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Gowran Park

Sat, 16th Feb, 2013

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Shantou at Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle of £10,500.00 4-y-o

2m. 1st - £7,245.00 2nd - £1,785.00 3rd - £840.00 4th - £525.00 9 Declared Heavy Overcast


Formscan By Alan Magee - Djakadam stayed on well when runner-up on his sole outing over hurdles in France last spring and was backed as if defeat was out of the equation when reappearing at Thurles last month for present connections. He looked set to score, but was far from impressive in doing so, until stumbling after the final hurdle and unseating Ruby Walsh. The opposition was very modest on that occasion and, with more on his plate here and the likelihood that he’ll again go off at cramped odds, the search for some each-way value against the favourite is a preferred option. Ibsen has twice beaten WELSH NAYBER in Leopardstown maidens but there are grounds for believing Brendan Duke’s charge can come out on top this time. The selection was the only one to put it up to the Mullins-trained Fatcatinthehat last month but he ultimately paid for that challenge, weakening in the closing stages and just losing out on second spot. Mannheim is another interesting contender having been placed on all three juvenile outings in good maiden company for Aidan O’Brien, while Courage was a useful maiden on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute last year.

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A hurdle race for four yrs old only, maidens at starting
Weights - A hurdle race for four yrs old only, maidens at starting
Allowances - 11st 7lb; Fillies allowed 7lb

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90-7House Limit br g 11-7

Red Clubs-Fritillary

(1)(Mrs Kathleen Kavanagh)

J Larkin

R C Colgan

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323/Mannheim b g 11-7


(1)(Mrs Ronald O'Leary)

Ronald O'Leary

D J Casey

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84-3Welsh Nayber ch g 11-7


(1)(Mark McDonagh)

Brendan W Duke

D Crosse

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340-Ancelotti ch g 11-7

Modigliani-Dazilyn Lady

(1)(Kilcock Racing Won Syndicate)

Michael G Cleary

M P Butler(3)

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uDjakadam b g 11-7

Saint Des Saints-Rainbow Crest

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

P Townend

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0-80Coolsami b g 11-7

One Cool Cat-Spinaimanwin

(1)(Two Plus Two Syndicate)

Eoin Doyle

J R Barry

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262-Courage b g 11-7

Invincible Spirit-Mamonta

(1)(Relicpride Partnership)

C F Swan

D N Russell

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96-Vaxalco gr g 11-7

Dom Alco-Galaxie

(1)(Dr R Lambe)

J H Culloty

B J Cooper

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12-2Ibsen b g 11-7


(1)(Home And Away Partnership)

Gordon Elliott

D E Splaine(5)

Probable SP 4/6 Djakadam, 5/1 Welsh Nayber, 6/1 Ibsen, Courage, 8/1 Mannheim, 14/1 Vaxalco, 25/1 Coolsami, Ancelotti, 33/1 House Limit.

Previous Years
2012 Ballynacree 4 11-0 J S McGarvey 40/1 (C Roche)
2011 Rigidity 4 11-7 Andrew J McNamara 4/1Fav (E J O'Grady)
2010 Capellanus 4 11-7 Andrew J McNamara 2/1Fav (E J O'Grady)
2009 Art Sleuth 4 11-7 P Townend 4/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2008 Western Point 4 11-7 T J Doyle 9/2 (J H Culloty)
2007 Duty 4 11-7 D N Russell 9/2 (K F O'Brien)
2006 Yameell 4 11-7 D N Russell 9/4Fav (David Marnane)
2005 Skyhawk 4 10-13 D F O'Regan 7/1 (Henry De Bromhead)
2004 Randwick Roar 5 10-11 K T Coleman 7/1 (P M J Doyle)
2003 Dromlease Express 5 10-13 A P Lane 3/1 (C Byrnes)
2002 Star Clipper 5 11-6 P Carberry 4/5Fav (Noel Meade)
2001 Wild Romance 6 11-11 Mr T P Hyde 9/10Fav (Anthony Mullins)
2000 Micko's Dream 8 11-12 J F Titley 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)
1999 Bob Treacy 10 11-9 R Walsh 4/7Fav (M W Hickey)