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Gowran Park


It could be worth taking a chance on Gegenpressing here who drops back in trip. This son of The Gurkha finished a good second here back in June off only 4lb lower and he looks to have a good each-way chance once more here. He followed that run up with a good win over the extended 6f at Limerick, giving away weight. He was a bit free over a mile at the Curragh last time and just didn’t get home. He should get a decent gallop here which will play to his strengths.

Fly Girl

Jessica Harrington’s 3yo comes out best at the weights of those with a rating here and she’s fancied to build on her second at Leopardstown next time out. That was her best performance for some time after a frankly disappointing season. The first-time cheekpieces seem to bring out some improvement and they stay on for this contest. Back up to a mile this could turn out to be her best trip. Shimla Rolann, who makes her second start for a new stable, is interesting with Seamie Heffernan booked to ride.


This 9yo is now 11lb lower than when winning at Galway back in July 2020 and he could get back to winning ways here. Denis Hogan’s charge has won over this course and distance before and heads here after a good fourth at Bellewstown. He came from right out the back of the field to rally home from 2f out and on that evidence looks as though he’s got his taste for racing back. If building on that performance, he should be able to go close. Daniel King is back on board claiming 7lb.

Court Of Appeal

Connections could have a bit of fun with this one over the next couple of seasons. After missing the entirety of the 2020 campaign, Court Of Appeal took a couple of runs to get back into things before finishing third in a competitive affair at Dundalk before scoring over 9f at Leopardstown on his next start. He was a little unlucky at Navan where he had to wait for his run but by that time the bird had flown. Dropped a couple of pounds for that run, 69 looks like a workable mark for this 4yo who remains unexposed.

About Gowran Park Racecourse

A dual purpose track that has seen its fair share of big names claim the feature races over the years. The Thyestes Chase has gone to the likes of Grand National winners Hedgehunter and Numbersixvalvederde, as well as greats such as Arkle and Flyingbolt.

An undulating track, Gowran can provide a real test of a horse, especially with the uphill three furlong home straight.

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