Galway

  • 17:35 Cancercarewest.ie Flat Race2m

  • Winner €7,935 2nd €1,955 3rd €920 4th €575
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.20s
  • Off time: 17:35:13
17:35 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 7/2
2nd Mississippi River (IRE) 2/1
3rd Sky Pilot (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 38
Distance Winner
5 12-0 M Winters Mr M J O'Connor 7/24.50
2 22130-0 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Romantic Lead 147
Beaten Favourite
5 12-0 t P J Gilligan Ms N Carberry 14/115.00
3 031 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, hooped cap Battling Boru (IRE) 94
Distance Winner
4 11-10 A Mullins Mr P G Murphy (3) 8/19.00
4 1 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap Masdar (IRE) 86
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-10 D K Weld R P McNamara 4/15.00
5 473521 Light green, dark blue diamond, dark blue & light green halved sleeves, light green cap Littletown Lass (IRE) 33
5 11-9 W J Fitzpatrick Mr M Fahey (3) 12/113.00
6 3-0 Red, yellow panel, red cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 179
Beaten Favourite
5 11-7 G T Lynch M P Fogarty (5) 25/126.00
7 4- RED & WHITE HALVED, red sleeves, white cap, black spots Mississippi River (IRE) 184
Beaten Favourite
5 11-7 J E Kiely Mr D Kiely (7) 2/13.00
8 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Native Wolf (IRE)
6 11-7 V T O'Brien Mr R P Geoghegan (7) 33/134.00
9 43 WHITE, red striped sleeves, hooped cap Sky Pilot (IRE) 30
5 11-7 Ms J Morgan Mr A T Duff (3) 5/16.00
10 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE)
4 11-3 V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (7) 50/151.00
11 00 BLACK & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Mywho 42
4 11-3 M Hourigan G Sheehan (7) 40/141.00

Verdict

Romantic Lead rather lost his way in the spring and is more exposed than most of his rivals but Battling Boru is still going the right way judged on his win at Wexford in July. Rebel Fitz won on his debut at Listowel last month but the merit of that success may be questionable, while it took William Fitzpatrick's mare Littletown Lass six attempts to get off the mark. The Sadler's Wells gelding Mississippi River was sent off favourite on his debut at Punchestown in April so had obviously been showing plenty at home but he may just lack the edge to lower the colours of MASDAR on this occasion. Dermot Weld's charge won over C&D at the Festival in July and gives the impression he'll improve further with experience.