Gowran Park Preview – June 17th and 19th

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Racing returns to Gowran Park in Ireland: we've got the latest news and previews.

Gowran Park Horse Racing

MansionBet are proud to be supporting racing in Ireland and this week we are lead sponsors for both meetings at Gowran Park on Wednesday and Friday.

The Co Kilkenny venue is perhaps best-known as being the home track of Ireland’s champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins, but its Flat racing all the way this week.

Remember, you can live stream all races from Gowran Park, as well as every meeting in the UK and Ireland, when you are logged into MansionBet.

13:00 MansionBet’s Beaten By A Head Handicap

In the opening contest on Wednesday afternoon, the 7f MansionBet’s Beaten By A Head Handicap (1.00pm) it might be worth taking a chance with BEAUCHAMP BAGENAL 10/1*, who tackles a turf handicap for the first time under 7lb claiming rider Luke McAteer.

Having won an apprentice maiden at Dundalk in January over this trip, he ran quite a nice race back on the Polytrack in March. He shaped nicely amongst some much more seasoned campaigners and eventually being beaten less than four-lengths in ninth in a bunched finish.

That experience should bring him forward and the drop to 7f looks to be in his favour now. The unexposed sort is very interesting in this wide-open 14-runner heat.

13:35 MansionBet Proud To Support Irish Racing Handicap

In race two, the market should prove very informative in regards to the hopes of PSYCHE (11/2) and THAMES RIVER (6/1), making their respective handicap debuts for Jessica Harrington and Joseph O’Brien.

Both colts are open to considerable improvement having won the AW at Dundalk towards the back end of last year and it might be that Shane Crosse’s mount is the one to follow at Gowran Park.

15:20 It’s Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Maiden

The same partnership will be hoping for a maiden win for the Winner Takes Itall in Division 1 of the It’s Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Maiden (3.20pm).

The JP McManus runner is already a hurdles winner and will be popular but this 1m1½f trip might be on the short side for him.

LIQUID LUCK finished second over this trip on his debut at Dundalk back in the autumn despite going off a 33/1 chance in the betting. The 91-rated winner had already shown plenty of promise and that maiden has a strong look about it.

Gary Carroll’s mount has lots of potential and may be able to take this contest, with likely market leader Nan Yehi having already passed up some decent chances in five starts on turf.

17:05 MansionBet’s Paid As A Winner If Your Horse Finishes 2nd In The First Race At Royal Ascot Handicap

In Wednesday’s finale at 5.05pm, look out for Kevin Prendergast’s AARED. The eight-year-old raced just once in 2019 but is a useful contender over a mile and a quarter with a proven record of going well fresh. He has slipped to a very workable mark of 82 and is further boosted by a big claim in the saddle.

Looking ahead, Friday’s evening card will be headlined by the Listed Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes for the fillies’ and mares, where in-form pairing Ger Lyons and Colin Keane will hope to follow up last year’s win with WHO’S STEPH.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Enda is a journalist who specialises in horse racing, especially the action in the UK and Ireland, and has shared his racing betting tips on a number of well-known publications and websites over the last 10 years.
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