The pool rolled over once more last Sunday when the Gowran Park card proved to be just as tricky as it looked. A couple of mild surprises in the opening two maidens, followed by Duchess Andorra’s Group 3 win in the third leg of the bet, meant only one unit survived until the halfway stage.

There was €432,000 in the pool before last Sunday and now that figure has been doubled with €863,638 in ‘dead money’ awaiting tomorrow’s player. As the opening four races on Sunday promise to have short-priced favourites, more punters will fancy their chances of winning a share of the loot.