14:00 Galway Sat 3 August 2019

  • O'Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 150y,
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€10,047.002nd€3,247.003rd€1,547.004th€697.005th€357.006th€186.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 56.8sOff time:14:00:33
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511-12OR:
8/1

Ran well on the Flat over 1m4f here on Wednesday and was travelling well on his sole hurdle start to date last month when falling at the last, holding every chance. Worth a check in the market.

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3
511-12OR: 112
25/1

Six-race maiden over hurdles but has hit the frame on a couple of occasions. Fourth of 19 beaten 1L on his latest start in a Down Royal maiden in June. Not one to underestimate given the amount of experience.

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4
511-12OR:
100/1

Gelding by Fair Mix. Dam related to several winners. Nothing of note in a couple of dour bumper and maiden hurdle efforts recently. Vast amount of improvement needed.

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5
511-12OR:
33/1

86-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer Michael Dods. In the right hands and market likely to reveal expectations on hurdling debut here.

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6
611-12OR: 123BF
6/4

Three-race maiden hurdler but has hit the frame on each start to date. Owner and trainer combination having a fine time of it this week at Ballybrit and is entitled to give a good account of himself.

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7
511-12OR:
100/1

Court Cave gelding who was never a factor when making his hurdling debut in a Cork 2m maiden before producing another dismal effort at Ballinrobe last month. Others preferred.

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8
511-12OR:
66/1

Stowaway gelding yet to complete in two point-to-point starts between December and March. Watching brief on debut, unlikely to be making significant impact in this contest.

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9
711-12OR: 96C
50/1

Running well in defeat in a number of starts on the Flat over the summer but the Footstepsinthesand geldings form over hurdles is still leaving plenty to be desired. Not in the form required to play a part.

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10
411-7OR: 108
18/1

Has caught the eye in two of his three starts over hurdles. Worth a check in the market representing a yard who landed the spoils in this race in 2016 with Jack The Wire and hit the frame with Shinghari 12 months later.

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11
411-7OR:
66/1

Unlikely to cause any degree of trouble after suffering a heavy defeat when seventh on debut at Cork before finishing 35L adrift of the winner at Ballinrobe last month. Others more appealing.

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12
411-7OR:
50/1

Modest 66-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer Ed Vaughan, with the Intello gelding earlier failing to make the grade for Sir Michael Stoute. Well held here on the level two days ago.

13
100/1

Nothing of note in three dismal bumper efforts for connections so far. Hard to fancy on overall evidence and others hold sturdier claims.

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14
411-7OR:
100/1

Well held when making no impression in three starts on the Flat and has not shown any hints of ability in a couple of innocuous maiden hurdle efforts to date. Sports a first-time hood and hard to place any faith in.

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15
411-7OR:
100/1

Without success in 21 starts on the Flat and made little impression on hurdling debut finishing 41L adrift of Lethal Steps here on Monday. Plenty to prove at present.

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17
411-7OR:
100/1

Was beaten a long way on his two hurdles starts so far when going off at 100/1 on both of those occasions. His best finish was ninth of 22 at Punchestown. Form on the Flat has been poor recently too. Not one that stands out.

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18
511-5OR: BF
5/1

Won a Kilbeggan bumper on soft ground in April when beating eight rivals 23L. Form on better ground has not been as good but still a leading player on hurdling debut given major connections.

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19
511-5OR: 88
66/1

Daughter of Vinnie Roe appears to be improving with every run over hurdles. Encouraging fourth of 15 at Ballinrobe last month and is one that could sneak in to a place in this contest.

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20
511-5OR:
6/4

Dual winner on the Flat in France for trainer Tony Castanheira. Not seen for two years so fitness can only be taken on trust but sure to be of interest on debut for leading trainer and jockey combination.

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Non-Runners

2
Exit Poll220
511-12OR: -
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
16
Top Moon140
411-7OR: -
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Triplicate511-127/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh

Betting

Forecast

Mr Everest (6/4), Estelle Ma Belle (6/4), Botani (5/1), Exit Poll (5/1), Born By The Sea (8/1), Top Moon (8/1), Brawler (18/1), Jon Ess (25/1), Mooltazem (33/1), Nasee (50/1), Serefeli (50/1), Scardura (66/1), Flooring Porter (66/1), Bridget Cottage (66/1), Stealth (100/1), Rockford Cave (100/1), Utalkintomeboy (100/1), Spittal Field (100/1), Mick Mixy (100/1), Rightplacerightime (100/1)

Verdict

MR EVEREST is taken to land the opener for owner and trainer combination of John Breslin and Tony Martin who have enjoyed a fantastic week so far. The six-year-old the mount of Davy Russell finished down the field on the Flat earlier in the week but can get off the mark at the fourth time of asking over hurdles at the expense of Top Moon for the Joseph O'Brien yard and Brawler, who looks primed for a big run. The Willie Mullins-trained Estelle Ma Belle and bumper winner Exit Poll are worthy of further consideration.
  1. Mr Everest
  2. Top Moon
  3. Brawler

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