16:15 Galway Mon 17 September 2018

  • Galway 2020 Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 130y, Yielding to Soft
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€8,008.002nd€2,483.003rd€1,183.004th€533.005th€208.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 5.8sOff time:16:15:44
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611-12OR:
66/1

Gelding by Robin De Pres out of a Un Desperado mare. Half-brother to Petit Robin, Panjo Bere and recent Stratford winner Vive Le Roi. Market to be the best guide on debut.

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2
611-12OR:
66/1

A €23,000 3-y-o, Noroit gelding he is well related to quite a few winners. Bombed on debut at Fairyhouse in April last year and subsequently sent to compete in a number of point-to-point contests. Tough ask but now in the right hands.

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711-12OR:
100/1

Ten race maiden; absent since competing over hurdles for Kieran Purcell at Clonmel in September 2017 before returning to action on the beach at Laytown earlier this month. Hard to fancy.

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4
611-12OR: 122BF
9/2

Dual performer who has run five really solid races over hurdles, finishing third at Down Royal before beaten 3½L when last seen in June at Punchestown. Open to plenty of improvement on return.

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711-12OR:
14/1

Craigsteel gelding is a brother to fairly useful hurdler Graineyhill and half-brother to bumper winner Incas Article. Won a Kilbeggan bumper in good style earlier this month and moved straight to hurdles. Leading player.

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6
611-12OR: CD
11/4

Point-to-point winner that cost his connections €34,000, he is thrown in at the deep end for his debut in a Bumper at the Galway festival before winning here 12-months later at the same meeting. Worth a market check.

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7
511-8OR:
33/1

By Makfi out of a Singspiel mare. Nothing of promise on a low-key introduction in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle last month. Needs to show significant improvement here.

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8
100/1

Three figure prices for eight of his 12 starts on the Flat. Beaten 48L at Downpatrick last month on hurdling debut and others preferred.

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9
511-8OR:
100/1

Stowaway gelding out of an Old Vic mare. Nothing of note in a couple of maiden hurdle starts to date when sent off at big prices. Unlikely to play a part in the finish here.

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10
511-8OR:
50/1

Gelding by Doyen out of a Be My Native mare cheap €12,500 foal related to multiple winners Valdez and Kumbeshwar. Never nearer on debut in a Killarney maiden hurdle when last seen in May. Liable to find a couple stronger.

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11
811-5OR:
100/1

Low-rated Flat handicapper only tentatively tried over hurdles without any conviction of success. Watching brief for now.

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12
611-5OR:
100/1

Daughter of Ask out of a Buckskin mare. Related to tough sorts Carnspindle and Ask Susan. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.

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13
66/1

Daughter of Mahler out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Half-sister to winners Sutton Place, Ok Coral and Grade 2 runner up Ms Parfois. Looks a future prospect.

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14
711-5OR: D
10/1

Confirmed promise of debut effort when winning a Clonmel bumper quite cosily in May, fifth of 19 in novice hurdle at Galway on jumps bow before disappointing at Sligo last month. Plenty to prove here.

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611-5OR:
4/5

A purchase this month for leading owners, winning handicapper on the Flat in France. Likely to be a warm order on debut for champion trainer.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Thrones Game (4/5), Zero Ten (11/4), Roseriver Has (9/2), Suinda (10/1), Steel Cap (14/1), Out Of The Blue (33/1), Wake Up Early (50/1), An Droichead Gorm (66/1), Ourbitontheside (66/1), Dix De Der (66/1), Flattothemat (100/1), Annie Irish (100/1), Shadow Of Hercules (100/1), Sideline Cut (100/1), Illandarragh (100/1)

Verdict

Simon Munir and Isaac Souede newcomer THRONES GAME is likely to be popular on debut and the French-import can land the opener here for the Champion trainer-Willie Mullins seeing off the attentions of smart bumper winners Zero Ten, Steel Cap and Suinda.
  1. Thrones Game
  2. Zero Ten
  3. Steel Cap

Video Replay

Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

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