John J. Galvin Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, 17 runners)
- Winner €12,074 2nd €2,800 3rd €1,225 4th €700
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 8.10s
- Off time: 15:11:15
|1st||4 Our Man Zebo||5/1j|
|2nd||7 Some Hawk||½||5/1j|
|3rd||13 Sam Da Vinci||nse||12/1|
Canaly (IRE) 6
|9||164 11-10||D T Hughes||G B Noonan (7)||129||25/1|
Coolmill (IRE) 30
|7||164 11-10||D O'Shea||R P Treacy (7)||129||25/1|
Won In The Dark (IRE) 21
|10||163 11-9 p||D Cullen||A E Lynch (5)||128||25/1|
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 32
|7||158 11-4 t||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||123||5/1j|
The Bishop Looney (IRE) 17
|10||158 11-4 b||T J Nagle-Jr||B T O'Connell||123||20/1|
Some Hawk 21
|5||154 11-0||T Mullins||M P Walsh||119||5/1j|
Thekingofconnemara (IRE) 24
|7||153 10-13||Miss E Doyle||J J Burke (7)||118||7/1|
Master Oscar (IRE) 33
|6||152 10-12 p||C Roche||A P Crowe||117||13/2|
The King Of Brega (IRE) 43
|7||152 10-12||P Downey||R C Colgan||117||11/1|
Your Busy (IRE) 21
|11||148 10-8 t||J Nash||D J Casey||113||14/1|
Sam Da Vinci (GER) 21
|7||145 10-5||A Mullins||D E Mullins||110||12/1|
Foot Soldier (IRE) 33
|5||143 10-3 p||C F Swan||P Carberry||108||14/1|
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 21
|7||142 10-2 ht||E Griffin||E J O'Connell||107||10/1|
Forever Gold (IRE) 14
|7||141 10-1 p||E Cawley||P T Enright||106||14/1|
Glenteeneasaigh (IRE) 3
|6||141 10-1 v||T Cooper||P Townend||106||25/1|
Grove Field (IRE) 27
|7||140 10-0||C A Murphy||M J Bolger||105||14/1|
Stolberg (IRE) 36
|6||138 9-12 t||A J McNamara||M A Enright||103||25/1|
||6||Miss M L Hallahan||D N Russell||119||NR|
||9||105||J J Walsh||F A McCurtin||110||NR|
||5||913||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||104||NR|
||10||911||D E Fitzgerald||Reserve 3||102||NR|
||9||10-5||D E Fitzgerald||D E Mullins||25/1|
Several of these arrive in winning form and easy Tipperary winner Give Me A Break would have a real chance if getting a run from her first reserve spot. Some Hawk stepped up to 2m6f at Killarney and stayed on very strongly to win going away from today's rival Pollywollydoodle though a 10lb rise looks a bit harsh while Thekingofconnemara showed that stamina is his strong point when scoring over this trip in a maiden at Cork. MASTER OSCAR won a 2m maiden on heavy going at Limerick before stepping up to 2m4f at Punchestown on quicker ground and landing a handicap. He's on the upgrade and should be even better suited by this trip so gets the vote. Forever Gold has been alternating between hurdles and fences and running well enough to get into the frame while the veteran chaser. Your Busy showed himself in good heart by scoring over fences at Killarney and he's on an 8lb lower mark here. There are plenty of others with chances including The Bishop Looney, who had a couple of useful performers behind when runner-up to Gimli's Rock at Kilbeggan.
Malt Gem (IRE) 11-2fav (10-13) Held up, improved into 6th approaching straight, moderate 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 13l behind Bothair Clei (9-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Really Unique (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Prominent, hit 5th, not fluent 8th, 4th approaching straight, soon no extra, 6th of 17, 39l behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Give Me A Break (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, closer in 7th halfway, improved to dispute after 3 out, led entering straight, ridden after 2 out, kept on well from before last, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May beating Bye Bye O Bye (11-2) by 7l, 20 ran.
Bangonform (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, reminders from 8th, 9th 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no extra and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m in May, 25 ran.
Some Hawk 20-1 (11-6) Held up, soon towards rear, headway 4 out, 8th approaching straight, went moderate 3rd before 2 out, closed in 2nd from before last, led run-in and soon drew clear, won at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May beating Pollywollydoodle (11-0) by 3l, 17 ran.
Sam Da Vinci (GER) 9-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 3rd approaching straight, mistake 3 out, moderate 2nd before next, soon no extra, 3rd of 17, 15l behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Thekingofconnemara (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, improved to be almost on terms 4 out, led 3 out, pressed 2 out, drifted slightly left run-in, stayed on well, won at Cork 3m mdn hdl in May beating Rock Gone (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 24 ran.
Grove Field (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up, soon in mid-division, mistake 4th, not fluent next, closer order 8th, 4th approaching straight, no impression in 3rd from after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Allez Vic (11-4) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in May.
Forever Gold (IRE) 11-8fav (10-7) Held up behind leaders, 6th 3 out, pushed along and progress into moderate 2nd entering straight, ridden in 2nd from 2 out, strongly pressed leader when slight mistake at last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May beating Lady Olwyn (10-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 2nd 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, no extra next, 7th of 25, 37l behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led, clear at stages, reduced lead from before last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Canaly (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th when mistake 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 7th of 16, 22l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.
Won In The Dark (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along on outer from early straight, 5th 3 out, no extra from before next, 5th of 6, 17l behind Darwins Fox (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hdl in May.
Your Busy (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Made all, asserted straight, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May beating Love Rory (10-6) by 4l, 15 ran.
Master Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, progress in 9th 3 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, challenged last, kept on well run-in to lead closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr beating Flatfoot Boogie (11-12) by 1/2l, 25 ran.
Coolmill (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Led, headed 2 out, weakened quickly entering straight, 19th of 25, 49l behind Deep Trouble (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl in May.
Glenteeneasaigh (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no impression in moderate before 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 36l behind War Of The Pennys (10-11) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May.
Stolberg (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 25l behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
The Bishop Looney (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Raced mainly in 2nd, led 3 out, soon attempted to assert, strongly pressed 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Gimli's Rock (11-2) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gd in May.
The King Of Brega (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) Chased leader in 2nd, 4th and ridden at 7th, weakened before next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lots Of Memories (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl in Apr, 23 ran.