14:00 Galway

Thursday 1 August 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:3017:59

    Guinness Beginners Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 6f 111y  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 5m 35.4s
1st
Horse silk
1
611-12
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Made all, ran freely, extended lead to 4 lengths at 9th, reduced advantage 2 out and strongly pressed after last, ridden over 1f out and kept on well to assert closing stages op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
3
1/1f
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 9th, 3rd 3 out, pushed along and no impression early run-in, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong to go 2nd close home op 11/8 tchd 6/4 and 10/11
3rd
Horse silk
¾
4
611-12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, 4th halfway, progress 4 out and went 2nd before next, closer 2 out and challenged early run-in, ridden and no impression inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd close home tchd 13/2
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: N P Madden
Towards rear, progress 5 out, 4th after 3 out, pushed along early run-in and no impression from over 1f out, no extra closing stages op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
16
5
6/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 9th, slight mistake next and soon ridden in 6th, no extra after 3 out, kept on one pace run-in op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
2
11/1
T: S J MahonJ: K J Brouder (5)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 5th after 3 out and no impression approaching next, soon no extra tchd 10/1
7th
Horse silk
54
8
66/1
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: P E Corbett
Rear of mid-division, dropped to rear 7th, no impression 4 out and no extra after next, eased run-in, completely tailed off

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Rathnure Rebel13
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 9
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.70Pl:€2.40, €1.50EX:€8.10Trifecta:€36.30SF:€10.27

Forecasts

Early Doors (1/1), Dandy Mag (9/2), High Sparrow (6/1), From Eden (7/1), Minella Times (8/1), Rathnure Rebel (8/1), Dorans River (11/1), The Mulcare Rover (66/1)

Verdict

Early Doors was the pick of these over hurdles, and merits plenty of respect on his switch to fences, but preference is for DANDY MAG, himself a very useful hurdler, but with the pedigree and physique of one who should excel as a chaser, and a lengthy absence is no great concern given connections. Minella Times is the pick of those with experience and can take advantage should the principals fail to make a smooth transition.
  1. Dandy Mag
  2. Early Doors
  3. Minella Times

Previous Winners

2018
Minella Beau
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
6/4

Prize Money

1st: €10,047.002nd: €3,247.003rd: €1,547.004th: €697.005th: €357.006th: €186.00

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