John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 42.50s
  • Off time: 14:25:18
Full result
Result 14:25 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bog Warrior 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 82-2512
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Zaidpour (FR) 27
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 82-2512
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 158 11/10
2 F13-F11
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 24
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: F13-F11
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 A J Martin D N Russell 157 8/11f
3 32B-0U6
MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 68
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 32B-0U6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3pt
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 pt G Elliott P Carberry 140 25/1
5 783147
WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, check cap Dante Anna (IRE) 15
  • T:R O'Connor
  • J:MR C L Murphy
  • Form: 783147
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10pt
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 pt R O'Connor MR C L Murphy 101 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 12-P21F
Un Beau Matin (IRE) 39
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 12-P21F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
5 1013 G Elliott D J Condon 136 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Zaidpour (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Zaidpour beat Voler La Vedette in this a year ago when Chicago Grey was a long way back in third. Willie Mullins' charge has returned in fine form beating Monksland over 2m4f at Fairyhouse before just losing out to the runner-up over this trip at Leopardstown. He'll take some beating as ever but the concession of 4lb to BOG WARRIOR may prove beyond him. Tony Martin's charge, a Grade 1 winner over fences last season, has reverted to hurdling in outstanding form and comfortably beat Solwhit at Punchestown on New Year's Eve. He's never raced beyond 2m4f but is entered in the World Hurdle and looks likely to be even better over this trip. Un Beau Matin is a really smart prospect who probably would have won the Grade 2 Tara Hurdle at Navan but for falling two out and is definitely worth his place against the two principals though he has a bit to find at this stage.

Formwatch

Un Beau Matin (IRE) Evensfav (11-1) Waited with 4th of the 5, closer order 4 out, 3rd before next, challenged still going okay and every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Owega Star (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.

Bog Warrior (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Tracked leader, 2nd before halfway and led approaching 4 out, asserted early straight and stayed on well, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec beating Solwhit (11-4) by 7l, 6 ran.

Zaidpour (FR) 11-8fav (11-10) Settled in mid-division, 6th halfway, went 4th approaching 2 out and 2nd early straight, challenged last and led briefly early run-in, soon headed and no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Monksland (11-8) at Leopardstown 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec.

Chicago Grey (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway and chasing leaders when blundered badly 4 out, recovered to chase leaders on inside approaching next, ridden before blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 25l behind Monbeg Dude (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Dante Anna (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, lost place from before next, no extra from before straight, 7th of 9, 17l behind Miss Xian (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.