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15:25 Gowran Park (IRE)

Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €100,000 added
  • Winner: €59,999
  • 2nd: €20,000
  • 3rd: €10,000
  • 4th: €5,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 11.80s
  • Off Time: 15:26:49
  • 18 Ran
1
Silk - RED, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 00261-2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 156

led after 1st, joined 3rd and disputed, headed 8th, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th before straight, no extra in 6th 3 out, kept on one pace

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
22/1
  • Form 53-2359
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 155

mid-division, slight mistake 8 out, slight mistake 5 out and weakened, pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap
33/1
  • Form 333-595
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 152

always towards rear, slight mistake 6th, ridden and no impression 5 out, pulled up before next

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 2U31-99
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 152

chased leaders early, mid-division before 7th, ridden towards rear after 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 3 out

5
Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, purple cap
100/1
  • Form U18F40
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 152

always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

6
Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
  • Form 2161-2U
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 151

disputed briefly, chased leaders after 1st, mistake 6th, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

7
Silk - White, black cap, red star
25/1
  • Form 00-3123
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 148

chased leaders early, lost place 4th, soon towards rear, ridden into moderate 9th entering straight, no extra before 3 out, weakened

8
Silk - Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots
11/1
  • Form P5F2-P0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 147

held up towards rear, progress into 5th 5 out, ridden before straight, 2nd 3 out, no impression on leader after 2 out, 3rd run-in and kept on same pace

9
Silk - Orange, royal blue sleeves, orange cap, white star
  • Form 2F1-PP2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 146

chased leaders, improved to dispute 3rd, led 8th and jumped left, hampered by loose horse 9th, slight mistake 6 out, headed 3 out, ridden and no extra before next

10
Silk - Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap
33/1
  • Form 6052/P0
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 143

held up towards rear, progress into 7th 5 out, mistake 4 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, disputed 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace

11
Silk - Crazy Quilt
  • Form F14-149
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 141

held up, mistake and unseated rider 2nd

12
Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, yellow cap
20/1
  • Form 5P-P2P0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 141

mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out

14
Silk - Red, grey star, grey stars on sleeves, grey star on cap
12/1
  • Form 3132-4P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 139

disputed briefly, chased leaders after 1st, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

15
Silk - MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap

Coko Beach (FR)

25 b BF
8/1
  • Form 09-2423
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well from before last

16
Silk - Maroon, white star and armlets, red cap
  • Form 1-34552
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 136

mid-division, progress into 4th after 4 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, under pressure in 4th and mistake 2 out, disputed 2nd and slight mistake last, 2nd and kept on same pace run-in, no impression on winner

17
Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap
22/1
  • Form 3F3-440
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 136

mid-division, ridden into 8th entering straight, no extra before 3 out, weakened

18
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star
7/1
  • Form 5143-50
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 136

settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

19
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, light blue cap, grey diamonds

Smoking Gun (IRE)

26 pt BFCD
10/1
  • Form 3195-73
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 135

mid-division early, chased leaders from 6th, 5th halfway, lost place 5 out, ridden in 9th next, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out

20
NR
33/1
  • Form 2511P0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 135

21
NR
10/1
  • Form 19/2-3U3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 135

13
NR

Dounikos (FR)

60 p C
33/1
  • Form PP/5P-0P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 140

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins has a tremendous record in this ultra-tough handicap and has won it for the past two years. He has five entries this time, the same as Gordon Elliott, and Paul Townend has chosen Acapella Bourgeois, who was only sixth in the race a year ago but landed a Fairyhouse Grade 3 next time. Brahma Bull hasn't had much experience and makes his handicap debut but looks well treated on his second to Minella Indo in a Navan Grade 2. The champion trainer puts a 5lb claimer on board Cabaret Queen and she would have a fine chance off this mark at her best while ANY SECOND NOW, the 2019 Kim Muir winner, won a Grade 3 on his last start over fences. He's been confined to hurdles for his two runs this winter and should be spot-on for this. Spyglass Hill is another with prospects after a good run behind Annamix here in November.

Formwatch

Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 13-2 (11-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, closer at 11th, led next, ridden before 2 out where pressed, headed after 2 out, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 19l behind Al Boum Photo (12-0) at Tramore 2m 5f (1) sft in Jan.

Tout Est Permis (FR) 66-1 (11-12) Prominent, disputed briefly 3rd and 4th, 2nd halfway, 3rd 6 out, pushed along and lost place 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, dist behind A Plus Tard (11-12) at Leopardstown 3m (1) Yielding in Dec.

Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, slight mistake 5th, reminder after 8th in last, under pressure 10th, soon no impression, last of 5, dist behind Bachasson (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f (1) hvy in Nov.

Any Second Now (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Mid-division early, 10th at 7th, headway straight, one pace from before 2 out, 9th of 20, 29 1/2l behind Flooring Porter (10-6) at Navan 3m hcp sft in Dec.

Mortal (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, some headway on outer after 3 out and 6th next, soon pushed along and no extra entering straight, weakened and eased, 17th of 20, dist behind Dandy Mag (10-13) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.

Brahma Bull (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Settled 4th, mistake and unseated rider 2nd, at Tramore 2m 5f (1) sft in Jan.

Cabaret Queen 16-5 (10-13) Led, 6 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage 4 out, slight mistake next and soon headed, 3rd and no impression between final 2, no extra run-in, 3rd of 5, 28 1/2l behind Agusta Gold (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f (1) hvy in Jan.

Class Conti (FR) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division best, towards rear 5 out, soon no extra and weakened, 18th of 22, dist behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Spyglass Hill (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, 1 length behind in 2nd 4 out, pushed along when mistake next, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Annamix (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hvy in Nov.

Saturnas (FR) 66-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no extra before 3 out, weakened, 17th of 22, dist behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Discordantly (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, 21 1/2l behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Roaring Bull (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Held up, progress 5 out, 6th next, close up 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no extra before last, 10th of 22, 24 3/4l behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Dunvegan (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Mistake 1st, always towards rear, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Coko Beach (FR) 13-8fav (12-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, 3rd and pushed along early straight, left 2nd 2 out, ridden and headway to dispute lead at last, kept on, 3rd and no impression final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Forza Milan (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hvy in Jan.

Run Wild Fred (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Reminder early, bumped with rival and slightly impeded 1st, prominent, slight mistake 7th, disputed 3rd after 9th, pushed along briefly after 12th, closed up 3 out, on terms 2 out, slight mistake last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Longhouse Poet (12-0) at Punchestown 3m 1f hvy in Dec.

Speak Easy 20-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 16th of 22, dist behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Ten Ten (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 2 out, 12th of 22, 30 1/2l behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

Smoking Gun (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Prominent, soon 3rd, 4th after 7th, slight mistake 8th, pushed along 5 out, mistake 4 out and not match leaders, headway again before 2 out, one pace last, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Treacysenniscorthy (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Aforementioned (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, mistake last, 14th of 22, 35l behind Castlebawn West (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Dec.

The Big Dog (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Close up, slightly bumped with rival 1st, slightly slow 4th, slightly impeded 7th, disputed 3rd after 9th, not fluent 10th, on terms 3 out, headed from next, no impression straight in 3rd until kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Longhouse Poet (12-0) at Punchestown 3m 1f hvy in Dec.

Dounikos (FR) 66-1 (11-6) Disputed lead early, slightly slow 2nd, disputed 2nd after 11th, pushed along from 6 out, lost position from before 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp sft in Nov.