16:05 Galway

Monday 30 October 2017

All13:1013:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:35
  • John Mulholland Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle
  • 2m 5f 124y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:05  |   Winning time: 5m 44.4s
1st
2
5/1
T: P NolanJ: D J McInerney (7)
Close up, 5th at 7th, progress to 3rd 3 out, closed in 2nd 2 out, travelled well to lead before last, ridden and kept on best under pressure run-in tchd 9/2
2nd
½
5
5/2f
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Towards rear, 10th after 7th, improved to 5th after 2 out, soon niggled along, headway to 2nd at last, ridden and kept on run-in, not match winner op 11/4
3rd
6
6
710-13
12/1
T: E BolgerJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division, 7th at 7th, good headway to 3rd 2 out where pecked slightly, travelled well before last, kept on same pace run-in, not trouble principals tchd 14/1
4th
1 ¾
12
12/1
T: P G KellyJ: A W Short (7)
Chased leaders, 6th at 7th, progress to 5th at last, soon ridden, kept on in 4th without threatening op 9/1
5th
2
7
610-13
6/1
T: J E KielyJ: Ruby Walsh
Towards rear, 11th after 7th, good headway to 6th at last, ridden and kept on run-in, never nearer op 8/1
6th
½
4
33/1
T: E BolgerJ: M A Enright
Towards rear, 13th after 7th, took closer order after 2 out, progress to 7th at last, kept on, never nearer op 25/1
7th
½
3
5/1
T: V HalleyJ: J J Slevin (3)
Tracked leader in close 2nd, led briefly at 8th, disputed at 9th, improved to lead before 2 out, under pressure and headed before last, no extra run-in op 13/2
8th
7 ½
8
7/1
T: E O'GradyJ: P T Enright
In rear, 12th after 7th, headway after 2 out, 9th at last, kept on same pace, no threat op 8/1
9th
hd
13
16/1
T: S J MahonJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, 4th at 7th, lost place after 2 out, weakened before last
10th
1 ¼
10
33/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Chased leaders, not fluent at 4th, progress to 3rd at 7th, 5th after 3 out, lost place after 2 out, weakened run-in
11th
nk
11
50/1
T: D HassettJ: B J Cooper
Rear of mid-division, 9th after 7th, weakened after 2 out
12th
12
1
33/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (7)
Soon led narrowly, briefly headed at 8th, disputed at 9th, headed and weakened before 2 out, eased before last
13th
¾
9
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Rear of mid-division, 8th after 7th, weakened after 2 out tchd 20/1
14th
76
14
99-10
25/1
T: D HowardJ: P A Gallagher (5)
Rear, mistake in 14th at 6th, not fluent at 9th, detached after 4 out, weakened and eased before 2 out, never a factor, completely tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.90Pl:€2.20, €1.60, €4.10EX:€24.10Trifecta:€244.40Tricast:€155.47SF:€19.15

Forecasts

Persistent (5/2), Mon Lino (5/1), Carrigmoorna Matt (5/1), Brave Out (6/1), Westerner Point (7/1), Auvergnat (12/1), Lizzies Champ (12/1), Freedom Statue (16/1), Turfmans Daughter (16/1), Fluspar (25/1), Josies Orders (33/1), From Eden (33/1), Captainofthefleet (33/1), He Is Top Class (50/1)

Verdict

PERSISTENT has landed the odds twice lately but has looked like he could be better still once stepped up in trip as he is today. He is definitely one to stay on the right side of for now and is worth backing again here. Re-opposing Carrigmoorna Matt has been placed in all four hurdle starts and is significantly better off at the weights with Persistent here so he must be a danger. Westerner Point had a fine season last year and he is respected with no obvious reason he can't pick up where he left off.
  1. Persistent
  2. Carrigmoorna Matt
  3. Westerner Point

Previous Winners

2016
Scoir Mear
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 6
7/2

Prize Money

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