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Gowran Park Champion Chase
Sun, Aug 25th, 2013

Sizing EuropeThe Gowran Park Champion Chase is a Grade 2 race run in early October over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs.

The 2011 Cheltenham Festival Champion Chase winner, Sizing Europe has won the last two renewals.

Previous winners also include China Rock, winner of the 2012 Punchestown Gold Cup and Kicking King the 2005 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.

 Gowran Park Champion Chase Trends

  • There is a huge variation in the official rating of winners in the last decade with three rated in the 120s, 6 rated between 140-155 and Sizing Europe a standout 177
  • Jockeys Andrew Lynch, Ruby Walsh and Paul Carberry each have two wins in the race since 2003 
  • Trainers Henry de Bromhead and Noel Meade are the only two time winners since 2002  
  • The Fonze (16/1) was the highest price winner since 2002. 8 of the last 11 have been priced at 13-8 or less.

 Gowran Park Champion Chase Winners 2002-2012

Year

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Age

WT

OR

SP

2011

Sizing Europe (IRE)

Lynch, A E

De Bromhead, H

10

11-10

171

11-10

2011

Sizing Europe (IRE)

Lynch, A E

De Bromhead, H

9

11-10

177

Evens

2010

China Rock (IRE)

Walsh, R

Morris, M F

7

11-3

142

13-8

2009

The Fonze (IRE)

Barry, J R

Doyle, Eoin

8

11-3

125

16-1

2008

Knight Legend (IRE)

Leigh, A D

Harrington, Mrs J

9

11-6

150

2-1

2007

Justified (IRE)

Walsh, R

Sheehy, E

8

11-10

155

9-10

2006

Sir Oj (IRE)

Carberry, P

Meade, N

9

11-8

146

11-2

2005

Always

Carberry, P

Meade, N

6

11-6

123

9-1

2004

Kicking King (IRE)

Geraghty, B J

Taaffe, T J

6

11-10

148

11-4

2003

Go Roger Go (IRE)

O'Dwyer, C

O'Grady, E J

11

11-8

140

5-2

2002

Barrow Drive

Geraghty, B J

Mullins, A

6

11-0

126

11-4

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