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Gowran Park

  • 16:20 Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Beginners Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.40s
  • Off time: 16:20:35
16:20 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Protaras (USA) 14/1
2nd Nearest The Pin (IRE) 9/4
3rd Jetson (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1539P6 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap, red spots Audrelles Lad (IRE) 7
Nag me
9 11-12 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 20/121.00
2 0873-60 Emerald green, purple sleeves, emerald green cap Carpenter (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 J J Lambe R C Colgan 108 33/134.00
3 0/00137- YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 300
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6 11-12 R P Rath R M Moran 33/134.00
4 2-3F474 PURPLE, white Cross of Lorraine, hooped cap Ferris Bueller 37
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6 11-12 t C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 106 28/129.00
5 154125- Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 164
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7 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 4/15.00
6 P001/18 RED, blue sleeves, black cap Keep It Cool (IRE) 76
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8 11-12 t K J Condon E J O'connell 20/121.00
7 1/64-8P0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow & emerald green striped cap Laughing Boy (IRE) 23
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6 11-12 t1 T Cooper B J Cooper 25/126.00
8 33184P- Red, yellow panel, red cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 269
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7 11-12 t G T Lynch B J Geraghty 12/113.00
9 0-23223 Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 25
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7 11-12 H De Bromhead D N Russell 10/111.00
10 3335-42 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20
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8 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 120 10/111.00
11 143834 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap with royal blue hoop Mickelson (IRE) 12
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6 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 12/113.00
12 1450-9F ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 47
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7 11-12 P W Flynn T J Doyle 5/23.50
13 2326-04 Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 44
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7 11-12 t A J Martin R Walsh 132 9/43.25
14 P6-212U MAROON, white chevron, quartered cap The Great Shanghai (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 t P Byrne M W Bowes (5) 25/126.00
15 1174-09 ORANGE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, orange cap Acapulco Gold (IRE) 12
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5 11-11 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 33/134.00
16 1P-7352 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 24
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5 11-11 t N Meade P Carberry 14/115.00
17 0-73396 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Black Rock Lake (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 33/134.00
18 546-549 Light blue, dark blue braces, dark blue armlet, striped cap Thegondolier (IRE) 63
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4 10-13 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 33/134.00
Non runners
19P-8040Cloone Springs (IRE)611-12C F SwanReserve 1
200-F8708Arkmore Vallee (IRE)611-12M McCabeReserve 2
2166-00PFMerrydown Vintage (IRE)511-11D T HughesReserve 3

Verdict

Jetson is a useful hurdler making his debut over fences who is well worth keeping an eye on but this isn't the easiest of starts. Nearest The Pin showed plenty of potential over fences last season and recent runs over hurdles and on the Flat will have put him straight. Lord Ben has jumped well in the main though keeps making the odd mistakes which has proved costly. Mackeys Forge stays further than this and could prefer more give in the ground but Mickelson appeared to find dropping back to 2m1f at Ballinrobe in his favour last time so should get into the mix. PROTARAS was beaten by a 50/1 chance on his chasing debut at Galway but jumped really well and looked the winner until his stamina gave out. He'll know much more here and with the shorter trip in his favour is taken to gain his first success over fences.