• 20:25 Guinness Race1m 6f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 28.80s
  • Off time: 20:27:28
20:25 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shadow Eile (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 00927-7 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Bashkirov 77
7 9-5 L Comer G F Carroll 54 25/126.00
2 (1) 271764- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 94
6 9-5 T J Taaffe F M Berry 105 7/24.50
3 (4) 128-726 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Notable Graduate (IRE) 50
4 9-5 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 93 4/51.80
4 (3) 18 Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 4
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 Mrs D A Love J P O'Brien 86 9/43.25


Bashkirov had a couple of poor runs at the fixture last year and appears outclassed but Shadow Eile should attract some support as she arrived here on Monday in superb form having won a Grade 2 hurdle in April and a success over this trip on the Flat at Bellewstown. She ran reasonably well behind Midnight Music and is no forlorn hope. DISTANT MEMORIES, a Listed winner on the Flat for Tom Tate, scored over timber on his debut for Tom Taaffe but has stuggled since. His overall form on the level, however, suggests he'll be too good off level terms for Notable Graduate, who is rated 12lb below him though Dermot Weld will have the latter firing on all cylinders and it may be closer than the ratings suggest.