16:35 Galway

Thursday 2 August 2018

All13:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1517:50

    Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 11y  |   Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:35  |   Winning time: 3m 45.0s
1st
Horse silk
1
511-7
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Led early, tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, headway when not fluent 2 out, progress to lead early run-in, ridden and kept on well op 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
12
711-0
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 2 out, led briefly when mistake last, soon headed and no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
11
20/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead approaching 2 out, pushed along and headed last, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
2
511-5
33/1
T: I JardineJ: D F O'Regan
Towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 4th and jumped right last, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace
5th
Horse silk
3 ½
10
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, headway after 3 out, 5th and mistake next, soon ridden and no impression from before last, kept on one pace op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
2
4
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along 2 out and no impression when slightly hampered last, kept on one pace run-in op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
½
8
9/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace op 11/2
8th
Horse silk
nk
13
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace run-in
9th
Horse silk
nk
3
11/2
T: J J WalshJ: Rachael Blackmore
Towards rear, some headway on outer in mid-division before 3 out, pushed along and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace in straight op 6/1
10th
Horse silk
hd
19
810-10
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M A Enright
Tracked leaders, headway to lead 3rd, 5 lengths clear when mistake 4 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last
11th
Horse silk
1
16
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, slow 5th and in rear 3 out, some headway on outer approaching next, kept on one pace
12th
Horse silk
2
20
14/1
T: J J QuinnJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on inner, pushed along after 2 out and no impression before last, no extra run-in tchd 16/1
13th
Horse silk
7 ½
9
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Katie O'Farrell (5)
Towards rear, some headway before 3 out, pushed along and no impression 2 out, no extra op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ¾
21
1110-10
50/1
T: A J MartinJ: E O'Connell
Always towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: D J McInerney (3)
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in rear of mid-division after 3 out, no extra op 25/1
16th
Horse silk
½
6
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no extra after 3 out op 12/1
17th
Horse silk
19
18
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, no extra, eased run-in
18th
Horse silk
2 ½
7
50/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: D Meyler
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along before next and soon no extra, weakened, eased op 66/1
19th
Horse silk
25
17
510-13
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: N P Madden
Prominent and led after 1st, headed 3rd and 2nd halfway, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, eased, tailed off op 28/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
14
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Rear of mid-division, in rear and pulled up after 4th op 33/1

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Non-Runners

23
Horse silk
Top Othe Ra21
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 10
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 3
NR
15
Horse silk
Ancient Sands33
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 10
T: J E Kiely  J: B Hayes
NR
22
Horse silk
On The Go Again6
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 5
T: M Mulvany  J: Reserve 2
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€18.10Pl:€3.90, €3.70, €6.20, €8.80EX:€218.80Trifecta:€3,415.20Tricast:€2,907.16SF:€144.05

Forecasts

Whiskey Sour (9/2), Davids Charm (11/2), Max Dynamite (8/1), Cartwright (10/1), Sharjah (12/1), Blazer (12/1), Le Richebourg (12/1), Good Thyne Tara (12/1), Voix Du Reve (12/1), Project Bluebook (14/1), Tigris River (14/1), Leoncavallo (20/1), Jer's Girl (20/1), On The Go Again (25/1), The Game Changer (25/1), Bedrock (33/1), Ivanovich Gorbatov (33/1), Plinth (33/1), Monarch (33/1), Top Othe Ra (33/1), Ancient Sands (33/1), Ted Veale (50/1), Don't Touch It (50/1)

Verdict

Tigris River bids to become the first back-to-back winner of this race in 35 years, while owner JP McManus isn't short on ammunition and it is noted that Barry Geraghty opts to partner Le Richebourg. Jer's Girl has been highly-tried in two Grade 1 races this year and is interesting tried in a handicap while Monarch is a potential improver. Whiskey Sour knows his way around Ballybrit and has been very consistent over timber, he may be the pick of the Mullins team, ahead of Good Thyne Tara. LEONCAVALLO was good enough to finish fifth in a Triumph Hurdle and, following an easy success at Ludlow in May could land this for a shrewd British yard.
  1. Leoncavallo
  2. Whiskey Sour
  3. Monarch

Previous Winners

2017
Tigris River
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: €177,000.002nd: €56,999.003rd: €27,000.004th: €11,999.005th: €6,000.006th: €3,000.00

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