Timeform Shortlist: Gowran, Thursday 24 January

Presenting Percy
Presenting Percy makes his much-anticipated return at Gowran on Thursday afternoon

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"...she could be the answer in what is admittedly a very competitive contest."

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12.45 Langton House Hotel Handicap Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated
117 19. IKNOWWHEREIAMNOW J. P. Dempsey L. P. Dempsey
116+ 8. UPGRADED A. J. Martin M. F. Mooney
115 12. THE CADDY N. Madden Niall Madden

Analyst's Verdict:
Iknowwhereiamnow is threatening to come good in a handicap having shaped well again at Punchestown 11 days ago so she could be the answer in what is admittedly a very competitive contest. Last-time out winner Breesy Mountain may have more to offer, while there are several handicap debutants to keep an eye on, notably Upgraded and City Hall.

1.20 Connolly's Red Mills Irish European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden Hurdle 2½m

Timeform Top Rated
143p 6. THE BIG DOG Peter Fahey D. J. Mullins
135p 3. VOIX DES TIEP W. P. Mullins P. Townend
133 13. KALUM RIVER P. A. Fahy Mr P. W. Mullins

Analyst's Verdict:
The Big Dog pulled clear with another good prospect at Leopardstown over Christmas and makes plenty of appeal with further improvement on the cards. Voix des Tiep is another promising novice hurdler for Willie Mullins and looks the clear danger.

1.50 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2) 3m

Timeform Top Rated
167 3. COQUIN MANS W. P. Mullins R. Walsh
166+ 4. PRESENTING PERCY Patrick G. Kelly Davy Russell
165 5. BLEU BERRY W. P. Mullins B. Hayes

Analyst's Verdict:
Presenting Percy won this race 12 months ago prior to a brilliant display in the RSA Chase, and though he's presumably suffered an interrupted preparation this time, he may well still be up to the task. Should he swerve this assignment or not give his running, Coquin Mans and Darasso are perhaps best equipped to take advantage.

2.25 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2½m

Timeform Top Rated
144 19. PUT THE KETTLE ON Henry de Bromhead H. Morgan (4)
138 13. SESKINANE Brian M. McMahon A. M. McCurtin
137 18. VENEZIANO SPRINGS Terence O'Brien D. J. McInerney

Analyst's Verdict:
Getaday is on an upward curve and only found a promising recruit from points too good in a novice at Cork last time so, with a strong view taken of that form, he could be well capable of defying a mark of 109 even in what looks like quite a hot race. Hows Patsy deserves respect on the back of his ready success at Limerick and the in-form Veneziano Springs can't be ignored.

3.00 Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A) 3m1f

Timeform Top Rated
170 3. INVITATION ONLY W. P. Mullins R. Walsh
169 18. MR DIABLO J. P. Dempsey L. P. Dempsey
169 21. NICK LOST Henry de Bromhead Reserve

Analyst's Verdict:
Invitation Only boasts some strong form (third in a Grade 1 last season), so looks interesting now pitched into a handicap from a mark of 152, especially with a run under his belt. His stablemate Some Neck still has very few miles on the clock so may yet do better, with last year's winner Monbeg Notorious also respected.

3.35 PMF Kilkenny Beginners Chase 2m

Timeform Top Rated
151p 6. DUC DES GENIEVRES W. P. Mullins P. Townend
150p 11. MINISTERFORSPORT Noel O'Neill D. J. McInerney (3)
144 16. HIGH SCHOOL DAYS Henry de Bromhead Rachael Blackmore

Analyst's Verdict:
Duc des Genievres was smart over hurdles and produced a promising first effort in this sphere when second at Naas 37 days ago, beaten only by one boasting chasing experience/ fitness edge. He can come out on top with improvement expected. Stablemate Cilaos Emery is of obvious interest also under Ruby Walsh, whilst Ministerforsport can also feature.

4.10 P. J. Foley Memorial I.N.H. Flat 2m

Timeform Top Rated
No ratings for this race

Analyst's Verdict:
Blue Sari, Front View and Barnes des Mottes are a trio of interesting newcomers, with the first named just edging the vote before market clues.


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