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Saturday 19 October 2019

Who's Steph to make name

Who’s Steph and Colin Keane winning at Cork in June
Who’s Steph and Colin Keane winning at Cork in June

The Gowran Park meeting lost to thunder and lightning on Saturday looks safe to go ahead this afternoon and a lot of the same names appear on the fresh declarations.

However, there's a new inclusion in the feature Group Three Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes as Ger Lyons tries to make the most of the recent wet weather with WHO'S STEPH (2.45, Gowran Park).

The talented four-year-old appears set to get her favoured ground conditions at the Kilkenny track today and with Colin Keane available it looks a fortuitous twist for Who's Steph's connections to land another decent prize.

The selection has to concede weight all around and faces some stiff opposition, including two British-trained runners, but Who's Steph is the pick on this ground over Frosty, the sister to Guineas winner Winter who is the mount of Donnacha O'Brien.

Another new runner on the revised card is the Lyons-trained EVEN SO (1.40, Gowran Park) who is a rare runner in the famous Magnier silks for the trainer.

Even So made a very encouraging debut last month and should take beating here.

Dermot Weld's TARAMANSOUR (2.10, Gowran Park) is the pick in the colts and geldings maiden and can later be followed into the winners enclosure by stable companion MIA MARIA (3.55, Gowran Park).

Trainer Denis Hogan has a runner in each division of the apprentice race and it wouldn't be a surprise if he managed to land both with LADY IN LAVENDER (4.30, Gowran Park) and CONVERSANT (5.00, Gowran Park).

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