News 2017-08-15T17:00:19+00:00
GORDON ELLIOTT

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Wednesday 16th August

Just the one runner today for us at Gowran Park;

SMILING ELIZA contests the 7f Nursery of just 6 runners, she has been steadily improving with every run and we hope the small field will suit today. Leigh Roche rides.

Tuesday 15th August

No runners today – work at the yard is ongoing for the addition of 12 new wooden stables and 5 new breeze block stables that will be finished and ready for use by the end of the month, the rain wasn’t helping matters yesterday but the builders are pushing on! These stables are just some of our most recent additions to the yard including a new feed room, racing tack room and a second tack room. Building works on our new office are due to start in the coming weeks!

Monday 14th August

4 runners at Ballinrobe this evening;

WALKABOUT (pictured) is up first in this valuable Handicap Hurdle of just 5 runners, he will need to improve on his recent form however he won this race last year under Jack Kennedy. Davy Russell takes the reins for this years renewal.

MASTERSON is next in the 2m5 Maiden Hurdle on his second start for the yard, we expect him to have come on for his yard debut and he’s in great shape at home. Davy Russell rides.

STEAMBOAT QUAY contests the next, a 2m5 Handicap Hurdle under Conor Brasil’s 5lb claim. He won well at Bellewstown last month and looks to have a super chance again here today.

YOUGHALL BY THE SEA makes his yard debut in the final race, the son of Milan is in great form at home, benefits from prior experience and has one of the best in Jamie Codd on board.

Friday 11th August

Just the 2 runners at Tipperary today;

MONKEYLOU contests the Coolmore Ivawood Stakes, he was very impressive on his debut at Listowel and heads here in fantastic form to face 9 runners in this 7f event. Declan McDonogh rides.

IBSEN takes on the Ladies Handicap with our own Lisa O’Neill in the saddle, making his return after more than a year off the track.

Thursday 10th August

We have 8 runners in Sligo today:

MUNSTEAD PRIDE return to action after a break, he has done well and seems in good form, Keith Donoghue rides.

THE GAME CHANGER makes a quick return after his effort in the “Galway Hurdle” last week and he has Bryan Cooper on board.

We have 2 runners in the 2m Handicap Hurdle, BROUGHTONS STAR who could do with a change of luck has Davy Russell in the saddle and MISTAMEL who will have to step up his game today, he has the assistance of Keith Donoghue.

POLYMATH lines up in the 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle and it looks like a suitable race for him to finally break his duck, Chris Meehan rides.

SHADOW CATCHER reverts back over hurdles today and he can be one that often springs a surprise, Davy Russell is on board.

WOLFSLAIR steps back up to 3m today and he will have to improve from his recent form, Conor Brassil rides.

DALOUGA lines up in the concluding ladies bumper, after a string of seconds hopefully today can be her day, Lisa O’Neill rides.

Wednesday 9th August

4 runners at Sligo today;

DELEGATE (pictured) returns after a short break to contest the Beginners Chase, he’s in great order at home and looks a million dollars – he’s yet to get off the mark over fences but he’s a 3 time winner over hurdles. Davy Russell takes the ride.

PAHASKA – Conor Brassil and PENNY JANE – Davy Russell both represent us in the Mares Beginners Chase. The former benefits from Conor’s 5lb claim as well as bottom weight but Penny Jane making her Chase debut today looks to be our best chance of the two.

FREE OF CHARGE takes on the Handicap Chase, he ran really well at Uttoxeter last time out and retains the blinkers here today. Davy Russell rides.

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