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12:30 Gowran Park (IRE)

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  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €700
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 18.60s
  • Off Time: 12:38:00
  • 6 Ran
1
  • Form: 353
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: E Doyle
  • Jockey: M P Butler

tracked leaders mainly 3rd, pushed along early straight and went 2nd before last, kept on one pace but no chance with easy winner

2
13/2
  • Form: 6452
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: A Leahy
  • Jockey: N P Madden

led, headed before 4 out, ridden entering straight and dropped to 3rd approaching last, no extra

3
2/5
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: P Townend

tracked leader in 2nd, led before 4 out, travelling best early straight and cruised clear run-in, unextended

4
  • Form: 94
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: P G Kelly
  • Jockey: P T Enright

chased leaders in 5th, moderate 4th entering straight, no extra

5
13/2
  • Form: 71235
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Jockey: D G Hogan

tracked leader, jumped poorly, 4th halfway, no extra in moderate 5th entering straight, tailed off

6
  • Form: 64
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: C A McBratney
  • Jockey: B R Dalton

always behind, never a factor, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Danequest has only won once in 25 starts but his overall form is strong and his close second to Brog Deas at Cork was a very good effort. He holds Spot The Pro and Crouching Harry on a line through the winner but it's the two newcomers who could hold the call. DIAKALI has arrived from France and looks another potential money spinner for Willie Mullins. His latest run was in a better than average Swiss Derby where he wasn't beaten far and may just be too strong for the former John Oxx-trained Vedani, though the latter will like the ground and has joined a very progressive yard.

Formwatch

Crouching Harry (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, pushed along 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, moderate 3rd last and slight mistake, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Our Conor (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl.

Danequest (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Soon led, pressed into straight, marginally headed before 2 out, back in front after that flight and joined on run to the last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Brog Deas (10-12) at Cork 2m 3yo mdn hdl.

Diakali (FR) (9-1) 4th of 10, 1l behind Green Fees (9-2) at Frauenfeld(SWI) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Jun (flat).

Spot The Pro (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, some headway to go 9th entering straight, went 4th before last and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 15, 5l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.

Vedani (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, on terms approaching straight, challenged over 2f out, soon lost place and no impression under pressure, last of 5, 13l behind Fluidity (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Aug (flat).

Wot A Shot (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th when mistake last, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 11l behind Stocktons Wing (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl gs.