There’s a seven-race card at Gowran Park today where the first goes to post at 1.05.
The Willie Mullins trained ‘Carefully Selected’ is set to go off favourite for the ‘Thyestes Chase’ at Gowran Park this afternoon. 18 runners will go to post for the 3-mile chase at 2.50.
Giving us a rundown before the big day, here is Park manager Eddie Scally
“Good morning from a dry but cold Gowran Park. Overnight we had no frost thankfully and the temperatures didn’t dip as low as we had expected so everything is good to go here on the track. Our going at the moment is currently soft, heavy in places ahead of what is our biggest day of the season, The Goffs Thyestes Chase meeting.”
“Overnight there’s been a sustained gamble on the Barry Conell trained”Esposito Bellow”, but I don’t expect that horse to go off favourite as locally trained “Carefully Selected” trained by WP Mullins has also seen a lot of money coming for it overnight and is currently around about the five to one favourite mark. “
“Also high up in the betting and very well supported “Escaria Ten” for the Gordon Elliot team and Henry DeBromhead’s “Pencil Full of Lead.” One thing we’re sure is we’re in for another vintage renewal of the Goffs Thyestes Chase.”
“Also on today’s card ” Teahupoo” will be looking to enhance his own stairs hurdle form for Cheltenham. Currently second favourite for the Stairs Hurdle. He looks to go off a short-priced favourite here for the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle and we fully expect him to deliver in that. Later on the card, The Daily farrell Accountants race, we see “Sir Gerhard” making his long-awaited return to racing and his first run over fences in that beginners chase. Very, very exciting to see how that horse will go. I’m sure anyone that’s coming here to see it would just be delighted to see that champion bumper and Ballymore winner in the flesh here at Gorwan Park. “
“Our first race goes to post at 1:05 and I’d remind anyone coming to Gorwan Park today to try and get out early to avoid traffic congestion.”
KCLR will be out there live from 12-6 pm, capturing all the racing action as it happens including the famous “Race that stops the county”.