14:05 Galway

Tuesday 9 October 2018

All14:0514:4015:1515:4516:1516:5017:20
  • Mervue Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 2f 212y  |   Yielding (Good in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 4m 38.3s
1st
15
5/2
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division and 7th from halfway, closer in 5th from 3 out, improved to challenge on outer before last and soon led, kept on well close home, comfortably op 7/2 tchd 9/4
2nd
1 ½
2
611-12
2/1f
T: A FlemingJ: K M Donoghue
Chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, pushed along in 4th from 2 out and switched to outer before last, ridden run-in and kept on well into 2nd, not threatening winner op 9/4 tchd 5/2
3rd
3 ¼
10
511-12
8/1
T: N MeadeJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders and not fluent at times, 4th from halfway, took closer order from 3 out and disputed lead before next where mistake, pushed along before last where mistake and soon headed, no impression and dropped to 3rd run-in op 7/1
4th
3
16
611-5
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr A McMahon (7)
Led, not fluent 3 out and headed before next, soon dropped to 5th and pushed along, no impression from last and kept on into 4th run-in op 10/1
5th
2 ¼
13
5/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead before 2 out, pushed along before last and soon headed, ridden and no impression run-in, dropped to 5th close home op 9/4
6th
21
5
66/1
T: J MorrisonJ: M A Enright
Mid-division and 9th from halfway, jumped left 3 out and soon some progress into 7th, no impression from 2 out and kept on into moderate 6th run-in
7th
¾
8
100/1
T: B T MurphyJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division and 6th from halfway, no impression from 2 out and dropped to 7th run-in
8th
10
6
100/1
T: S J MahonJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders and 5th from halfway, lost place from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next
9th
nk
11
611-12
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division and 8th from halfway, not fluent 4 out, pushed along in 9th after next, soon no impression and kept on same pace
10th
4 ¼
3
100/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: K J Brouder (7)
Towards rear, not fluent 6th, 14th from halfway, pushed along in 11th from 3 out and soon no impression
11th
9 ½
9
66/1
T: J J WalshJ: Mr S Cavanagh (7)
Towards rear and 12th from halfway, ridden in 10th after 3 out and no impression before next op 50/1
12th
14
1
100/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, mistake 2nd, jumped left at times, 10th from halfway, ridden before 3 out and soon no impression
13th
11
12
50/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (3)
Mid-division early, not fluent 2nd and soon dropped towards rear, 13th from halfway, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along and no impression op 100/1 tchd 40/1
14th
15
14
100/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: A E Lynch
Towards rear and not fluent 1st, impeded 2nd, reminders in 11th from halfway, pushed along from 3 out and soon no impression, tailed off
15th
9 ½
4
100/1
T: S J MahonJ: G N Fox
Towards rear and not fluent 1st, in rear from halfway, pushed along and no impression from 3 out, tailed off

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Non-Runners

7
Fortune Street287
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: P Nolan  J: B J Cooper
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.70Pl:€1.50, €1.10, €2.30EX:€8.90Trifecta:€37.50SF:€8.29

Forecasts

Bakmaj (2/1), Sancta Simona (5/2), Diamond Hill (5/2), Momus (8/1), Suinda (12/1), Steel Cap (20/1), Fortune Street (20/1), Amber And Black (50/1), Crimson Chief (66/1), Live Every Day (66/1), Kilchreest Moon (100/1), Flattothemat (100/1), Ballon Onabudget (100/1), Avec Espoir (100/1), Ourbitontheside (100/1), Captain Doran (100/1)

Verdict

Trainer Willie Mullins holds a number of keys to the winner of the opener here and his J P McManus-owned SANCTA SIMONA is taken to get off the mark on hurdling debut here from stablemates, Suinda, who is expected to improve sooner rather than later and Galway festival winner on the Flat, Diamond Hill. The Barry Connell-owned Bakmaj and Noel Meade's Momus are deserving of consideration.
  1. Sancta Simona
  2. Diamond Hill
  3. Bakmaj

Previous Winners

2017
The Rory Story
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
8/1

Prize Money

1st: €8,008.002nd: €2,483.003rd: €1,183.004th: €533.005th: €208.00
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