Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 13:00 Follow Gowran Park On Facebook Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.00s
  • Off time: 13:03:47
13:00 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Reine Angevine (FR) Evs
2nd Blacklough (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 W J Austin A D Leigh 4/15.00
2 1D-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rogue Angel (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 M F Morris D N Russell 13/82.62
3 367765 RED, white star & chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white stars Apache Gold (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-2 P Breen J R Barry 66/167.00
4 52800-0 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Bad Cigar (IRE) 26
Nag me
4 11-2 F Costello E F Power 95 50/151.00
5 0 PURPLE, black braces, striped sleeves & cap Fiveinthemorn (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 11-2 J Nash D J Casey 66/167.00
7 3131 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Reine Angevine (FR) 50
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-2 W P Mullins P Townend Evs2.00
8 90 EMERALD GREEN, white star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Cheap As Chips (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 10-9 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
6Paddy Wicklow (IRE)411-2P J RothwellB T O'Connell

Verdict

REINE ANGEVINE was odds-on for her first three starts but won just one, a bumper at Killarney in August. She looked an improved performer when beating a big field over the C&D last month and with her allowance coming into play may have too much basic speed for Rogue Angel. Mouse Morris' point-to-point winner is a chaser in the making and didn't impress everyone at Galway last time though he'll love the heavy ground. Blacklough has battled on to land a Killarney bumper and a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse and those qualities should stand him in good stead in these testing conditions. The remainder will all need to find improvement to get involved.