19:55 Galway

Friday 3 August 2018

All17:1017:4518:1518:5019:2519:5520:25

    Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 111y  |   Yielding to Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:56  |   Winning time: 5m 34.8s
1st
Horse silk
10
5/1j
T: L P CusackJ: D F O'Regan
Rear of mid-division, headway after 3 out, went 2nd early run-in, ridden and some progress when stumbled slightly over 1f out, led 150 yards out, under pressure and kept on well op 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
1
2
711-9
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (3)
Soon led, asserted to go 6 lengths clear early run-in, ridden over 1f out and headed 150 yards out, under pressure and kept on one pace op 17/2 tchd 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
14
1010-9
8/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: R Deegan (5)
Towards rear, headway on outer approaching 2 out and went 3rd early run-in, soon ridden and closer over 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace inside final furlong op 15/2
4th
Horse silk
17
12
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, pushed along and slightly hampered 2 out, 8th early run-in, ridden to go moderate 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace op 17/2
5th
Horse silk
sh
22
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Tracked leaders, 3rd 6 out, pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden and no impression early run-in, no extra, kept on one pace final furlong op 18/1
6th
Horse silk
4
1
14/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Rear of mid-division on inner, slightly hampered on bend after 8th, hampered 5 out and detached next, some headway 2 out and 9th early run-in, kept on one pace op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
25/1
T: A MurrayJ: B Browne (5)
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway 5 out and 2nd 3 out, pushed along and slight mistake next, no extra run-in op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
7
20
14/1
T: J J HanlonJ: B Hayes
Rear of mid-division on outer, hampered 1st, pushed along and some headway after 3 out, ridden and no impression early run-in, no extra op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
8
17
20/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short (5)
Mid-division, some headway in 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression in 4th early run-in, no extra over 1f out op 22/1
10th
Horse silk
38
15
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Always towards rear, never a factor, mistake 6 out and detached before next, no extra, tailed off op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ½
8
22/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, losing place and slight mistake 3 out, no extra from next, weakened, tailed off op 20/1
12th
Horse silk
45
9
1010-13
33/1
T: D CullenJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 4th 3 out, pushed along and no impression approaching next, weakened, eased, completely tailed off op 50/1

Also Ran

BD
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division on inner, headway to track leaders halfway, brought down 5 out op 15/2
PU
Horse silk
4
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Rear of mid-division, badly hampered 5 out, behind and pulled up before next op 18/1 tchd 20/1
PU
Horse silk
5
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: I J McCarthy
Towards rear, slight mistake 6th, pushed along in rear after next, detached soon after halfway, behind and pulled up after 5 out op 18/1
UR
Horse silk
11
10/1
T: R J McGrathJ: D J Mullins
Jumped left in rear and unseated rider 1st op 14/1
F
Horse silk
13
5/1j
T: T MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Rear of mid-division on inner, some headway after halfway, hampered 5 out, 7th when fell 2 out op 9/2
PU
Horse silk
18
33/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: J S McGarvey
Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division halfway, no extra after 4 out, behind and pulled up before 2 out tchd 40/1
F
Horse silk
19
25/1
T: S J MahonJ: D Meyler
Tracked leader, slow 2nd, 2nd halfway, fell 5 out op 28/1
F
Horse silk
21
40/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division when fell 1st op 50/1

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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Eiri Na Casca12
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 9
T: D Hogan  J: S A Mulcahy
NR
6
Horse silk
Jarob24
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 11
T: G O'Loughlin  J: Mr C J Orr
NR
23
Horse silk
Concordin66
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 10
T: R Tyner  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.40Pl:€1.80, €2.90, €2.40, €2.50EX:€84.90Trifecta:€809.10Tricast:€355.17SF:€53.32

Forecasts

Snugsborough Benny (5/1), Spider Web (5/1), A Rated (8/1), Mine Now (8/1), Riviera Sun (8/1), Top Of The Town (8/1), Vieux Morvan (8/1), Miss Eyecatcher (10/1), Steel Wave (14/1), Road To Riches (14/1), Mighty Stowaway (14/1), Jarob (14/1), Attribution (16/1), Eiri Na Casca (16/1), Thunder And Roses (16/1), Fenlon's Hill (20/1), A Sizing Network (22/1), Killaro Boy (25/1), He Rock's (25/1), Dysios (33/1), Peoples Park (33/1), Baily Moon (40/1)

Verdict

Not for the faint hearted this one, Snugsborough Benny was well-backed at Limerick last time and might well have obliged had he got going sooner. He's respected alongside Spider Web who has shown good form recently. Forgiving A Rated a no-show last time is deemed the correct course of action, he can bounce back, while last year's winner Riviera Sun should be fitter for his reappearance. Gordon Elliott's ability to improve one could be demonstrated with TOP OF THE TOWN, who has been going along quietly over hurdles since joining the yard and could be set for a big tilt here under Davy Russell, who steered him to his sole chase win last year.
  1. Top Of The Town
  2. Snugsborough Benny
  3. Spider Web

Previous Winners

2017
Riviera Sun
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 8
16/1

Prize Money

1st: €18,450.002nd: €5,700.003rd: €2,700.004th: €1,200.005th: €450.00

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