Review Gowran Park 13th Dec

Thu 13th Dec 2012, 16:00

Treat Yourself (nearside) battles it out with Call Rog at Gowran

Umpact made a very bright start to life over timber in the Race That Stops A County - Jan 24th Thyestes 2013 Maiden Hurdle.

Tony Martin's French recruit was never far off the pace set by Goodoldhonkytonk and cruised up to join market rival Upazo as they turned into the straight.

Davy Russell didn't have to get serious asp>Umpact strode clear after the last and the pair had five and a half lengths in hand at the line.

Russell doubled up on 9-4 favourite Treat Yourself for Arthur Moore in the Scraggs Alley Carlow Novice Handicap Hurdle.

The five-year-old was defying an 11lb hike for winning over the same course and distance last month and he ultimately did it with two lengths to spare after Call Rog made a hash of the last.

Mozoltov (1-4 favourite) enjoyed an easy introduction to jumping with a 24-length romp in the Students Day At Gowran Park 2013 - Tuesday April 9th Maiden Hurdle.

Willie Mullins' charge was sent to the front with a circuit to travel and coasted home under the trainer's son, Patrick, from Marjesjoh, with Clara Bel La back in third.

Experience came to the fore in the opening Gowran Park Golf Membership From 749 Euros 3-Y-O Hurdle as South South West (4-1) successfully conceded weight all round.

Pat Flynn's Clonmel maiden scorer was third to Our Conor in a Fairyhouse Grade 3 last time and was given a positive ride by Andrew McNamara.

He took over coming to the second last and stayed on stoutly to beat Pacelli Road by three lengths.

Sherika (13-8 favourite) justified strong market support to win the Gowran Park Thanks All Its Customers In 2012 Mares Handicap Hurdle, while Dante Anna sprang a 33-1 surprise in the Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Maiden Hurdle.

Willie McCreery landed the concluding Blue Moose After Racing Flat Race with debutant Kick On Boss (25-1).

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.