13:50 Gowran Park

Thursday 23 January 2020

All12:4513:2013:5014:2515:0015:3516:10

John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2)

Class 1  |   3m  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 6m 8.6s
Weighed In
1st
2
1/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 3rd travelling well before 3 out, led after 3 out, went well clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, very easily, impressive op 8/11
2nd
21
5
911-3
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Held up in touch in rear, closer in 4th 4 out, headway into 2nd and ridden entering straight, no impression on winner 2 out, kept on one pace, not trouble winner op 10/1
3rd
17
4
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Tracked leader in 2nd, not fluent at 2nd, slight mistake and ridden 10th, disputed lead before 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, moderate 3rd 2 out, no impression on leaders tchd 33/1
4th
7
3
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up in touch in rear, last at 7th, stumbled on bend before next, slight mistake 8th, in touch in last 3 out, no impression in moderate 4th 2 out, kept on one pace op 25/1
5th
13
7
100/1
T: Martin HassettJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, pushed along at 5th, 5th and slight mistake 7th, soon no impression

Also Ran

PU
1
11/8
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Led, mistake 5th, joined before 3 out, soon ridden, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out op 15/8

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Non-Runners

6
Gardens of Babylon25
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 5
T: J P O'Brien  J: M P Walsh
Betting

Forecast

Benie Des Dieux (1/1), Apple's Jade (11/8), Penhill (8/1), Gardens of Babylon (12/1), Death Duty (20/1), Killultagh Vic (25/1), Mary Frances (100/1)

Verdict
Grade 1 winner BENIE DES DIEUX should have too much for her rivals and can take this race on route to Cheltenham She was an unlucky loser at the Festival last season and victory would have seen her start this race looking for an incredible six Grade 1 wins on the bounce. Apple's Jade looks to be her only serious rival and she threw down a gauntlet with an impressive victory in a Grade 1 event at Leopardstown in December. A repeat of that effort should see her giving the selection most to do. Penhill has not been at his very best of late but may be coming slowly to hand once again. He has plenty of talent and should go close but only if running up to his very best.
  1. Benie Des Dieux
  2. Apple's Jade
  3. Penhill

Previous Winners

2019
Presenting Percy
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-8  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: P G Kelly
9/4
Prize Money
1st: €27,000.002nd: €9,000.003rd: €4,501.004th: €2,250.005th: €1,350.006th: €900.00

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