18:45 Galway

Thursday 30 July 2020

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Guinness Galway Hurdle (Grade A Handicap)

2m 11y  |   Yielding  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 18:45  |   Winning time: 3m 41.2s
Weighed In
1st
1
711-10
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Soon led, headed approaching 2nd, prominent, closed up from 3 out travelling smoothly, led from last, soon strongly pressed, stayed on best to assert closing stages op 15/2
2nd
2 ¼
13
40/1
T: D McDonoghJ: J S McGarvey
Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders travelling smoothly from 3 out, challenged last, soon every chance, kept on without matching winner closing stages
3rd
1 ¾
2
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Tracked leaders, closed up from 3 out, effort approaching straight, kept on without matching front pair run-in
4th
3 ½
16
12/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders, a little keen, soon prominent, led approaching 2nd, slight mistake 2 out, headed from last, no extra and one pace after op 11/1
5th
1 ¼
7
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, closed travelling smoothly from before 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from last
6th
¾
8
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, badly hampered 2nd, bad mistake 4th, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight op 8/1
7th
¾
4
22/1
T: A J MartinJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Waited with, slightly impeded 2nd, progress to chase leaders and not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight op 16/1
8th
12
19
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: C P McNamara (5)
Towards rear, slightly impeded 2nd, slight mistake 5th, headway into 9th and pushed along approaching 2 out, kept on same pace from before straight op 40/1
9th
2 ¼
15
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Prominent, a little keen, no extra approaching straight op 18/1 tchd 12/1
10th
10
14
50/1
T: B T MurphyJ: O R Brown (7)
Soon mid-division on outer, not fluent 6th, under pressure from 3 out, no extra approaching next
11th
1
17
66/1
T: D SkeltonJ: J J Slevin
Slight mistake 1st, soon tracked leaders on outer, pushed along after 3 out, no extra approaching 2 out op 33/1
12th
½
21
50/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D J O'Keeffe
Soon mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, no extra from next op 40/1
13th
3 ½
5
20/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens (7)
Soon mid-division, pushed along approaching 2 out, soon no extra op 14/1
14th
½
20
510-0
80/1
T: J C McConnellJ: C D Maxwell
Towards rear, impeded 2nd, no impression from 3 out op 66/1
15th
35
12
410-5
17/2
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, pushed along 6th and lost position, no extra approaching 2 out, tailed off op 15/2
16th
21
6
7/1
T: C ByrnesJ: R M Power
Impeded 1st, soon towards rear, impeded 2nd, no impression from before 3 out, tailed off op 13/2

Also Ran

F
3
4/1f
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Pushed along early, not fluent 1st, chased leaders, fell 2nd op 9/2
UR
11
22/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Towards rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 2nd tchd 20/1
BD
18
66/1
T: J C McConnellJ: B Browne (5)
Towards rear, a little keen, brought down 2nd op 50/1

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Non-Runners

22
Fan De Blues180
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 5
T: W P Mullins  J: Reserve 2
9
Turnpike Trip2
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: C Byrnes  J: C A Landers
10
Due Reward26
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 7
T: H De Bromhead  J: Rachael Blackmore
23
Diamond Hill270
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 7
T: W P Mullins  J: Reserve 3

Betting

Forecast

Felix Desjy (4/1), Mt Leinster (5/1), Buildmeupbuttercup (11/2), Aramon (7/1), Wonder Laish (7/1), Turnpike Trip (8/1), Aramax (17/2), Hunters Call (12/1), Shanning (14/1), Charli Parcs (20/1), Fan De Blues (20/1), Diamond Hill (20/1), Tudor City (22/1), Moon Over Germany (22/1), Petit Mouchoir (25/1), Due Reward (25/1), Hearts Are Trumps (40/1), Tiger Tap Tap (50/1), Pakens Rock (50/1), Zoffalee (50/1), Fair Mountain (66/1), Play The Game (66/1), Hannon (80/1)

Verdict

Trainer Gordon Elliott can land his first victory in the Galway Hurdle with the classy, FELIX DESJY. The trainer can land the spoils with the seven-year-old following a facile win on the Flat at Navan on return to action earlier this month. The French bred can get the better of the Charles Byrnes-trained Wonder Laish who will strip fitter for his recent effort behind Aramon at Tipperary last month. The top weight won won by 2L at the track with Petit Mouchoir in second. There is no reason why the form of that race cannot stand up in this contest.
  1. Felix Desjy
  2. Aramon
  3. Petit Mouchoir

Previous Winners

2019
Tudor City
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: A J Martin
10/1

Prize Money

1st: €120,000.002nd: €40,000.003rd: €20,000.004th: €10,000.005th: €6,000.006th: €4,000.00

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