14:30 Galway

Saturday 4 August 2018

All14:0014:3015:0515:3516:1016:4517:2017:55

Betway Maiden

1m 73y  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:33  |   Winning time: 1m 45.4s

1st
5
(4)
5/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway entering straight and ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home op 11/4 tchd 3/1
2nd
¾
17
(1)
7/1
T: M O'CallaghanJ: G P Halpin
Pushed along early and soon led, ridden entering straight, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home op 10/1
3rd
½
7
(16)
16/1
T: J M OxxJ: C T Keane
Led early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, pushed along 2f out and ridden over 1f out, under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong op 14/1
4th
3 ¾
13
(11)
8/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and some headway on outer entering straight, ridden and no impression in 4th final furlong, kept on one pace op 9/1
5th
hd
12
(5)
5/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, pushed along 2f out and some headway in 5th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong op 6/1 tchd 13/2
6th
¾
16
(9)
20/1
T: Michael MulvanyJ: G F Carroll
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway on inner in 9th early straight, switched left inside final furlong and kept on
7th
2 ½
10
(3)
25/1
T: D BunyanJ: W J Lee
Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra inside final furlong and carried left 100 yards out, kept on one pace op 28/1
8th
½
8
(14)
9/4f
T: D K WeldJ: D P McDonogh
Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression over 1f out, slightly hampered 100 yards out, kept on one pace op 2/1 tchd 15/8
9th
nk
9
(18)
39-5
50/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: J A Heffernan
Broke well, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression in 5th entering straight, no extra inside final furlong
10th
6
11
(10)
100/1
T: P J F MurphyJ: R P Whelan
Rear of mid-division, some headway on inner approaching straight, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
11th
1 ¾
14
(6)
39-5
25/1
T: J M OxxJ: N G McCullagh
Dwelt, rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra op 33/1
12th
nk
18
(15)
100/1
T: G WebbJ: S P Davis (7)
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression on outer after halfway, no extra
13th
1 ¼
3
(13)
100/1
T: Miss A MooneyJ: P B Beggy
Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, kept on one pace final furlong
14th
1 ¾
1
(8)
100/1
T: G B CaldwellJ: D M Redmond (5)
Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out
15th
20
6
(12)
100/1
T: J GeogheganJ: O J Orr (3)
Mid-division on outer, pushed along and lost place after halfway, no extra, eased inside final furlong, tailed off
16th
15
2
(7)
100/1
T: R P McNamaraJ: D N Curran (10)
Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along after halfway and detached entering straight, eased final furlong, tailed off op 66/1
17th
12
4
(17)
50/1
T: D EnglishJ: R P Cleary
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, weakened approaching straight, soon detached and eased over 1f out, tailed off op 66/1

Also Ran

SU
15
(2)
66/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: R P Downey
Tracked leaders on inner, mid-division halfway, soon stumbled and slipped up

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Betting

Forecast

Jassaar (9/4), Astronomer (5/2), Shifted Strategy (5/1), Quinns Red Rose (7/1), Spirit Of Big Bang (8/1), Fridtjof Nansen (16/1), Grasping At Straws (20/1), Midnight Drummer (25/1), Velsen (25/1), Kashid (50/1), Crimping (50/1), Freda May (66/1), Mr Whoppit (100/1), Talk Now (100/1), Recommendation (100/1), Not Now Bernard (100/1), Emperor Of Fashion (100/1), Power Of Ten (100/1)

Verdict
The experienced Shifted Strategy sets the standard here particularly as one of very few who has soft ground form but he usually finds one or two too good and that could well be the case here. Aidan O'Brien's ASTRONOMER gets the nod. This expensive purchase by Galileo ran well on debut and given O'Brien's horses tend to improve significantly for their first run he gets the nod. Also of interest is Fridtjof Nansen who ran his best race to date last time out, that form should put him in the thick of things here.
  1. Astronomer
  2. Shifted Strategy
  3. Fridtjof Nansen

Previous Winners

2017
Perfect Soldier
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: S P Davis
  |  
T: M O'Callaghan
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
€10,472.00
2nd:
€3,246.00
3rd:
€1,547.00
4th:
€697.00
5th:
€272.00

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