14:30 Galway

Saturday 5 August 2017

All14:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:2517:55

O'Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle

2m 150y  |   Soft  |   19 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:31  |   Winning time: 4m 8.5s

1st
9
411-7
13/2
T: D K WeldJ: B J Cooper
Chased leader, 8th after 4th, improved to 6th after 3 out, travelled well into 3rd after 2 out, headway to lead narrowly at last, ridden and asserted run-in, stayed on well op 6/1
2nd
6
10
411-7
11/8f
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Prominent, 5th after 4th, improved to 4th after 3 out, headway to be on terms 2 out, close 2nd after 2 out, led approaching straight, headed at last, kept on same pace op 6/4
3rd
6 ½
7
511-12
4/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Tracked leader, 6th after 4th, 5th after 3 out, pushed along in 4th after 2 out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in op 5/1
4th
2 ¾
8
14/1
T: S J MahonJ: R T Dunne
Disputed, headed after 1st, 2nd after 4th, 3rd 3 out, progress to lead narrowly before 2 out where joined, led narrowly after 2 out, soon headed, no extra, dropped to 4th run-in tchd 12/1
5th
16
17
80/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (7)
Towards rear, 14th after 4th, no impression on leaders before 2 out, some headway to 8th at last, kept on, never on terms op 66/1
6th
4 ¾
15
9/2
T: H De BromheadJ: A E Lynch
Disputed, headed after 1st, 3rd after 4th, 2nd 3 out, on terms 2 out, dropped to 5th and pushed along after 2 out, weakened before last op 11/2
7th
3 ¾
3
33/1
T: Ian O'ConnorJ: K J Brouder (7)
Prominent, 4th after 4th, dropped to 9th after 3 out, no extra from 2 out
8th
1 ¼
16
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, 13th after 4th, no impression on leaders before 2 out, kept on one pace op 12/1
9th
¾
13
411-7
80/1
T: Norman LeeJ: M A Enright
Rear of mid-division, 12th after 4th, progress to 10th after 3 out, no impression on leaders 2 out, kept on one pace
10th
1
1
911-12
50/1
T: F CostelloJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Chased leader, 7th after 4th, lost place before 2 out, no extra
11th
5
4
100/1
T: W J BurkeJ: J J Burke
Tracked leader, 9th after 4th, 8th after 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 66/1
12th
16
6
511-12
20/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: B T O'Connell
Towards rear, 15th after 4th, no impression, eased after 2 out op 16/1
13th
4 ½
22
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, 11th after 4th, no impression before 2 out, eased before last
14th
1 ¼
19
66/1
T: Michael E HallinanJ: B Browne (7)
Prominent, led after 1st, 2 lengths clear at 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened 2 out
15th
7 ½
2
25/1
T: David KellyJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leader, 10th after 4th, no impression, eased before 2 out op 33/1
16th
1
18
40/1
T: G J PowerJ: D E Mullins
Towards rear, 16th after 4th, no headway, never a factor
17th
10
20
100/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
In rear, 19th after 4th, detached and under pressure after 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 66/1
18th
55
12
100/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: P T Enright
Rear, 17th after 4th, detached and under pressure after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
11
100/1
T: N C KellyJ: R Loughran
In rear, 18th after 4th, detached and mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

5
Mountain Rock23
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: A Keatley  J: D N Russell
14
Motcomb Street3
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: J J Hanlon  J: Rachael Blackmore
21
Black Allstar
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 1
23
Balinaboola Steel2
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: G J Power  J: Reserve 3
Betting

Forecast

Big Ben (11/8), Mountain Rock (11/4), Shinghari (4/1), Tarazani (9/2), Aydoun (13/2), Whenthewindblows (14/1), The Major General (14/1), Motcomb Street (16/1), Roskelton (20/1), Ballinahow Bill (25/1), Bere Haven (33/1), Black Allstar (33/1), Balinaboola Steel (33/1), Ochto Milano (40/1), Bad Cigar (50/1), Bard Of Armagh (66/1), Shramore Lady (66/1), Musical Ava (80/1), Katbart (80/1), Lucky Robin (100/1), Grallagh (100/1), Fly De Megaudais (100/1), Dubai Flyer (100/1)

Verdict
Mixed bags of pace around here, with possibly, Whenthewindblows leading the field in the early stages with Aydoun, Shramore Lady and Ballinhow Bill not far off the pace. Aydoun, third of eight on hurdling debut on Monday, here, under the same jockey, and Mountain Rock can go well, but preference is for, BIG BEN, who has a fine pedigree and can make his presence felt back from lay-off.
  1. Big Ben
  2. Mountain Rock
  3. Aydoun
Prize Money
1st:
€9,856.00
2nd:
€3,056.00
3rd:
€1,455.00
4th:
€656.00
5th:
€256.00

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