18:45 Galway Tue 18 September 2018

  • Galway Apprentice Handicap (45-70)
  • 1m 4f 49y, Heavy
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€6,775.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€176.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 53.95sOff time:18:46:12
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1
(6)
610-0OR: 70
33/1

Last of nine on return to action at Listowel last week. First time tongue-tie unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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2
(3)
109-12OR: 68D
20/1

Veteran was a 50/1 winner in July 2017 and landed another shock at 25/1 in a Sligo handicap on good ground last month. Tough ask off new mark at Down Royal latest.

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3
(2)
59-10OR: 66
3/1

Gallant fourth of 18 beaten a little over 4L in a 1m4f handicap here at the festival last month. 2lb drop in the handicap may not be enough.

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5
(1)
39-7OR: 69
12/1

Got off the mark on turf at the third time of asking for connections in a 1m2f Navan handicap earlier this month off a 5lb lower mark. Entitled to make the shortlist.

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6
(7)
39-7OR: 69
16/1

Fair fourth when making his handicap debut over an extended 1m4f at Down Royal before disappointing here at the festival in July. Plenty to prove.

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7
(13)
109-6OR: 62
33/1

Improved performance when finishing 4¼L seventh over 1m6f at the festival last month before a dismal effort at Roscommon over 1m2f on soft ground. Others preferred.

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9
(14)
79-4OR: 60D
16/1

Distance winner not disgraced in three seasonal starts for new connections but there appears to be better handicapped types lurking in this contest.

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10
(4)
39-4OR: 66
10/1

Game sort who has been running well in defeat for most of the campaign. Shortlisted up in trip and first-time cheekpieces sure to assist.

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11
(10)
39-3OR: 65BF
10/1

Unexposed sort who was a beaten favourite over a similar trip on handicap debut at Sligo last month. Open to plenty of improvement.

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12
(11)
39-3OR: 65
13/2

Definite promise when turning out on a couple of occasions here at the festival last month including second of 15 over C&D. Has the form to make a bold bid.

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13
(16)
49-3OR: 59
16/1

Hit hard by the handicapper for heavy ground win at Clonmel earlier this season. Not been competitive since and may find this a tough assignment.

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14
(5)
49-2OR: 58
7/1

Generally well held in a couple of starts in the spring. First time tongue-tie less likely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.

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15
(9)
38-13OR: 61
12/1

Broadly well held in three maidens since July but this increase in trip on handicap debut could be well worth the wait.

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16
(15)
38-12OR: 60
20/1

Born To Sea colt now one from 19 with the win coming over 12-months ago at Down Royal in testing conditions. Recent efforts leave plenty to be desired and hard to recommend on form.

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17
(8)
38-11OR: 59
16/1

Plenty of encouragement finishing sixth of 14 beaten 3¾L in a Naas contest on handicap debut earlier this month but much more needed here.

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18
(12)
38-10OR: 58
10/1

No extra under pressure in the final furlong in a Naas handicap over 1m4f earlier this month leaving the filly without a win in seven career starts. Each way claims.

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19
38-9OR: 57
20/1

First Reserve: Generally well held in a series of disappointing starts over the summer running rather frequently in the process. May find it tough going once again.

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21
69-0OR: 56
33/1

Third Reserve: Pulled up in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle when last seen over two-years ago. Hard to place any faith in on return.

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Non-Runners

4
(18)
Paddy The Celeb18
129-9OR: 65
T: M HalfordJ: D W O'Connor
8
(17)
Bobby Jean4
79-4OR: 60
T: Miss T L CoganJ: D E Hogan
20
Killdunne628
119-1OR: 57
T: J T GormanJ: Reserve 2

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
4Get Out Of Jail68-86/1Full Result
T: J C McConnellJ: C J McGovern

Betting

Forecast

Song Of The Sky (3/1), Flindt (13/2), Capital Fund (7/1), Faughill (10/1), Comeragh Haze (10/1), Lustful (10/1), Teologia (12/1), Aibell (12/1), Bobby Jean (14/1), El Tren (16/1), Scealai Aonair (16/1), Ashqar (16/1), Belle Free (16/1), Big Bad Sal (20/1), Glenbank King (20/1), Magic Sea (20/1), Killdunne (25/1), Paddy The Celeb (25/1), Byron Beauty (33/1), Danegeld (33/1), Rainbow Pride (33/1)

Verdict

Not beaten far at the festival here over 1m½f before winning a Navan handicap earlier this month, AIBELL can continue her improvement here taking this race and seeing off the challenge of stablemate, Song Of The Sky, the Jessica Harrington-trained Faughill in first-time cheekpieces and the potentially exciting Belle Free who could out-run her price in this contest.
  1. Aibell
  2. Song Of The Sky
  3. Faughill

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