We head in to our second day at Gowran Park with 10 declared runners.
In the first race, the Jack Duggan Memorial 3-Y-O Hurdle, we saddle NOBEL JOSHUA. Fit after running on the flat all summer he makes his hurdling debut today under Jack Kennedy. RECENT REVELATIONS is currently 2nd reserve in this race.
We send two down to post in the Golf Memberships At Gowran Park Maiden Hurdle Both HELL ON EARTH and RUN WILD FRED are making their debut over flights today. Based on their bumper form, Run Wild Fred looks to have the upper hand of our two runners.
We also saddle two runners in the Grade B Kilkenny Racing Festival Handicap Hurdle. MONKSHOOD hasn’t been victorious since November 2017 and today might be a tough ask as well. Liam McKenna has been booked to ride and claims a useful 7lb. ELWOOD is yet to break his duck over hurdles. He finished 2nd on his last appearance and hopefully he can bring the same kind of form to the table today. Jack Kennedy rides.
In the feature race, the PWC Champion Chase (Grade 2), we have 3 representatives. THE STORYTELLER carries top weight under Davy Russell. Last seen finishing 3rd at the Punchestown Festival behind Kemboy, he is a consistent runner in theses graded chases and is fresh back after his summer break. Last years American Grand National winner JURY DUTY (pictured) also makes the line up under Mark Walsh. He finished 2nd in this race just 12 months ago under a higher weight and isn’t one to rule out. Finally, SHATTERED LOVE completes our runners. She was a smart novice chaser and finished 2nd in the Grade 1 John Durkan Memorial Chase last year behind Min. She’s a game honest mare and has the benefit of bottom weight in todays contest. Jack Kennedy rides.
GRAINEYHILL runs in the Paulstown Handicap Chase. He finished 2nd last time out at Perth and could benefit from the step up in trip to 3m1f today. Davy Russell rides.
Our last runner of the day comes in the shape of DALLAS DES PICTONS. He takes on 7 others in the Join Gowran Racing Club Beginners Chase. His best hurdling form has been over a slightly further trip but this could be an ideal start to his chasing career. Jack Kennedy rides.