18:50 Downpatrick

Friday 18 May 2018

All17:4518:1518:5019:2019:5520:2520:55

Paddy Galbraith Memorial Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

2m 5f 100y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:50  |   Winning time: 5m 25.2s

1st
4
14/1
T: M C GrassickJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division early, 8th halfway, soon headway, progress to challenge from before last, quickly led and asserted, stayed on well, easily tchd 16/1
2nd
6
2
11/10f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along 6th, soon under pressure, not match winner and kept on same pace from last, 2nd near line op Evens tchd 6/5
3rd
nk
9
50/1
T: R K WatsonJ: A Ring (3)
Soon led, joined from before last where slight mistake, quickly headed and no impression, one pace and dropped to 3rd near line
4th
6 ½
13
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division early, 7th halfway, pushed along 6th, improved to be prominent when slight mistake 2 out, on terms from before last, soon headed and no impression op 12/1
5th
nse
8
10/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Soon towards rear and pushed along at stages from early, some headway but no impression from before 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in
6th
½
14
710-12
33/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (5)
Mid-division early, 9th halfway, chased leaders and kept on same pace from 2 out
7th
nk
11
611-1
7/1
T: Yvonne LattaJ: D J McInerney (5)
Prominent, 2nd halfway, no extra from before last op 13/2
8th
2
7
16/1
T: A OliverJ: A E Lynch
Prominent, 5th halfway, slight mistake 2 out, no extra from before last
9th
nk
5
20/1
T: J R FinnJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, 12th halfway, headway from before 2 out, soon one pace tchd 25/1
10th
½
3
7/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: T N Brett (7)
Held up, 11th halfway, slight mistake 2 out, soon headway but one pace between last 2 op 10/1
11th
11
12
33/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Mid-division early, 10th halfway, no extra from 2 out op 28/1
12th
29
10
16/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: I J McCarthy
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, under pressure 7th, soon lost position and no danger, tailed off op 20/1
13th
53
1
14/1
T: T GibneyJ: J M Moore
Held up, 13th halfway, dropped to last and no impression from 7th, completely tailed off op 12/1

Also Ran

UR
6
40/1
T: J C McConnellJ: P J McGrath (7)
Held up, rider without irons from 2nd, unseated rider before 5th
PU
15
33/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: C D Timmons (3)
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra when not fluent 2 out, pulled up before last

Video Replay

Non-Runners

17
Don't Be Hasty196
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: J J Lambe  J: Reserve 2
16
King Christophe4
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 6
T: R K Watson  J: Reserve 1
18
Stoughan Cross17
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 9
T: T Gibney  J: Reserve 3
Betting

Forecast

Crown Of Thorns (11/10), Stoughan Cross (11/2), Dry Run (7/1), Balofilo (7/1), Aquarian (10/1), King Christophe (12/1), King Of Aran (14/1), Thisonesforollie (14/1), McCrackens Gate (14/1), Touchedbyanangel (16/1), Yeats Baby (16/1), Coldstonesober (20/1), Don't Be Hasty (25/1), Shipwreck (33/1), Grande Waltz (33/1), The Crane Man (33/1), Montys Angel (40/1), Folly Dat (50/1)

Verdict
The Noel Meade-trained CROWN OF THORNS can build on two encouraging displays since returning to the track last month and will appreciate the slight drop in trip here. Aquarian, who makes his handicap debut here in first-time cheekpieces and King Of Aran, winner here on last hurdle start can follow the selection home.
  1. Crown Of Thorns
  2. Aquarian
  3. King Of Aran

Previous Winners

2017
Station Closed
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 9
Weight: 10-11  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: D F O'Regan
  |  
T: G Elliott
16/1
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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