Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, 20 runners)
  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 18:15:07
Full result
Result 18:15 Galway
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 20 Aranhill Chief 7/1
2nd 1 Usuel Smurfer hd 9/1
3rd 14 Me And Ben ½ 14/1
4th 23 A Decent Excuse ½ 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 43441-3
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Usuel Smurfer (FR) 81
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 43441-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 J J Hanlon D E Mullins 134 9/1
2 0-P4172
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rivage D'Or (FR) 14
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 0-P4172
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 D T Hughes K C Sexton (5) 128 12/1
3 0-81094
Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Your Busy (IRE) 16
  • T:J Nash
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 0-81094
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
11 156 11-2 t J Nash D J Casey 127 16/1
4 0350P6-
Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 264
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 0350P6-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
12 155 11-1 t T Mullins J S McGarvey (5) 126 33/1
5 13950-0
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Tom Horn (IRE) 53
  • T:N Meade
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 13950-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 N Meade M P Walsh 126 20/1
6 P0PP/9-7
LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 14
  • T:N Meade
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: P0PP/9-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t N Meade D F O'Regan 125 16/1
7 1146/77
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Daffern Seal (IRE) 17
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 1146/77
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 D K Weld B T O'Connell 123 20/1
8 1211-17
Yellow & red chevrons, yellow sleeves, red cap Rockiteer (IRE) 49
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1211-17
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
11 152 10-12 p H D Daly B J Geraghty 123 11/1
9 3532-52
Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 47
  • T:R Sweeney
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 3532-52
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 b R Sweeney P D Kennedy (5) 123 10/1
10 24B125-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Speckled Wood (IRE) 217
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 24B125-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 123 6/1j
11 43-0516
WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 12
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 43-0516
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
11 151 10-11 t J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 122 16/1
12 2P35-0P
DARK BLUE, emerald green stars, dark blue sleeves, emerald green star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 66
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 2P35-0P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
11 150 10-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 121 50/1
14 2341-41
ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Me And Ben (IRE) 29
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 2341-41
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 t F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 120 14/1
15 320-724
EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 41
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:J J Burke
  • Form: 320-724
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 b E Doyle J J Burke (5) 118 25/1
16 2/31362-
White & emerald green check, white sleeves, emerald green star on cap Balbriggan (IRE) 102
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 2/31362-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6t1
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 117 6/1j
17 070-514
White & red quartered, white & black hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Sarabad (FR) 29
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 070-514
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 114 25/1
18 2-53159
WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 21
  • T:N F Glynn
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 2-53159
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-1b
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
11 141 10-1 b N F Glynn A P Heskin 112 40/1
20 544611
WHITE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Aranhill Chief (IRE) (ex4) 1
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 544611
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 t S J Mahon P Townend 109 7/1
21 0F-U220
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 14
  • T:I Madden
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 0F-U220
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-11p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
10 137 9-11 p I Madden D G Hogan 108 33/1
23 1P1-433
Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 17
  • T:E M O'Sullivan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 1P1-433
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 E M O'Sullivan P F Mangan 107 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
13 86307-4
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 58
  • Nag Me
  • T:P J Gilligan
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 86307-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 109 t P J Gilligan R C Colgan 120 NR
19 330230
Wells China (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:L Byrne
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 330230
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
8 b L Byrne D G Hogan 111 NR
22 3-13716
Abolitionist (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 3-13716
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 911 J J Hanlon Reserve 2 108 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Bruff (IRE)
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:N P Madden
6 10-1 M F Morris N P Madden 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Henry Daly wouldn't be sending the very useful hunter Rockiteer here without good reason and though well beaten over 3m1f at Aintree last time he led for much of the way and Barry Geraghty is a significant booking. Rivage D'Or has bounced back to form as he showed in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan while the very lightly-raced Daffern Seal, who won here in 2011, is better than his recent runs suggest. This trip and good ground suit On The Way Out while Gordon Elliott has acquired Balbriggan, a winner for the Mick Channon/Henrietta Knight team, and he looks on a really nice mark. Aranhill Chief was engaged to run here last night so the vote in a wide-open contest goes to YOUR BUSY. James Nash's charge made all to land a strong Killarney handicap in May, when Usuel Smurfer was six lengths behind in third, and though not the most consistent of performers David Casey can steer him to another success.

Formwatch

Churchfield Champ (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, tended to jump left, slightly slow 5th, soon behind, pushed along 8th, completed in own time, last of 4, well behind Art Of Logistics (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs 0-150 in Jun.

Wells China (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 4th 4 out, headway into 3rd 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Indevan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Jul.

Abolitionist (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, progress into 5th after 4 out, 3rd 3 out, improved to challenge 2 out, ridden before last, kept on strongly, easily, won at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul beating Court Frontier (11-5) by 9l, 14 ran.

Aranhill Chief (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Disputed early, led after 1st, ridden and challenged before 2 out, kept on well, all out run-in, just held on, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf in Jul beating Clara Mc Cloud (11-5) by hd, 8 ran.

Usuel Smurfer (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Held up, soon rear of mid-division, improved into 7th 3 out, ridden to go moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May.

Me And Ben (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear and in touch, headway 10th on bit to take close order, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on strongly from last, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul beating Strobe (10-10) by 7l, 6 ran.

A Decent Excuse (IRE) 5-1fav (10-10) Mid-division, 10th after 7 out, ridden after 4 out and left 4th after 3 out, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Fort George (11-7) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul.

Shamiran (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 2nd/3rd throughout, ridden in 2nd approaching 2 out, kept on same pace in 2nd from last, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.

Your Busy (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Led, headed before 3rd, remained close 2nd, disputed 5 out, ridden entering straight, headed approaching 3 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.

Tom Horn (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, jumped slightly left 3rd, not fluent 9th, pushed along from 5 out, no danger from 4 out, not fluent last, 11th of 15, 32l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun.

On The Way Out (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 8th halfway, driven in 6th before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 11, 14l behind Westhaven (9-13) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs in Jul.

Cross Appeal (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, mistake 10th, took closer order before 2 out and ridden after 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 19l behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd in Jul.

For A Finish 14-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led from 5th, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed after 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 14, 8l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.

Speckled Wood (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 11th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcap ch hvy in Dec.

Rockiteer (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3rd, led before 11th, headed 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 10, 40l behind Double Whammy (10-2) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.

Daffern Seal (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Raced in rear, ridden after 4 out and no impression from before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 47l behind Mahrajaan (9-13) at Killarney 2m 1f hcap ch gd in Jul.

Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, closer order before 6 out, dropped to 9th and under pressure from 4 out, no impression next, one pace, 9th of 13, 49l behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.

Cherryantor (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out and soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd in Jul.

Bob Lingo (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 6 out, pushed along and weakened next, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Come To The Party (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp chs (10yo+) in Nov.

Rivage D'Or (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Towards rear, took closer order 4 out, improved into 4th 2 out, ridden and further progress into 2nd before last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd in Jul.

Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 22-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders on outer early, gradually lost place from 3rd, in rear when pulled up after 6th, in a race won by Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May, 16 ran.

Balbriggan (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Led until 3rd, led next, mistake 10th, soon headed, led 11th, headed after 12th, hit 3 out, no impression on winner before 2 out, stayed on same pace, hanging right flat, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Flaming Gorge (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.

Sarabad (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 5 out, went 2nd before 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 11l behind Me And Ben (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.