• 16:10 Arthur Guinness Fund Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,114 4th €706
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places on the flat)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.00s
  • Off time: 16:10:12
16:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tugboat (IRE) 7/2
2nd Letherbelucky (IRE) 5/4
3rd Whispering Hills (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 652221 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap, red spots Audrelles Lad (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 11-9 t P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 122 7/18.00
2 26-2118 WHITE, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, hooped cap Whispering Hills (IRE) 11
7 11-9 D T Hughes B J Cooper 123 8/19.00
3 814 yellow, red chevron, red cap Medicinal Compound 14
5 11-6 E McNamara E J McNamara 20/121.00
4 851P- YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 123
5 11-6 b N Meade D J Condon 117 16/117.00
5 319-552 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Free To Dream (IRE) 9
5 11-2 t M Cullinane E J O'connell 10/111.00
6 1-121 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Letherbelucky (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 5/42.25
8 31 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Tugboat (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
4 11-0 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 7/24.50
9 15F5P-1 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Thynetocatcher (IRE) 80
Distance Winner
6 10-13 R J McGrath M A Enright (5) 6/17.00
10 PP Black & yellow hoops, striped sleeves, white cap Dakota Storm (IRE) 82
5 10-9 t1 J P Fogarty M J Ferris 66/167.00
11 890F-0 RED, white sash & armlet, hooped cap Naughty Molly (IRE) 20
5 10-9 Mrs H Lee I J McCarthy (3) 100/1101.00
Non runners
7S/413-22Too Scoops (IRE)511-2H de BromheadD N Russell


Too Scoops was fancied in the opening race yesterday but couldn't cope with Gold Ability and this looks tougher. LETHERBELUCKY had over four lengths in hand over Audrelles Lad at Roscommon and, with the weights remaining the same after the latter's subsequent victory at Ballinrobe, Willie Mullins' mare should come out on top again and take this. Tugboat is likely to be a major threat judged on his impressive victory at Clonmel while there must have been something amiss with Whispering Hills when tailed off at Tipperary as he'd looked impressive on his previous two starts. Protaras had looked promising when beating Simon Grey at Navan but ran poorly at Limerick in April and has been given a break.