14:25 Galway

Monday 18 September 2017

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  • Galway 2020 Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 110y  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:27  |   Winning time: 4m 7.1s
1st
8
411-8
1/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Disputed early, led 2nd, pressed last, pushed out to assert run-in, comfortably op 4/7
2nd
5
2
5/1
T: A MaguireJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, progress into mid-division after 3rd, improved into 5th after 3 out, 4th entering straight, ridden from last, stayed on run-in into 2nd close home tchd 9/2
3rd
½
10
11/2
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leaders, mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, progress into 2nd and pressed leader when slight mistake last, ridden and no impression run-in, lost 2nd close home
4th
6 ½
4
511-12
12/1
T: G J PowerJ: D E Mullins
Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, soon led and disputed, headed 2nd, remained close up and ran freely, left and slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 3rd last, kept on one pace run-in
5th
½
9
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 6th, ridden 2 out, no impression before last where slight mistake, kept on one pace op 10/1
6th
13
6
100/1
T: I MaddenJ: R A Doyle (5)
Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th after 3 out, 6th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace
7th
4
12
511-5
33/1
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, soon mid-division, improved into 4th before 5th, ridden and no extra 2 out
8th
11
7
33/1
T: J E KielyJ: L P Dempsey
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra from next tchd 50/1
9th
8 ½
1
50/1
T: Bernard CrowleyJ: B Hayes
Mid-division best, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra from next
10th
4 ¼
3
66/1
T: J F RobinsonJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division early, towards rear halfway. ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra tchd 100/1
11th
13
5
511-12
100/1
T: Mrs M DanagherJ: L P Flynn (3)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra
12th
1 ¾
11
66/1
T: P G KellyJ: A W Short (7)
Always towards rear, ridden in rear 3 out, soon no extra

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.40Pl:€1.02, €1.70, €1.60EX:€4.20Trifecta:€10.50SF:€3.94

Forecasts

Stratum (1/2), Gagas Horse (5/1), Youghal By The Sea (11/2), Pass Hymn (12/1), The Major General (12/1), Tizme (33/1), Fair Play To You (33/1), Bold Frost (50/1), Harvey Wallbanger (66/1), Lakeside Pearl (66/1), Divin Desir (100/1), Paulie C (100/1)

Verdict

The ex-John Gosden runner Stratum was picked up for decent money by connections and is sure to be popular on debut for Mullins/Walsh. His Flat exploits entitle him to plenty respect and he's certain to be well schooled, but his price will surely reflect all of that. YOUGHAL BY THE SEA showed a really good attitude to win his bumper at Bellewstown last month and could be capable of a strong showing now meeting flights for the first time and is taken to give the likely favourite something to think about. Gagas Horse and The Major General, somewhat unlucky last time, are others to be noted.
  1. Youghal By The Sea
  2. Stratum
  3. The Major General

Prize Money

1st: €8,007.002nd: €2,483.003rd: €1,183.004th: €534.005th: €208.00
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