Review gowran park 1st Jul

Tue 1st Jul 2014, 20:40

Artistic Integrity wins for Lyons and Keane
© Photo Healy Racing

Angel Of Joy proved a class apart in the Go Racing In The South East Maiden at Gowran Park, sparking a double for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane.

Sent straight to the front by Colin Keane, the 11-10 favourite never saw another rival, easily holding the challenge of Muileata by two and three-quarter lengths.

The double was completed when Keane stuck to the rail on board 2-1 favourite Artistic Integrity in the BBQ Evening Wednesday August 13th Handicap, beating Right First by three lengths.

Highland Reel could hardly have been more impressive when landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

The victory gave Aidan O'Brien his seventh straight success in the race and was never in doubt after he hit the front before the home turn.

Despite looking a little green in the closing stages, the 8-15 favourite careered away under Joseph O'Brien to score by 12 lengths from Taqaseem.

The O'Briens were denied a double when Eighteen Summers proved too strong for the Ballydoyle inmate Red Rocks Point in the Sweet Sundays Racing And Dining From 22 Euro Handicap.

Joseph O'Brien was always prominent on Red Rocks Point, but when Wayne Lordan got a clear lead at the home turn, a thrilling battle looked on the cards, and so it proved.

Red Rocks Point tried everything to settle the issue in his favour, but the Eddie Lynam-trained 4-1 chance kept finding more, eventually scoring by a neck.

An enterprising ride from Ross Coakley saw Badger Daly waltz home in the Hens And Stags Silver Package From 19 Euro Apprentice Handicap.

Sent well over 10 lengths clear by the halfway point, the 12-1 chance kept on well up the hill to score by 10 lengths from Gold Falcon.

Wildcat Kitten (5-4) bolted up in the Gowran Park Golf Club Handicap for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen, and could head to Fairyhouse on Wednesday.

THE IRISH TIMES