Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 15:10 Bennettsbridge Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.40s
  • Off time: 15:10:49
15:10 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cavite Beta (IRE) 6/1
2nd Slew Charm (FR) 50/1
3rd Some Present (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-24151 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 M Phelan D N Russell 5/16.00
2 117/615- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Cavite Beta (IRE) 245
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 122 6/17.00
3 570697 Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap Rockazar 8
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 Mrs D Foster Mr A T Duff (3) 101 40/141.00
4 9P4/53P- Pink, large purple spots, purple spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 272
Nag me
9 11-12 t Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan (7) 110 50/151.00
5 226385/ ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Some Present (IRE) 525
Nag me
8 11-12 T Mullins P Townend 136 3/14.00
6 54-347P EMERALD GREEN, yellow spots, check sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Total Excitement (IRE) 64
Nag me
9 11-12 p T Cooper B J Cooper 121 9/25.50
7 231-402 ORANGE & BLACK DIAMONDS, black sleeves, orange & white striped cap Benefique (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 11-7 D M Fogarty B Hayes (7) 107 7/18.00
8 01-021P RED, white Cross of Lorraine, white & orange hooped cap Rheinland (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 A Leahy R Walsh 109 6/17.00
9 00-2194 MAUVE The Last Don (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 11-5 M Halford R M Power 10/111.00

Verdict

A chance is taken with THE LAST DON, five times a winner on the level and receiving all the allowances on his hurdling debut. Some Present's last five runs in the 2009/10 season were in Grade 1 contests and he's obviously much better class than these rivals but an absence since last April suggests he might just need this. Rheinland was amiss when pulling up at Ballinrobe and is much better than she showed that day while Total Excitement was always struggling in the Galway Hurdle and this is more his class. Alhellal, Cavite Beta and Benefique are all progressive and capable of big runs in an interesting event.