14:55 Gowran Park (IRE) 15 Oct 2018

www.gowranpark.ie Handicap (45-70) (3YO only)

Winner €6,775 - 17 run - Draw Advantage: Low

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
4-07480
iT
Maroon, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots (Mrs Paul Deegan)

Fearaun 13 

b c Arakan - Brosna Time (Danetime)

3 9-13
69
3 9-13
69

33/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Naas (12f, good to soft) 13 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

33/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Naas (12f, good to soft) 13 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

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2 (1)
043385
iT
Pink, light blue seams, light blue sleeves, grey cap (Brendan W Duke & Mrs Linda Rodriguez)

Uluru Park 27 

b f So You Think - I'm Sheikra (Captain Rio)

3 9-12 p1
68
3 9-12 p1
68

16/1, below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, heavy) 27 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

16/1, below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, heavy) 27 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

3 (4)
9-58
iT
Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez)

Centrifolia (GB)  21 

g f Dark Angel - Araqella (Oasis Dream)

3 9-11
67
3 9-11
67

Thrice-raced maiden. Eighth of 18 in maiden (10/1) at Fairyhouse (7f, good to soft) 21 days ago, not clear run. Makes handicap debut. Must improve.

Thrice-raced maiden. Eighth of 18 in maiden (10/1) at Fairyhouse (7f, good to soft) 21 days ago, not clear run. Makes handicap debut. Must improve.

4 (12)
015804
iT
Pink & emerald green quartered, check sleeves & cap (L Mulvany)

Stormy Tale 2 

g f Stormy River - Tell The Tale (Elnadim)

3 9-10 h
66
3 9-10 h
66

Three wins from 12 runs this year. 18/1, creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at Limerick (7.1f, soft) 2 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Three wins from 12 runs this year. 18/1, creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at Limerick (7.1f, soft) 2 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

5 (10)
5-0341
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, pink cap, yellow diamond (Ms Mary A O'Leary)

Case Stated 115 

b g Approve - Marju Lass

3 9-7
63
3 9-7
63

Lightly-raced winner. 5/1, career best when winning 9-runner claimer at Limerick (6.7f, good), having run of race. Off 115 days. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced winner. 5/1, career best when winning 9-runner claimer at Limerick (6.7f, good), having run of race. Off 115 days. Makes handicap debut.

6 (14)
031950
iT
Purple, purple cap, pink star (John M Keogh)

Dragon Girl 12 

ch f Dragon Pulse - Raise Your Spirits (Generous)

3 9-7 h
63
3 9-7 h
63

Winner at Sligo in August. 18/1 and hooded for 1st time, thirteenth of 17 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good) 12 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Winner at Sligo in August. 18/1 and hooded for 1st time, thirteenth of 17 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good) 12 days ago. Others have achieved more.

7 (9)
54-48
iT
Dark blue, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap (Barouche Stud (Ireland) Ltd)

Escallonia 5 

b f Arcano - Mathool (Alhaarth)

3 9-7
63
3 9-7
63

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 10 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good, 4/1) 5 days ago. Not taken lightly.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 10 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good, 4/1) 5 days ago. Not taken lightly.

8 (11)
072705
iT
White, red spots, purple sleeves & cap (Ronnie & Trish Partnership)

Kudbegood 33 

b g Most Improved - Orpens Peach (Orpen)

3 9-7
63
3 9-7
63

Bit below form fifth of 15 in handicap (7/1) at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago, running on. Merits consideration.

Bit below form fifth of 15 in handicap (7/1) at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago, running on. Merits consideration.

9 (15)
53806
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Hasimiyya 44 

ch f Shamardal - Haziyna (Halling)

3 9-5
61
3 9-5
61

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, respectable sixth of 23 in handicap at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Not discounted.

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, respectable sixth of 23 in handicap at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Not discounted.

10 (6)
578-16
iT
Yellow, purple star, yellow cap, purple star (P M Mooney)

Nailed On Nina 33 

b f Tough As Nails - Anne-Lise (Inchinor)

3 9-5
61
3 9-5
61

Lightly-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 8/1, below form sixth of 15 in handicap at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Lightly-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 8/1, below form sixth of 15 in handicap at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

11 (5)
474005
iT
Red, black seams, diabolo on sleeves, black diamond on cap (R P Behan)

Reverberation (GB)  10 

ch g Excelebration - Echo Ridge (Oratorio)

3 9-5
61
3 9-5
61

Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (8f, 10/1) 10 days ago, nearest finish. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (8f, 10/1) 10 days ago, nearest finish. Needs a couple of these to falter.

12 (8)
502380
iT
Light green, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap (Philip Munnelly)

Art Of America (GB)  33 

br g American Post - Marigay's Magic (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 9-4 b1
60
3 9-4 b1
60

Twelfth of 15 in handicap (10/1) at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Twelfth of 15 in handicap (10/1) at Listowel (7f, soft) 33 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

13 (13)
65-85
iT
Black & white hoops, royal blue cap, white star (Lady O'Reilly)

Russian Campaign 16 

b f Declaration Of War - Deep Winter (Pivotal)

3 9-4
60
3 9-4
60

Lightly-raced maiden. Respectable fifth of 16 in handicap at Navan (8f, good, 12/1) 16 days ago. Open to improvement.

Lightly-raced maiden. Respectable fifth of 16 in handicap at Navan (8f, good, 12/1) 16 days ago. Open to improvement.

14 (7)
539
iT
Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds (Annus Mirabilis Syndicate)

Too Precious 16 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Delicate Charm (High Chaparral)

3 9-4 t
60
3 9-4 t
60

Thrice-raced maiden. 3/1, ninth of 18 in maiden at Navan (8f, good) 16 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Makes handicap debut and she's not without hope.

Thrice-raced maiden. 3/1, ninth of 18 in maiden at Navan (8f, good) 16 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Makes handicap debut and she's not without hope.

15 (16)
646842
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Bercasa 12 

ch f Casamento - Berocco

3 9-3
59
3 9-3
59

11/2, very good second of 17 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good) 12 days ago, conceding first run. Shortlist material.

11/2, very good second of 17 in handicap at Cork (8.4f, good) 12 days ago, conceding first run. Shortlist material.

16 (3)
038200
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Fiannaiocht 23 

bay f Vocalised - Fionnuar (Teofilo)

3 9-3 t
59
3 9-3 t
59

12/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 23 days ago. Can make presence felt.

12/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 23 days ago. Can make presence felt.

17
9-0916
iT
Royal blue & emerald green diamonds, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap (J J Leckey)

Definite Doyenne 191 (9J) 

b f Doyen - Salford Princess (Titus Livius)

3 9-2
58
3 9-2
58

Promising individual. 50/1, eighth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at this course (16f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Fair on the Flat, below form on last Flat run. Should have more to offer. RESERVE.

Promising individual. 50/1, eighth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at this course (16f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Fair on the Flat, below form on last Flat run. Should have more to offer. RESERVE.

18
667323
iT
Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap (Mark Gittins)

Villa Maria (GB)  13 

b f Makfi - An Ghalanta (Holy Roman Emperor)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Creditable third of 13 in handicap (4/1) at Ayr (7.2f, good to soft) 13 days ago. RESERVE.

Creditable third of 13 in handicap (4/1) at Ayr (7.2f, good to soft) 13 days ago. RESERVE.

19
79-8
iT
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap (A Oliver)

Born To Frolic 37 

b g Born To Sea - Desert Frolic (Persian Bold)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 15 in maiden at Navan (8f, good) 37 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals. RESERVE.

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 15 in maiden at Navan (8f, good) 37 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals. RESERVE.

Verdict

CASE STATED has been dropped 3lb in the ratings for winning a claimer at Limerick last time out and that gives the unexposed three-year-old a big shout today. Nailed On Nina failed to fire when last seen but she cannot be discounted based on her previous victory. The shortlist for this wide-open event is completed by Escallonia, Stormy Tale and Too Precious.

Verdict

BERCASA has done most of her racing on quicker ground, but she handled testing conditions with aplomb when fourth in a C&D handicap on penultimate start. The Casamento filly is taken to open her account, perhaps at the chief expense of Escallonia, who shaped much better than the bare result at Cork recently. Too Precious is open to improvement now handicapping and is also one for the shortlist.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Heavy 15 Inscribe 9 3 9 13 69 7-55 39 days G M Lyons (102 miles) C Keane 5/2 1:49.56
2016 Soft - Heavy 16 Dont Quit 9 3 8 8 49 542-770 3 days J T Gorman (47 miles) R P Cleary 16/1 1:46.76
2015 Good 16 Nancy Astor 12 3 9 6 62 2-23070 44 days Ross O'Sullivan (47 miles) D M Grant 20/1 1:41.76