Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 14:35 Carlow I.T. Students Day At Gowran Park December 13th Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:50
14:35 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 11/10
2nd Call The Police (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111/13-1 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 145 11/102.10
2 P1234-F ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 200
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 W P Mullins P Townend 148 6/42.50
3 177/413- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Colbert Station (IRE) 265
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-6 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 132 20/121.00
4 8/231F-3 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 200
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-6 T J Taaffe A E Lynch 135 7/18.00
5 609P-S1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Tillahow (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-0 M F Morris D N Russell 14/115.00
6 121224 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 10-12 J W Nicholson M A Enright (5) 20/121.00

Verdict

Some promising types here but all eyes will be on CALL THE POLICE. Willie Mullins' charge, who won the beginners chase on this card last year, was beaten narrowly in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown before finishing third in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He was cantering along in front when coming to grief at the last in a Grade A handicap at Punchestown in May and should make a winning return. Hidden Cyclone is a worthy opponent though has to concede weight by virtue of his Grade 3 victory at Naas last month. A high-class novice hurdler, he's taken really well to fences and his close second to Sir Des Champs at Leopardstown suggests he won't go down without a fight. Ninetieth Minute was a very good staying hurdler who has been doing well over fences though like the remaining trio he'll need to improve to see off the two principals.