20:25 Galway

Friday 2 August 2019

All17:1017:4518:1518:5019:2519:5520:25

Rockshore Apple Cider Race

1m 6f 14y  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 20:25  |   Winning time: 3m 9.03s

1
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: C D Hayes |  T: D K Weld|  OR: 83|  BF
6/1

Off the mark at the third time of asking for connections in a Tipperary maiden in April before finishing last of 10 on handicap debut at Cork last month. Clearly better than that run suggests and worth another chance.

2
(1)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: R P Whelan |  T: Emmet Mullins
15/8

Showed good form to win two bumpers in the spring before disappointing when odds-on at Down Royal in June. Stayed on strongly inside the final furlong when winning by 3½L on Flat debut at Leopardstown last month. Plenty more needed in this group.

4
(7)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Ms H Mooney |  T: Mrs A Mooney|  OR: 70
66/1

Slipped to a mark of 75 when in the care of Sheila Lavery. Not seen for 11 months and unlikely to be adding to his two Flat wins here on stable debut.

5
(3)
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: R C Colgan |  T: Mrs D Foster|  OR: 77
20/1

Veteran, lightly raced on the level of late. 123-rated handicap hurdler, the Old Vic gelding has won two of his eight Flat starts on turf. Needs to improve on recent starts to take a hand here.

6
(8)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: C T Keane |  T: E J O'Grady|  OR: 94
33/1

Prolific scorer in Singapore but failed to fire in two UK starts for Charlie Fellowes last season. Finished 14L adrift of Max Dynamite at Killarney last month on stable introduction and needs a couple to falter in this company.

7
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S Foley |  T: Mrs J Harrington|  OR: 107|  BF
1/1

One from 13 on the Flat the colt finished second of seven beaten 3L on his latest start at Down Royal last month. Holding form well since May and merits plenty of respect here.

8
(5)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: K J Manning |  T: D McDonogh|  OR: 96
8/1

Experienced handicapper more recently seen running over hurdles in a number of dismal efforts. Interesting jockey booking on return to the level and one to be taken seriously here.

Non-Runners

3
(4)
Golden Spear1
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 8
T: A J Martin  J: G M Ryan
Betting

Forecast

The King (1/1), Sneaky Getaway (15/8), Hasanabad (6/1), Morga (8/1), Golden Spear (10/1), Miles To Memphis (20/1), Newlands (33/1), Mandamus (66/1)

Verdict
It is hard to get away from the chances of the Jessica Harrington-trained THE KING in the closing race of the day. The four-year-old is rated 9lb superior to his nearest rival in this contest and can take advantage here at the expense of Morga on her first Flat start for over 300 days and prolific Singapore scorer the Edward O'Grady-trained Newlands.
  1. The King
  2. Morga
  3. Newlands

Previous Winners

2018
Wicklow Brave
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 9
Weight: 9-9  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: C T Keane
  |  
T: W P Mullins
1/6
Prize Money
1st:
€11,820.00
2nd:
€3,820.00
3rd:
€1,820.00
4th:
€820.00
5th:
€420.00
6th:
€220.00

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