Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 14:35 Shantou At Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.30s
  • Off time: 14:35:23
14:35 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Djakadam (FR) 4/7
2nd Ibsen (IRE) 4/1
3rd Welsh Nayber 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 White, red triple diamond, white sleeves, black & orange quartered cap Ancelotti (IRE) 234
Nag me
4 11-7 G J Power M P Butler (3) 33/134.00
2 80 Dark blue, white seams, striped cap Coolsami (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 11-7 E Doyle J R Barry 40/141.00
3 WHITE, royal blue spots Courage (IRE) 127
Nag me
4 11-7 C Byrnes D N Russell 9/110.00
4 2-U PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Djakadam (FR) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 4/71.57
5 07 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap House Limit (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 11-7 J Larkin R C Colgan 50/151.00
6 22 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Ibsen (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-7 J J Murphy D E Splaine (5) 4/15.00
7 BROWN, orange epaulettes & sleeves, brown cap, orange star Mannheim (IRE) 555
Nag me
4 11-7 R O'Leary D J Casey 20/121.00
8 96 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Vaxalco (FR) 97
Nag me
4 11-7 J H Culloty B J Cooper 16/117.00
9 43 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Welsh Nayber 21
Nag me
4 11-7 B W Duke D Crosse 5/16.00

Verdict

Djakadam started long odds-on for a moderate Thurles maiden last month when making his debut for Willie Mullins but was making heavy weather of it before unshipping Ruby Walsh at the last. He would have won but for that mishap and should have improved for the run but he'll be a short price again and IBSEN has the stronger form. He completed a hat-trick on the Flat last summer and has come up against two useful performers over hurdles at Leopardstown so looks the value against the likely favourite. Welsh Nayber was just behind the selection in both those races at Leopardstown so there's no reason why he shouldn't get into the mix while the former Aidan O'Brien-trained Mannheim and ex-Sir Michael Stoute inmate Courage make this an interesting opener.