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14:35 Gowran Park (IRE)

Thomastown Maiden Hurdle

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €699
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 2.80s
  • Off Time: 14:36:07
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

close up, wandered around at early hurdles, led from next, pressed and stayed on well from before last

2
Silk - Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap
  • Form F
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

chased leaders, 7th approaching 3 out, no impression from before straight

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star
  • Form 32533
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 108

chased leaders, no impression under pressure in 4th approaching last, kept on same pace

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap
  • Form 06
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight

5
Silk - BROWN, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star
11/1
  • Form 8-64
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 104

chased leaders, closer in 4th before straight, no impression under pressure in 5th and kept on same pace approaching last

6
Silk - WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap

Gretzky

8 t
50/1
  • Form 07
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

towards rear for most, never a factor

7
Silk - PINK, maroon star, striped cap

Pedantic

34 C
25/1
  • Form 89
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

towards rear early, no impression and kept on from 4 out

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES
  • Form 085410
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

tracked leaders, wandered about at last 2, challenged under pressure in 2nd approaching last, kept on without matching winner run-in

9
Silk - GREY & YELLOW HOOPS, striped sleeves, yellow cap, grey star
  • Form 108230
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

mid-division, went moderate 6th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace

10
Silk - RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap
10/1
  • Form 4334-27
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 102

led, pecked 2nd, headed from next, remained close up until weakened from before straight

11
Silk - Dark blue & mauve diabolo, dark blue sleeves, mauve diamonds on cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

mid-division best, behind when pulled up before 2 out

12
Silk - RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, white star on cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

mid-division, 12th early, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out

13
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, light green cap
  • Form 90
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

towards rear, slow jump 4th and reminders, soon no danger

14
Silk - Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form F
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

always prominent, 3rd and switched to inner before last, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace

15
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots
100/1
  • Form 090-000-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

prominent, slipped badly on landing 2nd, soon dropped towards rear and not a factor after

16
Silk - PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap
  • Form 5P884
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no extra

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

There's plenty of decent hurdling form on view here but those who watched ABSOLUTLYFANTASTIC make a winning bumper debut at Killarney in July won't want to miss this hugely expensive gelding on his debut over timber. Boxer Beat, placed in a handicap at Listowel, has since had a run on heavy ground at the Curragh but the biggest threat is likely to come from Landenstown Lady, who would have made a winning start over hurdles at Down Royal but for falling at the last. Formal Bid has been in very good form on the Flat this summer but Akatara has stronger hurdling form having been placed three times in decent maidens.

Formwatch

Absolutlyfantastic 10-3 (11-2) Always prominent off slow gallop, travelling well early straight, pushed along over 2f out, challenged and led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in Jul beating Dr Tommy (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.

Ancient Days (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Sun Disc (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Aug, 15 ran.

Boxer Beat (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders on inner, not fluent, 5th halfway, 4th 2 out, under pressure in 3rd last, kept on one pace but no chance with winner run-in, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Much Acclaimed (10-10) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl sft.

Deauville Post (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, went moderate 8th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 32l behind Morning Ireland (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.

Formal Bid (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Sun Disc (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.

Gretzky 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 16, 20l behind Steps To Freedom (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd.

Pedantic 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some headway approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 9th of 19, 31l behind Laganbank (11-12) at Galway 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug.

Scots Gaelic (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd early straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 13, 12l behind Navy List (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol (flat).

Still Point (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 13th of 21, 8l behind Castle Bar Sling (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Aug (flat).

Akatara (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Soon disputed lead, headed before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 14l behind Scottish Boogie (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gs in May.

Alex The Brave (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 4f out, swished tail closing stages, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Sword Of Honour (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gs in Aug.

Ginger Dolly (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden in 6th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 24l behind Murphys Friend (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd.

Golan Princess (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 22nd of 24, well behind The Grey Express (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.

Landenstown Lady 11-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead before 2 out, soon challenged, ridden to assert approaching last and 2-length advantage when fell, in a race won by Miss Nomer (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug, 11 ran.

Lukes Desire (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders early, weakened from halfway, last of 14, 14l behind White Daffodil (8-10) at Cork 6f app hcp 3yo gd in Oct (flat).

Miss Mexico (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Settled behind leaders in 3rd/4th, struggling from 3f out, wide and no impression straight, last of 4, 32l behind Saint Gervais (12-0) at Listowel 2m N H flat.