Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, 14 runners)
  • Winner €21,125 2nd €6,175 3rd €2,926 4th €974
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 30.10s
  • Off time: 15:55:39
Full result
Result 15:55 Galway
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Fosters Cross 12/1
2nd 3 Pires ½ 8/1
3rd 1 Croco Bay 11 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P5121-4
Yellow, black sleeves, black cap, yellow tassel Croco Bay (IRE) 21
  • T:B I Case
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: P5121-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 B I Case Kielan Woods 135 14/1
2 P/0B20-1
ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, white armlet, red cap, royal blue star Orpheus Valley (IRE) 18
  • T:T Gibney
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: P/0B20-1
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
11 162 11-8 t T Gibney A P Heskin 134 10/1
3 51395-4
DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 17
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 51395-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 134 8/1
4 241540-
BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 119
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:J J Burke
  • Form: 241540-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 J A Berry J J Burke (5) 133 18/1
5 03512U-
Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 6
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 03512U-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 J E Kiely P Townend 133 9/1
6 367280-
WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 6
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 367280-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
12 160 11-6 T Mullins D N Russell 132 12/1
7 1115-96
EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Muzak (IRE) 12
  • T:J Monroe
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 1115-96
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 p J Monroe R T Dunne 130 14/1
8 66U6-04
Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, emerald green star Supreme Doc (IRE) 17
  • T:M T O'Donovan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 66U6-04
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 p M T O'Donovan P F Mangan 130 25/1
9 897-812
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 19
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 897-812
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 h D T Hughes B J Geraghty 126 10/3f
11 027636-
RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap Darenjan (IRE) 10
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 027636-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
11 152 10-12 b J J Hanlon B Hayes (3) 124 14/1
12 09256-1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Formidableopponent (IRE) 18
  • T:N Meade
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 09256-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 N Meade M P Walsh 123 13/2
13 193F0-1
White,maroon cross sashes,maroon slvs,white chevrons,emGreen & red qtd cap Afatcat 51
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 193F0-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 t S J Mahon R C Colgan 119 9/1
18 0850F-4
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 10
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 0850F-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 137 9-11 J P Ryan D E Mullins 109 16/1
19 8700-07
RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Paddy O Dee 58
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: 8700-07
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-10bt
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 136 9-10 bt P J Rothwell S J Crimin (7) 108 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 U24-135
Back To Balloo (IRE) 3
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:Mr N McParlan
  • Form: U24-135
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 1012 h C A McBratney Mr N McParlan 124 NR
14 2-86026
Toostrong (FR) 16
  • Nag Me
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 2-86026
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 107 t G Elliott K C Sexton 119 NR
15 50-5833
Boxer Beat (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:Patrick Eamonn Corbett
  • Form: 50-5833
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5bt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 105 bt P W Flynn Patrick Eamonn Corbett 117 NR
16 90-P112
Big Generator 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 90-P112
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4ht
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 104 ht P Nolan D J Condon 116 NR
17 2196-37
Musawama (IRE) 22
  • Nag Me
  • T:C W J Farrell
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 2196-37
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 101 t C W J Farrell S W Flanagan 113 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Ballyfinboy (IRE)
  • T:J R Finn
  • J:E J O'Connell
7 9-13 J R Finn E J O'Connell 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

The versatile Pires is better over fences than hurdles and will be better for his recent run, his first since December. Orpheus Valley landed a Grade A handicap at Punchestown in April and had a spin on the Flat to put him straight last month but UK raider Croco Bay is barely out of the novice stage and faces a stiff task. NEARLY NAMA'D comfortably landed a beginners' event on his chasing bow before an excellent second to Mahrajaan in a tough Killarney handicap with Boxer Beat not far behind. He was unlucky that day and with a rise of just 3lb can gain compensation. Saint Gervais has some smart form to his credit and had a run on the Flat here during the week so he's a definite contender and Formidableopponent, though fortunate to win at Killarney, is on a reasonable mark for his handicap debut.

Formwatch

Back To Balloo (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Bumped at start, chased clear leaders in rear, closer 8th, left 5th 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 5th of 6, well behind Alelchi Inois (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs gd in Jul.

Toostrong (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, took closer order from before 2 out, 7th and ridden after 2 out, no impression from before last and kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 12, 19l behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd in Jul.

Boxer Beat (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Raced in 3rd, ridden after 3 out, every chance when carried slightly left before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Mahrajaan (9-13) at Killarney 2m 1f hcap ch gd in Jul.

Big Generator 4-1 (10-8) Led, headed before 5th, 3rd at 8th, closer in 3rd on inner 2 out, ridden to press leader at last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Westhaven (9-13) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs in Jul.

Musawama (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Prominent early, tracked leader in 2nd, no extra and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Big Generator (10-9) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in Jun.

Fosters Cross (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, towards rear 3 out, no impression, 16th of 24, 35l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m hcap hdle sft in Jan.

Pires 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, progress from 3 out, ridden in 5th next, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Golden Ticket (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Jul.

Croco Bay (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked winner, driven and lost place between last 2, no chance with front pair approaching last, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 13l behind Fair Dilemma (11-0) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Jul.

Muzak (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 34l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.

Cootamundra (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Some Tikket (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov hcp chs sft in Apr.

Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) Led, mistake 5th, mistake 2 out and headed, carried slightly left before last, kept on well run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Mahrajaan (9-13) at Killarney 2m 1f hcap ch gd in Jul.

Supreme Doc (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, progress on outer after next, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression, 4th of 9, 14l behind Shield (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gd in Jul.

Darenjan (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, ridden in moderate 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 41l behind Muzak (11-4) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp chs hvy in Oct.

Orpheus Valley (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) Made all, ridden entering straight, kept on from before last, strongly pressed closing stages run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs in Apr beating Competitive Edge (11-1) by 1/2l, 15 ran.

Paddy O Dee 16-1 (10-13) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 12, 39l behind Hilden (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.

Afatcat 16-1 (11-12) Soon led, bumped rival 2nd, clear before 5 out, reduced lead into straight, soon pressed, left with race winning advantage last, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun beating Chill (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.

Saint Gervais (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Chased leaders in 4th when unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Art Of Logistics (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) gd in Oct, 5 ran.

Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up early, improved from 5th, 2nd at 6th, pushed along straight, 3rd before 2 out, 4th and no extra approaching last, 4th of 5, 24l behind Devils Bride (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f nov chs in Jul.

Formidableopponent (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 6 out, 2nd and closed on leader entering straight, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no impression on leader when left in clear lead last, eased home run-in, won at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul beating Raydari (11-12) by 13l, 11 ran.