Today's racecards

Gowran Park

  • 17:20 Ballyhane Handicap Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.50s
  • Off time: 17:23:07
17:20 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mahrajaan (USA) 16/1
2nd King High (IRE) 14/1
3rd Clarkey (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-12366 RED, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark green cap Idarah (USA) 7
Nag me
8 12-0 Paul Cashman B Hayes (7) 134 11/26.50
2 83PS85 BLACK, orange & black quartered cap Got Attitude (IRE) 4
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-6 pt Mrs J Harrington R M Power 126 5/16.00
3 5P2549 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white star King High (IRE) 36
Nag me
7 11-4 pt E Doyle J R Barry 124 14/115.00
4 2/1P7F7 RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap Darenjan (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 b1 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 123 7/18.00
5 P08971 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Clarkey (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 b C Roche A P Crowe 120 12/113.00
6 1PB7-6P WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Penny's Bill (IRE) 148
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 t Miss E Doyle S W Flanagan 120 16/117.00
7 07-3276 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Predateur (FR) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-13 t J J Lambe E J O'connell (3) 119 12/113.00
8 F00-263 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 51
Nag me
8 10-12 R P Burns T J Doyle 118 16/117.00
9 4465P3 EMERALD  GREEN, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, orange cap Banna Man (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-10 T J O'Mara B J Geraghty 116 8/19.00
11 PPP/1 Maroon, white hoop, white chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap Venture Lazarus (IRE) 61
Nag me
6 10-7 John F Phelan D E Splaine (7) 113 10/111.00
12 233222 PURPLE, pink seams, striped cap Francis Du Mesnil (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 t A L T Moore P Townend 112 10/34.33
Non runners
1031-1747Big Dano (IRE)610-7P T FlavinD J Bates113

Verdict

Francis Du Mesnil hasn't won for two years but is so consistent that he continues to climb the ratings. CLARKEY holds Idarah on their run at Listowel a year ago and returned to form in no uncertain terms on the same track a couple of weeks ago. Some rain would aid his cause but he's in good enough form for this and holds Banna Man on that last run. Venture Lazarus pulled up in three point-to-points but provided a real shock when landing a beginners' chase at the Galway Festival and is something of an unknown quantity here. King High has the form for this at his best but is better over further.