Galway

  • 17:05 Guinness 17:59 E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden7f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.25s
  • Off time: 17:07:59
17:05 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Oasis (IRE) 4/1
2nd Trikala (IRE) 5/1
3rd Bleeding Hearts (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 8 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Aru Cha Cha 19
Nag me
2 9-5 D Marnane F Lynch 33/134.00
2 (7) 54 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bleeding Hearts (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 7/18.00
3 (6) 7325 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, black cap Captain Moonlite (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 9-5 T Stack J C Piggott (10) 12/113.00
4 (8) DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Green Tag (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan B A Curtis 33/134.00
5 (5) 54 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hidden Oasis (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 D Wachman F M Berry 4/15.00
6 (9) 65 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Pennys Angel (IRE) 50
Nag me
2 9-5 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 33/134.00
7 (1) 4 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Backdrop (USA) 29
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 9/101.90
8 (3) 96 Purple, yellow triple diamond, white sleeves, yellow cap Divine Princess (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 9-0 A Fogarty S A Gray (5) 50/151.00
9 (4) 42 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Trikala (IRE) 25
Nag me
2 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 5/16.00

Verdict

Bleeding Hearts started favourite over a mile at Killarney after a promising debut at Fairyhouse but she weakened close home. How she'll cope with this much more testing ground is an unknown but it won't bother Captain Moonlite, who found fast going against him at Down Royal after better efforts in testing conditions. BACKDROP was very green on her debut at Leopardstown and pulled much too hard. She'll have been taught to settle and looks the one to be on. Hidden Oasis disappointed at Fairyhouse after a nice start behind War Command at Leopardstown but Trikala looked as though softer going would suit when runner-up to Home School at Roscommon and could provide the main threat.