17:40 Galway Wed 31 July 2019

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  • 2m 5f 11y, Good
  • 20 Runners
  • Winner€11,820.002nd€3,820.003rd€1,820.004th€820.005th€420.006th€220.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 1.3sOff time:17:40:36
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511-12OR: 123
25/1

Won on his first two starts over hurdles but the Galileo geldings form has appeared to have leveled out since. Has failed to complete in his last couple of starts and needs to dramatically improve here.

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3
711-11OR: 122
16/1

Has been running to a consistent standard over both sets of obstacles recently, but it is still almost two years since his last success. Market likely to be the best guide on return from 100+ day break.

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4
711-11OR: 122
33/1

Winner of just one of his 21 starts over hurdles but the Mahler gelding finished third of 20 over C&D in this contest 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark. Out of form of late and looks up against it.

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5
711-10OR: 121
9/1

Consistent sort landed a third career win over hurdles in a 2m4f contest at the recent Bellewstown meeting earlier this month off a 8lb lower mark. More than capable of a big run and should go well with a clear round.

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611-9OR: 120
14/1

Going well over the larger obstacles of late and the Court Cave gelding remains a solid and genuine type over hurdles winning two of his 14 starts, hitting the frame on a further five occasions. One to consider.

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7
1011-9OR: 120C
25/1

Course winner of a 3m hurdle in October beating five rivals by 9L. Below par effort when last seen in June at Punchestown and is liable to find a couple stronger here.

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8
711-5OR: 116
12/1

Solid and consistent form in three races all at Ballinrobe since May including a ½L success in a maiden contest over 2m4f. Well adrift of Generator City last time but likely to go better here.

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9
611-3OR: 114
33/1

Landed his second hurdle win in 14 starts in a Down Royal handicap last month off a 5lb lower mark over 3m before pulling up two out at Bellewstown earlier this month. Plenty to prove in this contest.

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10
911-0OR: 111
40/1

One from nine over hurdles, the Honolulu geldings sole win coming in a Roscommon 2m maiden hurdle three years ago. Third of seven at Sligo this month was his best effort for sometime but needs to back that up once again.

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511-0OR: 111
2/1

Yet to get off the mark in five hurdle starts to date. Worth a check in the market from a yard who won this contest in 2016 with Plain Talking and saddled Highland Fling to finish fourth two years ago.

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12
710-13OR: 110D
50/1

Recently seen over the larger obstacles. Pulled up on his latest start at Limerick earlier this month and has been in dismal form since landing a Cork beginners contest in November. Below last winning mark over hurdles but hard to fancy in this.

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13
610-13OR: 110
20/1

Off the mark for connections at the fifth time of asking when landing a 2m5½f novice hurdle contest at Ballinrobe last week, beating Summer Hill 2¾L. Overall form solid and fancied to go well on handicap debut.

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14
810-13OR: 110
8/1

Off the mark over fences last week when winning a Wexford beginners contest over 2m4f beating eight rivals a neck. 17-race maiden over hurdles but hits the frame with great regularity and is worthy of consideration.

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810-12OR: 109
16/1

One from 15 over hurdles for the Stowaway mare who has hit the frame on a further six occasions. Recent efforts have come with significant amounts of promise and appears one of the more likely types here.

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710-12OR: 109
20/1

Off the mark at the fifth time of asking for connections when winning a Downpatrick maiden earlier this month beating seven rivals 5L. Worth a check in the mark running off what could be a handy mark.

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17
610-11OR: 108
11/2

Versatile winner over hurdles at Clonmel before landing a Tramore beginners contest over the larger obstacles when last seen in May. Trainer and jockey combination won this contest with Black Key 12 months ago.

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18
610-8OR: 105
20/1

Won a Roscommon maiden hurdle over 2m4f on good ground 12 months ago before disappointing on return to action following a 12 month hiatus at Ballinrobe in May. Hard to fancy.

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19
510-7OR: 104
20/1

Will have disappointed leading connections with a series of dismal efforts over hurdles since making his debut in December. First time blinkers cheekpieces to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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20
610-7OR: 104
18/1

Could be considered inconsistent as can put in a good run then show nothing on the next occasion. Six-race maiden hurdler unlikely to improve enough to land the spoils here.

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21
910-6OR: 103D
33/1

First Reserve: Winner of two of his 30 starts over timber and appears to be keeping his form in a number of solid and consistent runs over the larger obstacles in the last month. Likely to be of interest if making the line-up.

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Non-Runners

2
West Coast Time110
711-12OR: 123
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
22
Cable18
710-6OR: 103
T: S J MahonJ: Reserve 2
23
Chestnut Brave60
710-6OR: 103
T: J R BarryJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Black Key611-810/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore

Betting

Forecast

Ilikedwayurthinkin (2/1), Megalomaniac (11/2), Licklighter (8/1), Roi De Dubai (9/1), West Coast Time (10/1), Castle North (12/1), Cooldine Bog (14/1), Ask Nile (16/1), Bridge Native (16/1), Whatsyourstatus (18/1), Gaillimh Abu (20/1), Happy Lad (20/1), Generator City (20/1), Dark Decade (20/1), Sweet Home Chicago (25/1), Air Supremacy (25/1), Chestnut Brave (25/1), Dawn Raider (33/1), Little Haarth (33/1), Ozzie's Way (33/1), Cable (33/1), Adimelo (40/1), Allardyce (50/1)

Verdict

The Andrew Slattery-trained COOLDINE BOG can get back to winning ways over hurdles and land the third win of his career in this wide-open contest. The six-year-old will have many challengers in the shape of Megalomaniac who attempts to land a hat-trick of wins for trainer and jockey combination won this contest with Black Key 12 months ago, Downpatrick winner, Happy Lad and Castle North who will look to improve on a disappointing run at Ballinrobe last week for trainer-Willie Mullins.
  1. Cooldine Bog
  2. Happy Lad
  3. Castle North

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