Galway

  • 17:55 O'Leary Insurances Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.90s
  • Off time: 17:56:02
17:55 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paudi The Punter (IRE) 20/1
2nd Jack The Hat (IRE) 8/1
3rd Cyras Love (IRE) 20/1
4th Valours Minion (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 713809 Emerald green, white sash, white stars on sleeves, emerald green cap All Or Now (IRE) 29
8 11-12 B T Murphy S A Shortall (7) 109 20/121.00
2 000111 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Harangue (IRE) 21
5 11-10 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 107 11/26.50
3 080-F12 Purple, yellow sash, yellow & purple striped sleeves, white cap Line View (IRE) 24
7 11-9 James Dullea Andrew J McNamara 106 7/18.00
5 D13/P8-U Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Streets Of Newyork 83
6 11-7 p J J Hanlon P Townend 104 20/121.00
6 541312 RED, black seams, quartered cap Jack The Hat (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
8 11-6 v N Lawlor J S McGarvey (5) 103 8/19.00
7 3/4303-6 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Ionisphere 29
8 11-2 b W McCreery B R Dalton (3) 99 25/126.00
8 5-44393 mauve & Emerald green halved, emerald green sleeves, red cap Faustina Pius (IRE) 11
5 11-0 b J Queally B Hayes (5) 97 14/115.00
9 68S315 Emerald green & white diabolo, emerald green cap Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 29
6 10-12 pt Denis Hogan D G Hogan 95 10/111.00
10 0-23225 BLACK, white stars, striped sleeves & cap Pennys Tune (IRE) 8
6 10-12 p Matthew J Smith B J Geraghty 95 11/26.50
11 00500/7 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap Alajan (IRE) 24
Course Winner
7 10-10 bt W J Fitzpatrick R Loughran 93 25/126.00
12 594-36P RED, yellow panel & cap Paudi The Punter (IRE) 65
7 10-9 G T Lynch M P Fogarty 92 20/121.00
13 90966 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc & sleeves, red & white striped cap Spot The Header (IRE) 31
6 10-8 t1 K A Heffernan T Kelly (5) 91 25/126.00
14 56406- EMERALD GREEN, red cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red star on cap Cyras Love (IRE) 147
5 10-7 S Fahey K C Sexton (7) 90 20/121.00
15 0FP-020 EMERALD GREEN, red diamond & armlet, emerald green cap, red diamonds Majestic Benbulben (IRE) 36
7 10-7 t A A Howard A P Crowe 90 16/117.00
17 5-79864 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Georgie 14
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-5 pt M Cullinane C D Maxwell (3) 88 11/112.00
18 PP7079 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Mon Carlos (IRE) 8
6 10-3 t S J Mahon R T Dunne 86 12/113.00
19 P8P7-B0 Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, red cap Caitlin Brook (IRE) 36
6 10-2 S Ryan R M Moran 85 25/126.00
20 27/0-P05 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 11
9 10-1 bt A Lynch R C Colgan 84 12/113.00
21 6PP-624 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 10
10 10-1 t V T O'Brien P T Enright 84 10/111.00
Non runners
4610147-Thepartysover811-9G HayesM Darcy106
16640-8P0Spider Baby (IRE)510-6M J TynanD E Splaine89
22F-F3PP4Imperial Joey (IRE)810-1P J RothwellReserve 284
232PP-0P0Sids Choice79-12G T LynchReserve 381

Verdict

After scoring at Ballinrobe, Dedoctorsdaughter never got going on a return visit and can do much better than that. Faustina Pius is inconsistent and has now gone 15 runs without a victory and though Harangue has been brilliantly placed to complete a hat-trick another 8lb rise might be enough to stop him in his tracks. Line View made a valiant attempt to overcome a 7lb rise for his Limerick victory and only just failed to match Alf Wright at Tramore. He looks certain to be thereabouts but it's JACK THE HAT who gets the nod. He stays further than this, as recent victories suggest, and with a fast and furious pace likely he can come with a late burst to gain his third success this summer.