15:15 Galway Tue 9 October 2018

  • GalwayPubs.com Handicap Hurdle
  • 2m 135y, Yielding (Good in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner€10,472.002nd€3,246.003rd€1,547.004th€697.005th€272.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 3.8sOff time:15:15:23
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1
411-10OR: 121D
16/1

Failed beat an opponent home in nine and 14-runner races in the spring and difficult to make case for the gelding here.

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2
911-10OR: 117D
20/1

Prolific 136-rated chaser who is three from 12 over hurdles. Logical to give hurdles another try as he has gone well fresh previously.

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3
611-9OR: 116
12/1

Well held 27L on his last hurdle start in May. Plenty to prove in this contest looking at exposed form.

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4
511-7OR: 114BFD
5/4

Has been in consistent form in three starts since May, winning a Clonmel handicap hurdle off a 10lb lower mark before game runs in defeat since.

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5
411-7OR: 118
8/1

In scintillating form on the Flat and over hurdles. His recent performances though have seen the game gelding rise 15lb in the weights but can go well again here.

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6
811-7OR: 114CD
40/1

Last of six behind 31L in a Sedgefield handicap hurdle last month. Looks up against it here.

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7
411-6OR: 117
9/2

Got off the mark at the fifth time of asking over hurdles in a Downpatrick maiden last month. Top trainer/jockey duo here and likely to be a leading player here.

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8
911-5OR: 112D
10/1

Has failed to find the spark in five starts this term that saw the gelding win the final two races of his 2017 season off a 3lb lower mark. Looks vulnerable in this company.

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9
611-1OR: 108
14/1

Improving hurdler who went up 20lb between May and November last year. Market check required on return to action.

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10
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1010-10OR: 103C
50/1

C&D winner and is slipping back down to around a winning mark but has been bereft of any kind of form recently.

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11
410-9OR: 106
11/1

Well beaten and no impression on the Flat and over hurdles over the summer and first time tongue tie unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Persistent410-129/4
T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty

Betting

Forecast

Hearts Are Trumps (5/4), Star Maker (9/2), Ingleby Mackenzie (8/1), Antimatter (10/1), Make It Hurrah (11/1), Chateauneuf Du Pap (12/1), Broder (14/1), Rock De Baune (16/1), Westerner Point (20/1), Magna Cartor (40/1), Afatcat (50/1)

Verdict

The J P McManus-trained HEARTS ARE TRUMPS can land the spoils here having been in consistent form in three starts since May, winning a Clonmel handicap hurdle off a 10lb lower mark before game runs in defeat at Galway and Clonmel. The solid and consistent, Ingleby Mackenzie and Star Maker for trainer/jockey combination, Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell appear to be the biggest dangers. Any market move for the out of sorts, Rock De Baune, should be monitored.
  1. Hearts Are Trumps
  2. Ingleby Mackenzie
  3. Star Maker

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