• 14:20 Guinness Mid-Strength Novice Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €14,949 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,070 4th €690
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.80s
  • Off time: 14:20:13
14:20 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 10/11
2nd Sizing Italy (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 45-B711 White, black epaulettes, maroon sleeves, white diabolo, black & maroon quartered cap Changing The Guard 11
Distance Winner
7 11-9 t Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 137 13/27.50
2 225-211 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-9 M Winters B J Geraghty 152 10/111.91
3 41P-26F RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
8 11-6 t Ross O'Sullivan R Walsh 130 7/18.00
4 1204-21 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Italy (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 11-6 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 138 5/23.50
5 25123-3 YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 16
7 11-2 R P Rath B R Dalton (5) 99 50/151.00
6 3-P5110 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Miranour 27
Beaten Favourite
8 11-2 L Lennon Mr E J O'connell 33/134.00


Edmundo and Miranour will be winning races over fences in their grade but this looks between the remaining quartet though He's Our Man will need to improve and would do better with more rain. Sizing Italy has improved with each run over fences and looked a nice prospect when beating Steps To Freedom at Killarney. He'll make further progress and looks a real threat receiving weight from both CHANGING THE GUARD and Rebel Fitz. The latter, by far the best hurdler of these, is looking very useful over fences though it was over 2m6f that he scored at Killarney and may just be outpaced by Richard Newland's charge, who has been a revelation since switching to fences and won very easily on both starts at Newton Abbot.