Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 13:55 Powerstown Stud E.B.F. Maiden1m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.65s
  • Off time: 13:56:52
13:55 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mandatario 13/2
2nd Kerkeni (IRE) 5/1
3rd Abushamah (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 4 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Abushamah (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 7/24.50
2 (9) YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Barmy Brussels (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 T Collins P J Smullen 16/117.00
3 (13) Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Belisarius (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 12/113.00
4 (2) 4 BLACK, white chevron, white & black halved sleeves, black & white hooped cap Bootsandbars (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-5 Peter Fahey W J Lee 16/117.00
6 (5) Dark blue, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue diamond Expensive Taste (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver G F Carroll 33/134.00
7 (3) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap John Constable (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/42.25
8 (10) 35 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kerkeni (IRE) 64
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 5/16.00
9 (16) Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Killary Harbour
Nag me
2 9-5 T Collins Megan Carberry (7) 50/151.00
10 (14) Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Mandatario
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 13/27.50
11 (1) 99 Emerald green, red chevron, red cap, emerald green diamond Panama Hat 8
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver F M Berry 40/141.00
12 (11) 9 Orange, royal blue cross of lorraine, orange cap Primogeniture (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 33/134.00
13 (6) 05 Green, Red Epaulets, red cap Verawal (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 25/126.00
15 (15) 59 PURPLE, light blue diamond & sleeves, light blue diamond on cap Empress Toorah (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-0 Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 50/151.00
16 (4) 6 Black, yellow seams, yellow stars on sleeves, quartered cap Firoda Belle (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-0 P J F Murphy C T Keane (5) 33/134.00
17 0 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Keep On Walking (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver W M Lordan 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (12)Cheeky Chappie (IRE)29-5D WachmanW M Lordan
14 (7)Dancing Soprano (IRE)29-0S G O'DonnellR P Whelan
188Zarib (IRE)29-5M HalfordReserve 2

Verdict

Jim Bolger won this a year ago with the excellent Trading Leather, though he already had racecourse experience unlike Mandatario, who cost 120,000gns as a foal. Abushamah made a very encouraging debut behind Agena at Leopardstown and Kerkeni has run well in what looked strong maidens at the Curragh. Bootsandbars ran well for a 33/1 chance at Roscommon but Aidan O'Brien, who won this with Jan Vermeer in 2009, can strike again with JOHN CONSTABLE, a full-brother to St Leger winner Leading Light and closely related to numerous winners. Cheeky Chappie is another newcomer to keep an eye on.