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Gowran Park

  • 19:00 McEnery Cup Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.83s
  • Off time: 19:02:06
19:00 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Timiyan (USA) 7/2
2nd Ebadani (IRE) 5/1
3rd Stocktons Wing (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 230/200 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Lucky Bridle 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 h W P Mullins D J Casey 97 16/117.00
2 (6) 16-0404 Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Cardinal Palace (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 h J J Murphy C R King (3) 96 20/121.00
3 (4) 0-16426 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 b A P O'Brien D O'Brien (10) 92 13/27.50
4 (5) 4/15- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Alpinist 486
Nag me
4 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 86 9/110.00
5 (3) 13/80-24 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Stocktons Wing (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 8-12 C O'Brien F M Berry 83 5/16.00
6 (8) 5491 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Timiyan (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 v D K Weld P J Smullen 93 7/24.50
7 (1) 222421 Royal blue, yellow star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Ebadani (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 8-6 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 77 5/16.00
8 (2) 65-5313 Orange, royal blue cross of lorraine, orange cap Primogeniture (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-4 b1 J M Oxx S Corby (7) 85 3/14.00

Verdict

Jim Bolger has a tremendous record in this having won it five times in recent years so the fact that Alpinist hasn't run since finishing tailed off in a Group 3 at Leopardstown last April shouldn't be held against him. However, he's likely to find TIMIYAN very difficult to beat after his victory at Galway despite being hit with an astonishing 16lb rise in the weights. Dermot Weld's charge had been racing over much shorter trips in maiden and really came into his own over this distance at the Festival so can defy the extra and score again. Primogeniture started favourite that day after scoring at Fairyhouse but had no answer though is massively better off at the weights. Stocktons Wing will enjoy the conditions but is better over further while Ebadani finally lost his maiden tag in very easy fashion at Killarney where he started long odds-on in what was a very poor contest.