Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 17:10 Centenary Year At Gowran Park 2014 Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.60s
  • Off time: 17:10:46
17:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella For Value (IRE) 7/2
2nd Count Salazar (IRE) 12/1
3rd Rockshandy (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-32122 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 p E Doyle J S McGarvey (5) 126 12/113.00
2 5-21211 WHITE, maroon panel, quartered cap Minella For Value (IRE) 11
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7 11-11 J Nallen D N Russell 126 7/24.50
3 31/407-7 Emerald green, white chevron, orange cap St Devote (FR) 152
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8 11-8 t1 E Griffin B J Geraghty 123 10/111.00
4 421F41 ORANGE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, orange cap Acapulco Gold (IRE) 26
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6 11-6 pt P Nolan R Walsh 121 13/27.50
5 P/8UP-1P DARK GREEN, royal blue seams, white & royal blue quartered cap Another Palm (IRE) 78
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8 11-6 b N Meade D J Condon 121 16/117.00
6 3431-51 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bruff (IRE) 64
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6 11-4 b M F Morris M P Walsh 119 7/24.50
8 5/0-2P23 Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Prosperity Square (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (3) 113 9/110.00
9 37-P013 White, dark blue diamond, dark blue & white hooped cap Rockshandy (IRE) 11
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7 10-12 P Neville Miss M M McElligott (7) 113 12/113.00
10 54-5212 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Leblon (IRE) 29
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7 10-9 p H De Bromhead A E Lynch 110 11/26.50
11 P07-75P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 74
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9 10-6 t O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 107 28/129.00
12 029-332 Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Close Review (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 9-10 t R P Rath N P Madden 97 12/113.00
Non runners
7P29P0/P-Tinakellylad (IRE)911-1M F MorrisD J Casey116

Verdict

Minella For Value has been in superb form and won three times in just over a month. His one defeat came against today's rival Rockshandy on very fast ground at Galway and the winner looks to have the best of the weights for this rematch. Count Salazar is very consistent and lost nothing in defeat when attempting to concede The Book Thief 23lb at Kilbeggan and being beaten a short-head. BRUFF was in very good form at this time a year ago and was having only his second start of the year when scoring comfortably on testing ground at Galway in August. He looks like a progressive chaser and can complete the double, though Leblon is another with chances from her lowly spot in the handicap.