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Gowran Park review

Updated: Saturday, 08 Mar 2014 18:59 | Comments

Robert Tyner
Robert Tyner

Robert Tyner is in cracking form at the moment and the Kinsale handler kept his great run going when Instant Impacked landed the feature race at Gowran Park.

Sent off an 8-1 chance for the Aidan Fogarty & Ashgrove Stables Shamrock Handicap Chase in the hands of Philip Enright, the bottom-weight had Followmeuptocarlow to aim at over the last two fences.

The leader is not best known for keeping his head in front and Instant Impacked squeezed through a gap on the rail before staying on best to score by two and a quarter lengths.

A first-time hood seemed to do the trick for Toon River and the 4-1 shot won for the first time in nearly three years in the Brian Hogan & Aidan O`Brien Beginners Chase, with Davy Russell in the plate.

Mary Louise Hallahan`s nine-year-old led for a long way but he was passed by odds-on favourite Abbey Lane and Operating on the turn into the straight before reasserting to score by nine and a half lengths.

The front-running Blow The Doors Off had to work a bit harder than expected to land odds of 8-13 in the Michael Rice And The Kilkenny City & County Vintners Maiden Hurdle, but he picked up for pressure from Mark Walsh to finish three lengths up.

Ann and Alan Potts will be represented by Sizing Europe at his sixth Cheltenham Festival next week, and their colours were carried to an emphatic success by Henry de Bromhead`s Sizing Granite (11-8 favourite) in the Michael Fennelly & Holden Plant Rentals Ltd Maiden Hurdle.

The always prominent Loch Dara (20-1) kept going in gutsy fashion for Declan Queally to hold Davy From Milan by half a length in the Derek Lyng & Sports Injury Surgery Tetratema Cup Hunters Chase.

Willie Mullins looks to have an exciting recruit for the Gigginstown team in expensive purchase Tell Us More (8-11 favourite), who demolished the opposition in the bumper under son Patrick, winning by 12 lengths.
 

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