Cork

  • 15:35 Galtee Midsummer Sprint Stakes 5f

  • Winner €29,251 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,350
  • Going: Good (Round: Good to Firm plcs, Sprint: Good to Yielding plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:38:45
15:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inxile (IRE) Evs
2nd Liberty Lady (IRE) 16/1
3rd Oor Jock (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 761113 Red, white panel, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap Inxile (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 109 Evs2.00
2 (2) 4-26224 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Calm Bay (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
5 9-7 bt H Rogers P J Smullen 92 16/117.00
3 (1) 740-032 Gold & black check, pink sleeves & cap Tiddliwinks 22
5 9-7 K A Ryan P Makin 106 9/43.25
4 (7) 262-141 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Blue Dahlia (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 9-4 T Stack W M Lordan 96 12/113.00
5 (5) 455113 Red, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap Liberty Lady (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 9-4 D Donovan James Doyle 89 16/117.00
6 (4) 53-6736 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Glor Na Mara (IRE) 6
3 9-0 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 105 7/18.00
7 (3) 733-012 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white armlet, red cap, white star Lechevalier Choisi (IRE) 11
3 9-0 J B McCabe C D Hayes 89 14/115.00
8 (6) 67587-5 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Oor Jock (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-0 T Collins P Shanahan 95 33/134.00

Verdict

It looks a last throw of the dice to bring Glor Na Mara back to sprinting as Jim Bolger must be despairing of finding a race for him. Runner-up to Zoffany in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes, he's been tackling 7f without showing the necessary speed and stamina though the fact that he gets weight from his main rivals is a bonus. INXILE went to Chantilly last week after landing two Listed races and a Group 3 contest in Ireland. He led for most of the way in France and will take all the catching here despite his penalties. Tiddliwinks has been in superb form with his close third behind Delegator in the Duke Of York an obvious highlight but he's never raced over the minimum trip in 21 starts and may find the selection just too quick. The remainder will need to find some improvement to get involved.