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Sizing Europe makes seasonal bow at Gowran Park

Updated: Friday, 05 Oct 2012 19:06 | Comments

Sizing Europe looks to make another winning start to the season at the Co Kilkenny venue
Sizing Europe looks to make another winning start to the season at the Co Kilkenny venue

Sizing Europe returns to action in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park and looks to have the ground in his favour for his reappearance.

Henry de Bromhead's star ploughed through the mud to win this last year but is forecast to have a sounder surface this time, which could see the 10-year-old start with a win.

Mouse Morris's duo of China Rock and First Lieutenant look the likeliest dangers, though if former Arkle winner Forpadydeplasterer could find top form, he'd be a tough nut to crack too.

The Follow Gowran Park On Facebook Handicap Hurdle provides ample support to the main event and in a very competitive heat, it may pay to side with Bat Masterson's race fitness.

Noel Meade's charge ran on strongly to score at Navan last week and looks likely to go well again, though Deutschland, Heaney and Liberty Counsel are just three of a number of major dangers.

The meeting kicks off at 2.15 with the Kilkenny 3-Y-O Hurdle, which sees Fisher and Top Man Michael, already winners over timber, lock horns.

One to note could be Una Veintena, as she was no great shakes on the level for Willie Mullins but is bred to come into her own over obstacles for the champion trainer.

Mullins sends the once-raced Digeanta into the fray for the Golf Membership At Gowran Park 2013 Maiden Hurdle and he will be out to add to his Cork bumper success.

Spot Fine has a wealth of hurdling experience by comparison and was only narrowly beaten at Limerick last time, while Minella For Value will relish the drop in trip after his Listowel third.

Jetson, Mickelson and Nearest The Pin all hold claims in the Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Beginners Chase, while the Con Murphy And Paddy Hunt Memorial Handicap Chase could be between Sicilian Secret and Barel Of Laughs.

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