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13:00 Gowran Park (IRE)

Race That Stops A County Thyestes Jan 26th 2017 Maiden Hurdle

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,001 added
  • Winner: €7,379
  • 2nd: €2,279
  • 3rd: €1,080
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.40s
  • Off Time: 13:01:03
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Red & white halved, white diamonds on cap
25/1
  • Form 9/0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, no impression and one pace approaching last

2
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
  • Form 1/52370-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, last from 3rd, no impression from 6th

3
Silk - Light green, light green cap, red star
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 8th from 3rd, no impression from 6th, no extra from next

4
Silk - Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap
  • Form 1/1-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

made all, some slight mistakes, pressed from last, stayed on best to assert closing stages

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap
100/1
  • Form F/P44-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon mid-division, 7th early, moderate 8th from 6th, soon no danger

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap
  • Form 110-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leader, not always fluent jumping, pushed along from 3 out, no impression and one pace approaching last

7
Silk - Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap
  • Form 2-685U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 9th from 3rd, no impression from 6th

8
Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap
  • Form 5F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon chased leaders in 6th, slight mistake 3 out, soon no impression, one pace

9
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
7/1
  • Form 114161-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, 4th from 6th, improved to challenge from 2 out, every chance from last, no impression and one pace closing stages

10
Silk - Dark blue, pink cross sashes, white halved sleeves, white cap
14/1
  • Form 74
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, 5th from 6th, no impression and one pace approaching last

11
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
33/1
  • Form /-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up, 10th from 3rd, moderate 7th from 6th, no danger from next

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

INVITATION ONLY won a point-to-point in March of last year and returned from a year's absence to easily land a Navan bumper. He made all at Punchestown on his only subsequent start in April and looks a potentially smart prospect for hurdling so can start with a victory. New To This Town won bumpers on heavy going at Thurles and here before finding the ground too quick and the company too hot in the championship event at Cheltenham. He's another who should do well at this game as should Barra, the winner of four bumpers in France. The mare Naughty But Nice won on the Flat here and has several useful hurdlers in her pedigree so she shouldn't be long finding a race. Useful Flat performer Island Remede has been a beaten favourite on both starts over hurdles and will need to do much better.

Formwatch

Benkei (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division early, raced on outer throughout, headway into mid-division at halfway, steadied approaching 3 out, pushed along 2 out, never a factor, 11th of 22, 27 3/4l behind Saturnas (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Cappuccino Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, detached before 2 out, last of 20, dist behind Mount Beckham (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Mar.

Daredevil Day (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) In rear, some modest progress into 16th 3 out, no impression, 15th of 23, dist behind Baltazar D'allier (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Invitation Only (IRE) 9-10fav (12-0) Made all, pushed along straight, pressed 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Apr beating Blast Of Koeman (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.

Jetstream Joe (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 8f out, soon trailing, pulled up 3f out, at Tipperary 2m 2f Yielding - Soft in May.

New To This Town (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, soon lost place and behind, 21st of 23, 25 3/4l behind Ballyandy (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.

Souphanouvan (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th from 3rd, pecked and unseated rider 4 out, at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Up For Discussion 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hampered and fell 3rd, at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Barra (FR) (10-1) won at Saint-Cloud 1m 4f hvy in Oct beating Belle Academie (10-1) by 1l, 8 ran.

Island Remede 25-1 (9-7) Prominent, soon led, under pressure and headed over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, dropped to 5th inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 6 3/4l behind Toe The Line (9-7) at Naas 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Naughty But Nice (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, progress into 6th and ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Udogo (9-8) at Wexford 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.