Gowran Park

  • 16:15 Gowran Park Golf Club Societies Welcome Handicap 1m

  • Winner €5,843 2nd €1,805 3rd €855 4th €379
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.79s
  • Off time: 16:15:26
16:15 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Not Argue (IRE) 13/2
2nd Punches Pious (IRE) 8/1
3rd Double Fast (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 568-384 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Intifadah (IRE) 33
4 10-0 p M O'Callaghan D M Simmonson (7) 65 7/18.00
2 (6) 5119-60 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves & cap Six Silver Lane 16
Distance Winner
8 9-13 b John Feane G P Halpin (5) 64 11/112.00
3 (14) 534-8 Emerald green & royal blue diabolo, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Valentana (IRE) 16
4 9-13 W McCreery W J Lee 64 7/18.00
4 (4) 4416-08 Light blue, light blue & royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue cap Best Not Argue (IRE) 7
4 9-11 J J Murphy C T Keane 62 13/27.50
5 (15) 0/706-09 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Mainicin (IRE) 55
4 9-11 b1 J S Bolger K J Manning 62 10/111.00
6 (13) 065-00 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Feruzzi (IRE) 17
4 9-3 b Mrs D Foster W M Lordan 54 25/126.00
7 (7) 4007-09 RED & PURPLE DIAMONDS, red sleeves, purple cap Its Harrys Girl (IRE) 25
4 9-3 t J T Gorman R P Whelan 54 14/115.00
8 (2) 050260 Grey & maroon quartered, striped sleeves, hooped cap Double Fast (IRE) 25
Course Winner
4 9-0 T Mullins P J Smullen 51 7/18.00
9 (3) 000-09 Beige & dark blue diabolo, dark blue sleeves, beige diabolo, dark blue cap Shirley (IRE) 32
4 9-0 M Halford S Foley 51 20/121.00
10 (9) 35/50-30 Red, yellow sleeves, dark blue chevrons, yellow & dark blue striped cap Howaya Hurricane (IRE) 25
6 8-12 p G Keane C R King 49 10/111.00
11 (5) 08060-0 RED, dark green cross sashes, red cap Merryn Moo (IRE) 32
4 8-11 b1 T Doyle L F Roche 48 25/126.00
12 (12) 5008-04 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Belclare Boy (IRE) 25
6 8-8 P Meany T P Madden (5) 45 10/111.00
13 (8) 790/90-0 RED, yellow star, yellow diamonds on sleeves & cap Inishmacateer (IRE) 58
5 8-8 h P Martin C D Hayes 45 33/134.00
14 (11) 04880-0 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Princess Tamay (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 8-8 pt T G McCourt K J Leonard (7) 45 33/134.00
15 (1) 400-545 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Punches Pious (IRE) 55
7 8-8 b1 T Doyle Julie Burke 45 8/19.00

Verdict

A poor grade handicap in which a chance is taken on a return to form from SIX SILVER LANE. The eight-year-old has won nine times in his career, including twice in Scotland last summer, and he'll be better for his recent run at Leopardstown where he ran well for a long way. Intifadah has only had six runs and though showing his best form in a Killarney handicap last time he has a big weight for what he's achieved. Jim Bolger tries Mainicin in blinkers and she could go well if they have the desired effect as could Punches Pious, another wearing the blinds for the first time and dropped 2lb despite three reasonable runs this year.