Galway

  • 18:15 Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.32s
  • Off time: 18:17:37
18:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Missunited (IRE) 4/1
2nd Eye of The Storm (IRE) 4/5
3rd Inis Meain (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 31-4210 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 80
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 110 12/113.00
3 (10) 538211 RED, yellow seams, green cap Jazz Girl (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 A Oliver C R King 97 10/111.00
4 (6) 0-12251 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 W McCreery D M Grant 88 28/129.00
5 (2) 12-2228 Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 M Winters J A Heffernan 102 4/15.00
6 (3) 13-2 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Eye of The Storm (IRE) 136
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 4/51.80
8 (11) 011 ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Khothry (IRE) 54
Nag me
3 8-9 b D K Weld P J Smullen 94 12/113.00
9 (8) 261744 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Love And Cherish (IRE) 53
Nag me
3 8-9 p D Wachman W M Lordan 94 25/126.00
10 (1) 156-374 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Starbright 47
Nag me
3 8-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 97 33/134.00
11 (4) 1296 WHITE, purple panel, check cap We'll Go Walking (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 J S Bolger K J Manning 105 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (5)61114-5Chamonix (IRE)49-9A P O'Brien110
7 (9)1Exotic (IRE)38-9A P O'BrienM C Hussey

Verdict

Chamonix won this on heavy ground for Ballydoyle last year but has only had one run this season, when tailed off behind St Nicholas Abbey in the Coronation Cup, and Joseph has opted for EYE OF THE STORM, another with just one run this year. The son of Galileo couldn't quite hold the late surge of Sugar Boy in Sandown's Classic Trial in April and plenty of big-race entries suggest he'll be ready for this. The once-raced Exotic also represents the stable and she made a very good impression when taking a Galway maiden so could be anything. We'll Go Walking has been found wanting since her debut success and has probably been waiting for the ground to ease, a remark that also applies to the penalised Inis Meain.