15:35 Galway

Saturday 4 August 2018

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Ardilaun Hotel Handicap (55-75)

7f  |   Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:37  |   Winning time: 1m 27.84s

1st
2
(16)
9/2f
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: G M Ryan (7)
Soon led, ridden entering straight and asserted to go 3 lengths clear over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong op 5/1 tchd 11/2
2nd
5
4
(6)
14/1
T: D EnglishJ: S M Mooney (10)
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along 2f out and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
3rd
½
8
(1)
6/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: R P Whelan
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong tchd 13/2
4th
2 ½
1
(5)
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: D E Hogan (7)
Held up towards rear, switched left 1f out, ridden and kept on well outer to go 4th close home, nearest at finish op 12/1
5th
½
3
(4)
22/1
T: T J O'MaraJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division on inner, pushed along approaching straight and 5th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 20/1
6th
½
7
(14)
10/1
T: D K WeldJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in rear of mid-division approaching straight, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, never a factor op 8/1
7th
1 ½
14
(7)
22/1
T: D MarnaneJ: C D Hayes
Edged left from stalls, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression early straight, no extra, kept on one pace final furlong op 20/1
8th
nk
10
(8)
20/1
T: Denis HoganJ: A M Glynn (10)
Slightly hampered from stalls, towards rear, never a factor, switched left early straight and not clear run inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 33/1
9th
hd
11
(12)
10/1
T: E LynamJ: O J Orr (3)
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 12/1
10th
nk
16
(3)
33/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: G P Halpin
Towards rear on inner, never a factor, pushed along in rear of mid-division approaching straight, no impression and kept on one pace op 40/1
11th
hd
5
(2)
7/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Mid-division, pushed along and some headway approaching straight, ridden and no impression in 7th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 8/1
12th
2
17
12/1
T: A SlatteryJ: B M Coen (7)
Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, short of room close home tchd 10/1
13th
5 ½
13
(9)
5/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C T Keane
Dwelt, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression on outer approaching straight, no extra and eased inside final furlong op 6/1
14th
9 ½
6
(11)
8/1
T: B NolanJ: L T McAteer (7)
Tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden and wide on home bend, soon no extra, eased final furlong op 9/1

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Non-Runners

19
Nam10
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 4
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 3
9
(10)
Hasselnott4
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 5
T: J F Levins  J: D W O'Connor
15
(13)
Enzani10
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 7
T: G Elliott  J: G F Carroll
18
Lonely The Brave66
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 4
T: J McAuley  J: Reserve 2
12
(15)
Final Treat5
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: A McGuinness  J: W J Lee
Betting

Forecast

Truffles (9/2), Guanabara Bay (5/1), Beau Satchel (6/1), Dance Emperor (7/1), Keep Believing (8/1), Stormy Belle (10/1), Rock Sound (10/1), Ice Storm (10/1), Nam (10/1), Namazee (12/1), Enzani (12/1), Final Treat (12/1), Dance Alone (14/1), Hasselnott (16/1), Cyrus Dallin (20/1), Anfaass (22/1), Settle For Red (22/1), Bonnie Baugh (33/1), Lonely The Brave (33/1)

Verdict
TRUFFLES fairly bolted up over C&D earlier in the week beating several of these rivals in the process. She has to saddle a 6lb penalty here but that may not be enough to deny her if in the same vein of form so she is the selection here. Rock Sound is one potential fly in the ointment. This Dermot Weld three-year-old is very unexposed but has a win under his belt already. There are plenty of others with claims including Keep Believing who had been in good form prior to his saddle slipping last time out.
  1. Truffles
  2. Rock Sound
  3. Keep Believing

Previous Winners

2017
Bubbly Bellini
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 10
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 10  |  
J: C T Keane
  |  
T: A McGuinness
20/1
Prize Money
1st:
€10,472.00
2nd:
€3,246.00
3rd:
€1,547.00
4th:
€697.00
5th:
€272.00

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