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13:44 Gowran Park (IRE)

Red Mills Trial Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €59,999 added
  • Winner: €35,999
  • 2nd: €11,999
  • 3rd: €6,000
  • 4th: €3,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 23.70s
  • Off Time: 13:45:43
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap

Darasso (FR)

28 DCD
7/2
  • Form 6/2511-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 153

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along early straight and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace

2
Silk - Royal blue, yellow spots, royal blue sleeves, black cap, yellow spots
100/1
  • Form FP-P055
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 116

ran 4th, in rear and not fluent 3rd, detached next, pushed along and soon no extra, weakened, completely tailed off

3
Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap
1/4
  • Form 42/1-11F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 158

tracked leaders, pecked 4th, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 3 out, challenged wide into straight and led before next, pushed along and 3 lengths clear before last, stayed on well run-in

4
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
10/1
  • Form 4-94463
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 145

led, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, 3rd and no impression approaching last, no extra run-in

5
Silk - Pink, white seams, pink sleeves, white cap
20/1
  • Form 099218
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 129

held up in rear, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, not fluent next, no extra

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

CILAOS EMERY has looked a high-class recruit to chasing this campaign and is en route to the Champion Chase. A Grade 1 winner over hurdles, he looks to have too much class for Darasso, who won this last year but has to concede 7lb. Joseph O'Brien's charge followed up in a Navan Grade 2 and looked in need of his comeback in the Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock last month. Mengli Khan is much better known as a chaser these days but has reverted to hurdles in good form having finished a good third behind Stormy Ireland in a Naas Grade 3 last month. Scheu Time, in good form in handicaps, should prove best of the remaining pair.

Formwatch

Darasso (FR) 9-4 (11-8) Close up in 4th, pushed along 3 out, ridden next, weakened run in, last of 4, 8 3/4l behind Ballyandy (11-4) at Haydock 2m (1) hvy in Jan.

Chateau Conti (FR) 20-1 (10-8) Waited with, mainly in rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, dist behind Three Is Company (10-12) at Limerick 2m 5f Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Cilaos Emery (FR) 4-1 (11-10) Tracking leaders in 5th when fell at 1st, at Leopardstown 2m 1f (1) Yielding in Feb.

Mengli Khan (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led and clear, reduced advantage 4 out, joined briefly 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed 2 out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to moderate 3rd after last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 7 1/2l behind Stormy Ireland (11-1) at Naas 2m (1) Yielding - Soft in Jan.

Scheu Time (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) In rear, trailing 3rd, some progress and ridden entering straight, moderate 11th at last, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 22, 6 3/4l behind Thosedaysaregone (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp Yielding in Feb.