2m. 15 Declared.
Golf At Gowran Park H'cap H'dle of €10,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €6,000.00 2nd - €2,000.00 3rd - €1,000.00 4th - €500.00 5th - €300.00 6th - €200.00
FormscanBy Donal Murphy - CHEMDAWG is the suggestion in this wide-open affair. The four-year-old ran her best race to date at Bellewstown last month, coming from off the pace to fill the runner-up spot. That was just her second try in handicap company and the Australia chestnut is open to further improvement. After going down by just a head on his penultimate outing, Be My Hero is given second preference. Since a beaten favourite in a slightly stronger contest at Navan, it'll come as a surprise if he is not involved towards the business end. We'llgowats (first time tongue-strap) was a good third when last seen at Punchestown in February and had three subsequent winners in behind. Successful at Cork in July of last year, the Liam O'Brien-trained eight-year-old should be able to make her presence felt. A runner-up at Tramore on her penultimate start, Mullins Cross looks a leading contender with Shane Fenelon claiming a valuable 7lb, while Gaelic Des Chasty, Master Breffni and three-time winner Romella (first time cheekpieces) are others for the shortlist.
An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards rated 80-95Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 7lb extra for each hurdle race won.