Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 16:40 PWC Champion Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €25,350 2nd €7,410 3rd €3,510 4th €1,170
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:25
16:40 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Europe (IRE) 4/5
2nd Baily Green (IRE) 8/1
3rd Rubi Light (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 336145- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Quito De La Roque (FR) 164
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 p C A Murphy D N Russell 159 8/19.00
2 54/3237- LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 164
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 R Hennessy B J Geraghty 158 4/15.00
3 111122- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 165
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 169 4/51.80
4 1232P4- Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 163
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 t M F Morris D J Casey 154 8/19.00
5 111211- Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Roi Du Mee (FR) 188
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 t G Elliott D J Condon 157 6/17.00
6 524614- PINK & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, dark blue sleeves, pink & light blue quartered cap Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 164
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 pt J O Clifford B R Dalton 132 66/167.00
7 23-1848 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Laganbank (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 138 25/126.00
8 351204 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 15
Nag me
9 11-3 C F Swan J L Cullen 144 33/134.00

Verdict

SIZING EUROPE has won this for the past two years on his way to better things and though he's getting near the veteran stage he shows no sign of slowing down. He had Rubi Light a couple of lengths behind in Leopardstown's Grade 1 Dial-A-Bet Chase in December and the latter looks the main threat along with Quito De La Roque, who beat the selection in the jnwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal two years ago though that was over 3m, which is his best trip. Roi Du Mee was beaten over six lengths by Quito De La Roque over this trip at Thurles in January and will need to improve while Baily Green will probably find at least one too good again.