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14:45 Gowran Park (IRE)

Race That Stops A County 'Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015' Chase

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €13,000
  • 2nd: €3,800
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off Time: 14:47:50
  • 8 Ran
2
Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
4/6
  • Form 3/114F2-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 153

made all, hung briefly left on bend after 3rd, ridden before last, stayed on well, comfortably

3
Silk - Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
50/1
  • Form 11F24P-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 129

held up towards rear, slow jump 3rd, jumped left and reminder 6th, no impression in rear when slow jump 4 out, never a factor

4
Silk - Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 31220-F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 135

held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 6th 3 out, no impression

5
Silk - Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap
9/1
  • Form F232-12
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 148

tracked leaders, dropped to 4th and ridden 3 out, soon no impression

6
Silk - Royal blue, red epaulettes & sleeves, red cap, white star
  • Form 4124-21
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 153

tracked leader in 2nd, mistakes 5th and 8th, bad mistake 5 out, ridden after 3 out, mistake and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression

7
Silk - Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap
  • Form 4646F7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 116

towards rear, closer in moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star
  • Form 22-4133
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 136

tracked leaders, went 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd next, kept on same pace run-in

9
Silk - YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, white sleeves, red cap

Toon River (IRE)

215 ht CCD
33/1
  • Form 3/3301P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 131

held up in last, slight mistake 1st, last after 4 out, ridden and jumped left next, went moderate 5th before 2 out, kept on same pace

1
NR
  • Form 37P2P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 142

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Make A Track is invariably at his best at this time of the year and will be better for last week's run over hurdles. Mallowney's best run of the year came at Fairyhouse in April where he wasn't far behind Road To Riches off level weights, form that would give him an obvious chance here. Moscow Mannon ended his novice campaign with a close second in Grade 1 company at Punchestown. He looked even better when easily accounting for Felix Yonger in a Naas Grade 3 on his reappearance and will be difficult to beat. However, BALLYCASEY would have won a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse in April over this trip but for falling two out then just ran out of steam over a longer trip in the Champion Novice Chase so looks the one to be on.

Formwatch

Ballycasey (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, improved travelling well to lead 2 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed at last, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Carlingford Lough (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr.

Daring Article (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, mistake 12th, blundered 15th and lost place, no extra from 4 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shutthefrontdoor (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs (1) in Apr, 26 ran.

Letter Of Credit (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Behind, fell 5th (poor visibility), in a race won by Home Farm (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) sft, 8 ran.

Mallowney (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Soon raced in 5th, slightly slow 3rd, improved to be prominent 5th, led before 6th, pressed and slight mistake 2 out, headed before last, no impression when switched left close home, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Art Of Logistics (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs gd in May.

Moscow Mannon (IRE) 4-7fav (11-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, travelled well to narrowly lead 2 out, not fluent at last, driven to assert, kept on strongly, won at Naas 2m chs Grade 3 (1) beating Felix Yonger (11-10) by 5l, 4 ran.

Churchfield Champ (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In rear, never a factor, no extra after 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Smiler (10-12) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Oct.

Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) In rear, moderate 10th halfway, progress to mid-division 3 out, improved to 4th 2 out, ridden into 2nd at last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Give Me A Break (10-8) at Naas 2m 4f hcap hdle Grd C.

Toon River (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Prominent and led from 2nd, joined 9th and headed 11th, pushed along approaching 4 out and soon no extra, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shutthefrontdoor (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs (1) in Apr, 26 ran.

Make A Track (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Disputed early, jumped big 1st and soon chased leader in 2nd, slight mistakes 8th and 3 out, ridden to lead before 2 out, challenged after 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Clara Mc Cloud (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl hvy.