15:55 Galway Sun 4 August 2019

  • Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Handicap (Premier Handicap)
  • 7f, Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner€70,800.002nd€22,801.003rd€10,800.004th€4,800.005th€2,400.006th€1,200.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 27.92sOff time:15:56:09
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1
(10)
49-12OR: 103
25/1

Won a 1m2f handicap and 1m Listed race at the Curragh this season before struggling the last twice off a career-high mark (including here on Tuesday). Others likely better handicapped at present.

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2
(11)
89-9OR: 100D
20/1

British raider. Won a class 2 handicap and Grade 3 last year and a Listed race back in March. On a high enough mark at present so may be vulnerable but perfectly capable of being involved if he gets a fast pace to aim at.

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4
(7)
Saltonstallp,t5(ex 7)
59-5OR: 89CD
3/1

Gets a 7lb penalty for winning the big handicap here on Tuesday but that still leaves him on a perfectly winnable mark. Has won over this distance and likely to be involved, however is better suited by further.

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5
(3)
39-3OR: 100
8/1

Disappointed when last behind Saltonstall here on Tuesday following back-to-back wins. Concern he sweated up beforehand but there's a chance he'll bounce back from a far kinder draw.

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6
(13)
39-2OR: 99D
14/1

British raider. Won three times as a juvenile, including in a 1m Listed contest in France last September. Finished in mid-division in the Britannia Stakes before a career best win at Haydock on quick ground. Up 3lb and poor draw but capable.

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7
(8)
39-0OR: 97BFD
12/1

British raider. Disappointed over 6f at Newmarket this year but the best two runs of his career have come over this distance this year with a Lingfield (AW) win and a Sandown second. More to offer back up in trip and a contender.

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8
(15)
49-0OR: 91D
8/1

Very good third to Saltonstall on Tuesday over 1m0.5f. Remains on a competitive mark and drop in distance isn't a concern. However very poorly drawn and others preferred on that basis.

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9
(12)
58-13OR: 90D
16/1

British raider. Ran a fine third at Newmarket over this distance in June but has been most disappointing in two starts since. Could have been better drawn and a bit to prove now.

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10
(2)
78-12OR: 89BFCD
14/1

Goes well fresh and duly returned from a short break with a win over this trip at Fairyhouse in July. Disappointed up in trip last time and looks weighted up to his best right now. Others likely better handicapped.

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11
(5)
98-12OR: 89
16/1

Winner off 8lb lower over a mile at Killarney last month and as a former sprinter, the drop in trip is no concern. However ran poorly here on Thursday off this mark and may well find life tough again.

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12
(4)
48-12OR: 89D
5/1

Britisg raider. Finished a good fourth to Saltonstall here on Tuesday over 1m0.5f and this is arguably his ideal distance. Racing off an attractive mark at present and handed a good draw to attack from. Likely to be involved again.

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13
(16)
48-11OR: 88CD
20/1

Maiden winner on soft ground over this C&D in October last year and followed it up with a good second on handicap and season debut. Below par the last twice and likely to need plenty of rain. Poorly drawn.

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14
(14)
48-11OR: 88
14/1

Not disgraced when seventh to Saltonstall here on Tuesday following back-to-back wins over 1m2f. Wide draw to overcome and may well find this drop in trip very much on the sharp side.

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15
(6)
38-9OR: 92
14/1

Listowel winner over 6.5f before struggling in tough asks in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and back in a strong Curragh handicap. Remains lightly raced so could kick on again and not one to give up on yet.

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16
(9)
38-8OR: 91
12/1

Won a Navan handicap in March and now 21lb higher having finished sixth in the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown and a running on fifth in a 6f Listed race at Naas. The mark requires more but the trip should prove ideal.

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17
(18)
68-11OR: 88D
20/1

Enjoying a good season on turf in winning two from four starts. Won in a decent time at Limerick and this extra half furlong is ideal. Drawn wide. First reserve.

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Non-Runners

3
(19)
Marshall Jennings5
79-9OR: 100
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: T P Madden
18
(17)
Baraweez5
98-11OR: 88
T: B EllisonJ: Reserve 2
19
(1)
Aussie Valentine5
88-11OR: 88
T: A McGuinnessJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
2Safe Voyage59-97/1Full Result
T: J J QuinnJ: S P Davis

Betting

Forecast

Saltonstall (3/1), Rufus King (5/1), Turnberry Isle (8/1), Quizical (8/1), Magical Wish (12/1), Madam Seamstress (12/1), Marshall Jennings (12/1), On A Session (14/1), Magnetic North (14/1), Katiymann (14/1), Certain Lad (14/1), Master Speaker (16/1), Apex King (16/1), Baraweez (16/1), Laughifuwant (20/1), Hit The Silk (20/1), Above The Rest (20/1), Insignia Of Rank (25/1), Aussie Valentine (25/1)

Verdict

Saltonstall was a big winner here on Tuesday and had a few of these rivals trailing behind him. They include RUFUS KING who is taken to be better suited by the drop in distance and continue the trend of Britsih-trained winners dating back to 2014. Magical Wish is another from overseas with a big chance and his profile suggests he may develop into a specialist at this distance while fellow raider Certain Lad should be in the mix. Madam Seamstress is one to note up in distance and although she's on a technically high mark, she's coming off the back of a clear career best.
  1. Rufus King
  2. Magical Wish
  3. Saltonstall

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