Galway

  • 18:50 Guinness Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €36,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 50.17s
  • Off time: 18:50:43
18:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inis Meain (USA) 5/1
2nd Shamiran (IRE) 7/1
3rd Olympiad (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 193311 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Chicago (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-12 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 102 4/15.00
2 (9) 02-1 Mauve & pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Olympiad (IRE) 113
Distance Winner
4 9-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 90 3/14.00
3 (5) 30-3613 MAUVE Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 8-12 M Halford S Foley 77 8/19.00
4 (3) 332-13 White, large emerald green spots, emerald green spots on cap Clarach (IRE) 4
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 8-11 A Mullins F M Berry 76 9/25.50
5 (1) 0020/91 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
7 8-11 p S T Nolan C P Hoban (5) 76 7/18.00
6 (2) 3-1 White, royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap Authorization 13
3 8-10 J Motherway W M Lordan 86 7/18.00
7 (8) 822684- BLACK, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Man of God (IRE) 27
4 8-6 J Cullen S H James (3) 71 25/126.00
8 (7) 7/70112 ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white spots on cap Inis Meain (USA) 1
5 8-5 Denis Hogan C D Hayes 70 5/16.00
9 (4) 000-893 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap King's Bastion (IRE) 40
8 8-4 L Comer M C Hussey 57 50/151.00

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a poor recent record which is against Chicago but he looked a useful middle-distance prospect at Down Royal and looks certain to go well. Olympiad has been brought along slowly, no doubt with this race in mind, and isn't too highly tried on his handicap debut but Clarach, though greatly respected, will be having her first start below 1m6f on her 30th outing. Shamiran gained his first Turf victory on his 22nd start at the Curragh and has been raised 6lb while Authorization, another three-year-old, will find this much tougher than the maiden he won at the Curragh. INIS MEAIN was engaged here last night but is in such good heart that he could conceivably win both races. In his absence Chicago would be the one to go with.