had a good record on testing ground on the Flat and hasn't performed badly in her two starts over timber while stablemates Aquarian and Gold Seal are interesting. The former cost 250,000gns and is a son of Rock Of Gibraltar out of a 1m2f winner while the latter is by Galileo out of a winning miler.


Glenrua (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Mid-division best, slight mistake 4 out, soon weakened and tailed off, 11th of 16, dist behind Great Khan (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Feb.

Icario (FR) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 5th before 4th, headway to challenge from before last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Call A Cab (11-3) at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

Kildorrery (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 6th of 7, 35 3/4l behind Carefully Selected (11-11) at Naas 2m sft in Feb.

Roxboro Road (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Held up, 12th from 3rd, headway straight, kept on same pace from before 2 out, 7th of 19, 35 1/2l behind Dis Donc (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

Delightful Guest (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Saddlers Green.

She'sasupermack (IRE) Arakan filly out of Castleknock.

Aquarian (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Inchina.

Bing Bang Bank (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 21 1/4l behind Reckless Lad (10-0) at Dundalk 1m pol in Jan.

Gold Seal (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Nell Gwyn.

Saglawy (FR) 7-2 (10-10) Prominent, led briefly 3rd, not fluent 3 out and soon led, mistake and headed next, pushed along and no impression in 3rd approaching last, no extra, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Pete So High (10-10) at Thurles 2m mdn hvy in Jan.

Duke's Girl 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression last 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Cornerstone Lad (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Warnaq (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Sayo (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Elusive Exclusive (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, took keen hold, soon 5th, some slight mistakes, weakened 9th, pulled up before 4 out, at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hvy in Oct.