Galway

  • 18:10 Topaz Handicap 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.14s
  • Off time: 18:10:11
18:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rainforest Magic (IRE) 5/1
2nd Striking Force (IRE) 14/1
3rd Wee Giant (USA) 9/1
4th Star Power (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0310-03 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 5
4 10-0 bt J S Bolger K J Manning 78 11/112.00
2 (8) 5/4105-2 EMERALD GREEN, light blue star, light blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue stars Dreamy Gent (IRE) 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-13 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 77 12/113.00
3 (20) 9114-90 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Dusty Trail (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-12 E Doyle R P Whelan (7) 76 14/115.00
4 (17) 00256/6 BROWN, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, check cap Cape Secret (IRE) 16
8 9-11 G Elliott E J McNamara (3) 75 25/126.00
5 (2) 0/0983-5 White, black cross of lorraine & sleeves, black cap Horseford Hill 8
7 9-11 p C Moore S A Gray (7) 75 33/134.00
6 (10) 2811-43 YELLOW, red sleeves, yellow & white check cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 8
4 9-11 J J Murphy B A Curtis 75 16/117.00
7 (11) 4411-25 DARK BLUE, red seams, red stars on cap Isabellareine (GER) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-9 M Torrens D M Grant 73 9/110.00
8 (9) 9/06636- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rainforest Magic (IRE) 179
Beaten Favourite
4 9-9 b D K Weld P J Smullen 73 5/16.00
9 (12) 812/690- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ephorus (USA) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-7 b1 J J Hanlon D P McDonogh 71 16/117.00
10 (6) 5790/11 BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Dorset Square (IRE) 12
7 9-6 W P Mullins G F Carroll 70 7/24.50
11 (15) 2/003-93 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 24
Distance Winner
7 9-6 t J J Lambe Johnny Murtagh 70 7/18.00
12 (13) 131-249 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sidi Ifni (FR) 6
5 9-6 I Madden J A Heffernan 70 50/151.00
13 (16) 6/42226- DARK GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, green cap, white spots Wee Giant (USA) 24
5 9-6 W P Mullins D E Mullins (3) 70 9/110.00
14 (7) 666 Emerald green & red quartered, emerald green sleeves, em green cap, red star Golan Guy (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-1 A J Martin F M Berry 65 20/121.00
15 (19) 7/653-77 Dark Blue, Pink inverted triangle, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamonds Monahullan Prince 19
Distance Winner
10 9-1 t G Keane C T Keane (10)(ex1) 65 33/134.00
16 (4) 679500 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Bashkirov 46
6 8-13 L Comer M M Monaghan (10) 63 28/129.00
17 (3) 435-603 EMERALD GREEN, red panel & sleeves, red cap Striking Force (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
9 8-13 V C Ward Sam James (5) 63 14/115.00
18 (1) 554 Yellow, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green sleeves, red armlet, maroon & white quartered cap Foildearg (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 8-8 J P Ryan L F Roche (5) 58 28/129.00
Non runners
19 (14)575-788Hold The Aces38-4J J MurphyD R McCabe70
20 (18)90-0740The Quiet Hawk (IRE)38-4Mrs J HarringtonC D Hayes59

Verdict

Dermot Weld has won this for the past two years but Rainforest Magic, still a maiden after nine career starts, will need to show much more than he's done so far to take a hand. Willie Mullins is represented by Wee Giant and DORSET SQUARE and it's the latter, who arrives on a rating of just 70 despite a career record of seven victories, who will be very difficult to beat. Isabellareine is the only one here to have a C&D victory to her credit and Mervyn Torrens will have her primed for this after a fair run at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago. Golan Guy looks capable of better than he's shown so far on the Flat while Jim Bolger wouldn't be running the lightly-raced Star Power under a big weight unless he thought him capable of doing himself justice.