O’Brien’s do battle at Gowran

The Irish Stallion Farms EBF maiden, worth €16,500 in prize-money, is the feature race at Gowran Park this evening.

Aidan O’Brien and his son Joseph are both double-handed among the nine runners declared.

Champion jockey Pat Smullen is booked for the ride on the Joseph O’Brien trained newcomer Palace Guard.

The first of seven races at the Kilkenny track goes to post at 4.35.