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Gowran Park

  • 16:30 Support Kilkenny G.A.A. Raceday On 23rd March At Gowran Park Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 29.10s
  • Off time: 16:30:29
16:30 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Novarov (GER) 8/1
2nd Castle Wings (IRE) 6/1
3rd Ballyadam Approach (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6213P7 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 20/121.00
2 242-341 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Are Ya Right Chief (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-12 W P Mullins D J Casey 9/25.50
3 737-218 Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Approach (IRE) 279
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 T O'Brien M A Enright (3) 12/113.00
4 2U3334 Yellow, black hollow box, hooped sleeves, striped cap Castle Wings (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-12 J J Mangan P F Mangan 119 6/17.00
5 90/P50-3 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, emerald green cap Dosco's Dream (IRE) 108
Nag me
10 11-12 bt James Wilkinson S J Hassett (3) 33/134.00
6 66-UUF2 GREY,dark blue chevron & cap Leading The Life (IRE) 9
Nag me
10 11-12 Ms E Broderick Mr B M Linehan (7) 25/126.00
7 8PF/1P PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap Major Mongo (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-12 S Ryan R M Moran 25/126.00
8 11-3568 WHITE, maroon panel, quartered cap Minella For Value (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 J Nallen J R Barry 20/121.00
9 2-10804 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Novarov (GER) 34
Nag me
7 11-12 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 8/19.00
10 0U00 YELLOW, purple stars, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Ournativecity (IRE) 30
Nag me
8 11-12 J Morrissey E Mullins 66/167.00
11 3/215-22 BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap Page Turner (IRE) 30
Nag me
8 11-12 b J J Walsh F A McCurtin (7) 11/26.50
12 154696 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-12 E Doyle M P Butler (3) 14/115.00
13 2-82P2U YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, white sleeves, red cap Toon River (IRE) 44
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 Miss M L Hallahan D J Condon 123 4/15.00
14 60-5057 Light blue & royal blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, check cap Kizzy O (IRE) 9
Nag me
10 11-5 P T Flavin D J Bates (3) 33/134.00
15 4135F6 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN HOOPS, light green sleeves, quartered cap Key Account (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 11-3 L Byrne J L Cullen 25/126.00
16 127140 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 11-3 E Bolger A P Heskin 9/25.50

Verdict

ARE YA RIGHT CHIEF has been called plenty of names in the past, most of them justified, but Ruby Walsh produced a masterclass to get him home in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last month and jumping fences may be the making of him. He faces a stiff test on his chasing bow but is given the vote over Page Turner. A maiden hurdle winner at Limerick, he's produced two very decent performances over fences and testing conditions will be in his favour. Castle Wings has more experience than most and has run in handicaps on his two latest starts so should be thereabouts but Toon River was very weary when falling in the Thyestes Chase here in January, though an earlier effort behind Cheltenham hope Aupcharlie suggests he'll be in the mix.