14:30 Galway

Saturday 3 August 2019

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  • Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
  • 2m 6f 168y  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:31  |   Winning time: 5m 30.2s
1st
18
12/1
T: D H KellyJ: P T Enright
Prominent, slight mistake 6th, 3rd approaching straight, led closing stages and stayed on best
2nd
1 ½
19
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Prominent, led approaching straight, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages op 9/1
3rd
4 ½
8
3/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, a little keen, some slight mistakes, closed from before 9th, soon chased leaders, 4th approaching straight behind horses, kept on without matching front pair run-in op 5/2
4th
4 ½
11
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Soon mid-division, 10th halfway, headway to chase leaders approaching straight, kept on same pace run-in
5th
1 ¼
16
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace run-in
6th
hd
17
22/1
T: M J SmithJ: B J Cooper
Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along briefly 10th, soon headway, not fluent 2 out, chased leaders approaching straight, kept on same pace run-in op 25/1
7th
sh
5
16/1
T: J J QuinnJ: L P Dempsey
Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, some headway to chase leaders approaching straight, kept on same pace run-in tchd 18/1
8th
1 ½
15
910-3
50/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Burke
Pushed along briefly early, soon led, headed approaching straight, no extra run-in
9th
hd
9
11/2
T: G P CromwellJ: D J O'Keeffe (5)
Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 6th where slight mistake, 5th approaching straight, one pace after op 8/1 tchd 5/1
10th
10
3
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Soon mid-division, 11th halfway, a little slow at 9th, no extra and one pace from 2 out, not fluent last
11th
12
13
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Waited with, soon towards rear, not go with leaders from 3 out, soon no impression
12th
2
6
12/1
T: N J GiffordJ: R M Power
Waited with, soon towards rear, not fluent 1st, some headway but no extra from 2 out
13th
1 ¾
10
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Raced on outer, soon chased leaders, slight mistake 7th, closed from 3 out, no extra from next tchd 11/1
14th
16
14
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Waited with, 14th halfway, soon some headway until no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra tchd 15/2
15th
nk
12
25/1
T: T MullinsJ: N P Madden
Soon mid-division, reminder 8th, pushed along briefly 10th, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra
16th
9
7
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
A little slow away and pushed along, soon rear of mid-divison, not fluent 2nd, tight for room briefly 8th, pushed along briefly 10th, no impression from 3 out, soon no extra
17th
1 ½
2
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 7th, slightly slow 8th, not fluent 3 out, lost position approaching 2 out, soon weakened
18th
32
1
711-10
22/1
T: C KiddJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 7th, pushed along 10th, soon lost position, no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, tailed off op 20/1

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Non-Runners

4
Hearts Are Trumps2
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: D McDonogh  J: J S McGarvey
NR
20
Rock De Baune40
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 5
T: J E Kiely  J: M A Enright
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€14.60Pl:€2.80, €2.10, €1.50, €3.40EX:€119.00Trifecta:€688.40Tricast:€332.52SF:€94.72

Forecasts

Great White Shark (3/1), Spades Are Trumps (11/2), Ask Susan (7/1), Eclat Des Mottes (7/1), Great Trango (12/1), Cosmo's Moon (12/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (12/1), Contingency (12/1), Hearts Are Trumps (12/1), Neverushacon (16/1), Project Bluebook (16/1), De Name Escapes Me (20/1), Rock De Baune (20/1), Maeve's Choice (22/1), Rashaan (22/1), The Red Menace (25/1), Oscar Knight (25/1), Ivanovich Gorbatov (33/1), Plinth (50/1), Mitchouka (50/1)

Verdict

A conundrum between owners J P McManus who has nine in the race and Susannah Ricci who has won this race on three occasions in the last six years. ECLAT DES MOTTES for Mrs Ricci and trainer Willie Mullins can take advantage of what looks like a handy mark to build on a solid handicap debut at Killarney last month and continue the fine record for the combination in this race. The five-year-old can see off his closest rivals, stablemate Great White Shark and the J P McManus-owned Hearts Are Trumps. The Noel Meade pair Cosmo's Moon and The Red Menace deserve special attention.
  1. Eclat Des Mottes
  2. Great White Shark
  3. Hearts Are Trumps

Previous Winners

2018
Low Sun
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 5
7/1

Prize Money

1st: €70,800.002nd: €22,801.003rd: €10,800.004th: €4,800.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,200.00

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