17:20 Galway

Monday 31 July 2017

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  • 4YO only  |   2m 130y  |   Yielding  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:21  |   Winning time: 3m 58.5s
1st
Horse silk
1
4/9f
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Prominent, soon 2nd, stumbled slightly 6th, closed up approaching 2 out where slight mistake, on terms from before straight, led run-in, stayed on well to soon assert, comfortably op 2/5 tchd 4/11
2nd
Horse silk
5
3
11/4
T: H De BromheadJ: A E Lynch
Led, pressed and joined from before straight, headed run-in, soon no extra, one pace op 5/2
3rd
Horse silk
16
6
411-0
9/1
T: D K WeldJ: B J Cooper
Held up towards rear, progress to chase leaders from 3 out, soon 3rd, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, one pace tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
3
5
20/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders, soon 4th, no impression and one pace from before 2 out
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
7
28/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Took keen hold early, held up, 7th after 4th, last at 5th, slight mistakes 6th and 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
5 ½
4
14/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (7)
In rear, closer in 5th after 4th, slight mistake 6th, no impression approaching 2 out, slight mistake last and no extra op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
33/1
T: T ClearyJ: P E Corbett (3)
Held up, bumped 3rd and rider briefly in difficulties after, 6th after 4th, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra
8th
Horse silk
77
8
100/1
T: J LarkinJ: C D Maxwell
Took keen hold early, not jump well, chased leaders, soon 3rd, weakened approaching 2 out, completely tailed off

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Nessun Dorma37
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: W P Mullins  J: Ruby Walsh
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.30Pl:€1.02, €1.02, €3.50EX:€1.90Trifecta:€7.50SF:€2.34

Forecasts

Le Richebourg (4/9), Nessun Dorma (9/4), Twobeelucky (11/4), Aydoun (9/1), Father Mattie (14/1), From Eden (20/1), Storm Rising (28/1), Bracklin Princess (33/1), Zauffaly (100/1)

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien will have a good handle on the worth of Nessun Dorma's latest win at Galway and, while the mount of Ruby Walsh has to be respected, there are solid grounds for siding with LE RICHEBOURG, who is fancied to get the Galway Festival off to a flyer. The selection has improved for the switch to racing over timber and appears to have been presented with a good opportunity to enhance his profile. Twobeelucky and From Eden do their bit to make this an intriguing curtain raiser to the action, while support for Aydoun would have to be taken on trust as he has a bit to prove in making his debut over hurdles at this high-profile level.
  1. Le Richebourg
  2. Nessun Dorma
  3. Twobeelucky

Prize Money

1st: €12,320.002nd: €3,820.003rd: €1,821.004th: €820.005th: €321.00

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