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Giant's Causeway (USA)
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Date Course Conditions
Change of Trainer Paul John Gilligan to Matthew J Smith
ts2 Tongue Strap
es2 Eye Shield
ec2 Eye Cover
tt2 Tongue Tie
bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run
srMentioned in Stewards Report in Results
bbvBroke Blood Vessel
The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.
Reports in which The Church Gate (IRE) was mentioned
After a double at Fairyhouse on Saturday, which included a winner for Gavin Cromwell, Conor McNamara was on the mark again today for the County Meath handler in the Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts Handicap Hurdle on Tokyo Getaway.
Wed 15th Jan
Course and distance winner Theatre World (as big as 9/1 this morning, 9/2 into 7/2 on course) made all to win the opening Navanracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle under a well-judged ride by Luke Dempsey.
Sun 10th Nov
Rachael Blackmore landed the Ratoath Pharmacy Ladies National Handicap in Fairyhouse on Surf Instructor to give her a double on the card.
Tue 23rd Apr
Donagh Meyler earned praise from trainer Arthur Moore after completing a Limerick double aboard At Your Ease (11/2 into 4/1) in the Greenmount Park Beginners Chase.
Thu 11th Apr
The Church Gate recorded a third win for his enthusiastic Offaly-based Poor Mans Syndicate when taking the Irish Daily Star Christmas Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Fri 28th Dec
The Church Gate ran out a cosy winner of the finale at Fairyhouse this afternoon when claiming the two-and-a-half mile handicap hurdle.
Wed 14th Nov
About You provided Michael Hourigan with his second success of the current campaign, as she took the Summer Party Discount Group Booking Handicap Hurdle.
Tue 05th Jun
Luckyinmilan has proved a grand servant to connections and relished the step up in trip for a gutsy win in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase at Clonmel.
Thu 29th Mar
The two mile five furlong handicap hurdle at Limerick boiled down to three horses and it was The Grey Guy who saw it out best.
Thu 28th Dec
Glenabo Bridge gained reward after a couple of decent efforts in defeat when landing the John Lynch Carpets Handicap Hurdle at Navan.
Sat 09th Dec
The Church Gate appreciated a step up in trip to reward support under Andrew Lynch in the Thurles Handicap Hurdle.
Thu 30th Nov
Dawn Shadow confirmed the promise of her recent Listed second by going one better in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle at ThurlesThu 30th Nov
Without Limites got his career back on track, as he made all in the Casey Brothers Supporting Their Local Racecourse Beginners Chase.
Sun 29th Oct
A Shin Impala kicks off his career over jumps in the opening Johnny McCarthy Memorial Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse today.
Sun 02nd Apr
Prince Charmin' gave favourite-backers a couple of worrying moments but eventually came home in front in the Buy Tickets Online For The 6th April Spin Southwest Student Raceday Hurdle at LimerickSat 18th Mar
"It was the first time we stepped him up to three miles - he has been crying out for it in fairness to the horse and hopefully if he's ok he will win another at this level," said trainer Eamonn O'Connell after his Be My Vinnie gained the day after an exciting conclusion to the 59 Hospitality Packages At Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle.
Sat 18th Mar
JJ Slevin bagged a winner on his return to action at Thurles today when Coole Craft claimed the Killinan Handicap Hurdle.
Thu 09th Mar
Annie Alainn bounced back from a disappointing run at Fairyhouse on Tuesday as she took the Benedicts Nite Club Handicap Hurdle.
Fri 08th Apr
Ice Cool won his second race in as many starts for his new yard of Val O'Brien when following up on his Clonmel win from nine days ago in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown.
Thu 31st Dec
After race at Leopardstown Fri, 28th Dec, 2018 (1st)
It was just a precaution as he got heat exhaustion a couple of times last year. We unsaddled him and got water on him but he’s fine. He’s done it well, and he works like a good horse at home. I’m probably better off giving him time between his races. I don’t know where we will go next. The plan was to go to Fairyhouse and then wait until Christmas, and we’ll make a plan again now.
Matthew J Smith
After race at Thurles Thu, 30th Nov, 2017 (1st)
The distance suited him and Andrew had said to us the last day to step him up to this trip. He had decent bits of form without ever winning and deserved to win one. His owners have been very patient as he has had some niggly problems along the way.
Matthew J Smith