Galway

  • 16:20 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Nursery Handicap7f

  • Winner €11,730 2nd €2,720 3rd €1,190 4th €680
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.08s
  • Off time: 16:20:46
16:20 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 9/2
2nd Intense Style (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 613 Dark Blue Toscanelli (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 b1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 90 7/24.50
2 (7) 3417 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intense Style (IRE) 61
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 88 6/42.50
3 (2) 521 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Initial 16
Nag me
2 9-2 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 85 3/14.00
6 (5) 546 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 16
Nag me
2 8-8 J P Murtagh R Coakley (5) 77 9/25.50
7 (1) 6550 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Bluerince Lady (IRE) 44
Nag me
2 8-4 Michael Mulvany C D Hayes 67 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (4)413The Ice Meister (IRE)28-12G M LyonsC T Keane81
5 (3)344Cape Wolfe28-10G M LyonsG F Carroll79

Verdict

The Ice Meister only had two rivals to beat in a Down Royal maiden over this trip and did it easily but failed to last out in an auction event over an extra furlong at Killarney. Initial ran very well when runner-up to Colour Rhapsody over this trip at Tipperary then just hung on when making all over 6f at Leopardstown. He'll be in the shake-up though TOSCANELLI came up against a couple of useful rivals on that track a month ago and, with further progress likely, can carry top weight to victory. Intense Style took advantage of heavy ground at the Curragh in May and was sent into Listed company at Naas a month later but finished five lengths behind the selection and is just 2lb better off.