Gowran Park

  • 14:40 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Handicap7f

  • Winner €15,990 2nd €4,940 3rd €2,340 4th €1,040
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:14
14:40 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ahlan Bil Zain (FR) 11/2
2nd Fit For Function 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1-03498 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue armlet, black cap Freescape 23
4 10-0 b D Marnane O J Orr 95 7/18.00
2 (7) 124/0-04 Purple, black star & sleeves, white cap Guessthebill (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
4 9-12 J P Murtagh S Foley 93 9/110.00
3 (4) 8304-08 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Spanish Tenor (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
5 9-10 T Doyle W J Lee 91 6/17.00
4 (11) 326641 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Tony The Gent (IRE) 18
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 b G M Lyons C T Keane 88 5/16.00
7 (3) 636121- Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Ice Cold In Alex (IRE) 311
Distance Winner
5 9-1 t K J Condon N G McCullagh 82 8/19.00
8 (1) 41-1309 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Ahlan Bil Zain (FR) 23
Distance Winner
5 8-12 b M Halford R P Whelan 79 11/26.50
9 (2) 0-50913 Purple & light blue diamonds, purple sleeves, white cap Fit For Function 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 J G Murphy A J Slattery (7) 76 2/13.00
Non runners
5 (10)2067-17Wentwood49-3D K WeldC D Hayes84
6 (9)546U14Geological (IRE)79-2D EnglishK J Manning83
10 (8)34-7215Make A Challenge (IRE)48-7Denis HoganK J Leonard74
11 (6)0-140Western Dawn (IRE)38-7J S BolgerR P Cleary83

Verdict

Make A Challenge made all for a comfortable victory at Fairyhouse but was unable to repeat the process from 6lb higher back there on Friday though he was only caught close home. TONY THE GENT had given notice of an imminent victory when a very good fourth in a big field at the Curragh and was well supported here next time. He duly obliged and though that was over a mile on fast going he's only 4lb higher and can complete a double. Fit For Function carried a big weight to victory over the course and distance but couldn't quite overcome a 5lb rise at Listowel and is 1lb higher. Wentwood won over 1m2f at Cork before well beaten when sent to the USA for a Grade 3 though that was on very fast going. Ice Cold In Alex was in excellent form throughout last summer though all of his races were on fast going.