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14:50 Gowran Park (IRE)

Tattersalls Ireland Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €12,320
  • 2nd: €3,820
  • 3rd: €1,821
  • 4th: €820
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.60s
  • Off Time: 14:51:00
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap
6/1
  • Form 6-09604
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

prominent, 2nd after 6th, on terms 7th, slight mistake 3 out and headed, no impression before straight, soon no extra

2
Silk - PURPLE, purple & pink check cap
13/2
  • Form 356225
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

soon tracked leaders, 3rd after 6th, no impression approaching last, one pace

3
Silk - Black, grey stars on sleeves, quartered cap
9/4
  • Form 23-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

held up, slight mistake 4th, 8th after 6th, progress but no impression from before 2 out, soon weakened

4
Silk - Orange, brown sash, black & orange check cap
  • Form 2F-0536
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 87

took keen hold, held up in touch, 6th after 6th, under pressure from 9th, soon weakened, eased, tailed off

5
Silk - Maroon, dark blue & maroon striped sleeves, dark blue cap, maroon star
  • Form 454442
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 102

mid-division early, 5th after 6th, closed and mistake 2 out, chased winner from before last and one pace

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, green sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 222226
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 102

led, slight mistakes 1st and 6th, joined 7th, led from 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon no impression

7
Silk - Dark green, white star, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap
  • Form 600P46
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 80

prominent, slight mistake 4th, 4th after 6th, under pressure 9th, not fluent 3 out, no impression from before straight, soon weakened

8
Silk - Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars
10/1
  • Form 36
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, held up, 7th after 6th, closed up quickly to be prominent after 3 out, led before 2 out, asserted from before last, stayed on well

9
Silk - MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

slight mistake 1st, held up, soon in rear, slight mistake 6th and pushed along briefly, slight mistake 8th, pushed along from next, no impression 3 out, jumped left 2 out and weakened

In depth

Verdict

DELAYED ELOQUENCE has now been a beaten favourite in five of her last six starts and has a career record of 0-17. She didn't take to fences last time but her earlier runs give her an obvious chance of finally getting off the mark. Ceide Fields looked as though he needed this sort of trip when fourth at Listowel though he's another long-time maiden. He had Chateauneuf Du Pap just behind that day and the latter, who started favourite, didn't appear suited by heavy ground. Runner-up on that occasion was Cluan Dara, who was producing easily his best form to date and was well backed to do so. He'll need to prove he stays this trip but looks the main threat. Midnight Stroll showed potential in bumpers in the spring and is one to note for the future.

Formwatch

Ceide Fields 3-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along after 2 out, ridden after last, no impression run-in, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Crocodile Dundee (11-10) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Chateauneuf Du Pap 2-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th last, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Crocodile Dundee (11-10) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Midnight Stroll 4-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, 6th from 5f out, closed travelling smoothly before straight, soon 3rd and improved further, chased winner over 1f out, soon no impression and one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Dead Right (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Apr.

Phar Island (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress after 4 out, challenged entering straight, close 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, under pressure and slight mistake last, no extra and kept on one pace run-in, 6th of 22, 10l behind Let's Twist Again (11-6) at Navan 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Cluan Dara (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon disputed, pushed along before last, ridden run-in, held in 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Crocodile Dundee (11-10) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Delayed Eloquence (IRE) 9-4jfav (11-5) Chased leaders and 5th before 5 out, went 4th after 3 out, not fluent next and pushed along, no impression in 5th before last and kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 13, 21l behind Tranquil Magic (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 3f Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Harry Smiles (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, bumped at 1st, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 31 1/4l behind Court Artist (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Alletrix (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Held up, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 7, 30 3/4l behind Crocodile Dundee (11-10) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Le Hachette (IRE) Yeats filly out of Tafseer.