Galway

  • 16:30 Mervue Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.30s
  • Off time: 16:30:47
16:30 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Run For Firth (IRE) 6/1
2nd Donatis Comet (IRE) 11/8
3rd Lady Bennett (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3111/22 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Donatis Comet (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-12 pt P Martin D E Splaine (3) 11/82.38
2 800F- LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Hero De Villeneuve (FR) 193
5 11-12 R Hennessy A E Lynch 14/115.00
3 0-40620 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Parkers Mill (IRE) 24
5 11-12 M Cunningham R Loughran 9/25.50
4 1-52U63 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Run For Firth (IRE) 24
6 11-12 K Purcell B T O'Connell 6/17.00
5 00 Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Top Of The Town (IRE) 30
5 11-12 P Neville Mr Tim Donworth (7) 50/151.00
6 P0-8 MAROON & EMERALD GREEN DIABOLO, emerald green sleeves, striped cap What About Harry (IRE) 12
7 11-12 T Cleary S J Hassett (3) 66/167.00
7 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Boherna Lady (IRE)
5 11-5 Denis Hogan Mr P J Cawley (7) 33/134.00
8 PURPLE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, hooped cap Dawning Oscar (IRE)
5 11-5 P Byrne B F Cawley (7) 33/134.00
9 105-068 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, royal blue cap Ittimetogo (IRE) 12
5 11-5 John F O'Neill Andrew J McNamara 16/117.00
10 27 Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Lady Bennett (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 t C F Swan D J Casey 5/16.00
11 Royal blue & emerald green hoops, black sleeves, royal blue & emerald green hooped cap Lady Milan (IRE)
5 11-5 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 20/121.00
12 0-00 White, yellow star, light green sleeves & cap Lisduane (IRE) 30
5 11-5 p P Neville Miss M M McElligott (7) 40/141.00
13 00077 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Lost Book (IRE) 8
5 11-5 t S J Mahon R T Dunne 16/117.00
14 50- Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Lotus Lily (IRE) 430
6 11-5 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 25/126.00
15 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap Routes Delight (IRE)
5 11-5 W J Austin K C Sexton (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
160-6PThe Cookie Jar (IRE)611-5C A MurphyM P Fogarty

Verdict

DONATIS COMET is taken to make it third time lucky having found one too good in both starts over hurdles to date. The form of his latest second at Sligo is working out and he'll handle today's likely fast ground. Run For Firth posted his best effort over timber so far when third at Tramore and has the beating of Ittimetogo while Lady Bennett finished well ahead of Top Of The Town and Lisduane when runner-up at Ballinrobe last month. Parkers Mill is a decent handicapper on the Flat at his best and makes his hurdling debut today.