Galway

  • 17:40 Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.60s
  • Off time: 17:41:51
17:40 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beckwith Star (IRE) 12/1
2nd Eric The Grey (IRE) 20/1
3rd Donatis Comet (IRE) 12/1
4th Kims Dream (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13/949-0 Emerald green & yellow stripes, yellow & emerald green striped sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Who's Cross (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J P Ryan J J Burke (5) 109 28/129.00
2 579211- White & purple diamonds, emerald green sleeves, white armlet, emerald green & white striped cap Roman Numeral (IRE) 94
Distance Winner
6 11-11 E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 108 16/117.00
3 5739- LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Sli Na Fiarana 211
6 11-10 Ms J Morgan M P Walsh 107 25/126.00
4 1/2229-4 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Donatis Comet (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 P A Fahy D J Casey 106 12/113.00
5 250-622 mauve & Emerald green halved, emerald green sleeves, red cap Dun Scaith (IRE) 16
6 11-9 t1 T Hogan B F Cawley (5) 106 16/117.00
6 61-2353 Royal blue & white stripes, quartered cap Marshim (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
12 11-9 t W Power John Winston (7) 106 20/121.00
7 678-4P9 Royal blue & white stripes, white seams on sleeves, white cap Long House Saint (IRE) 11
5 11-8 M Hourigan A P Heskin 105 25/126.00
8 3150-57 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap King Of Oriel (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
5 11-7 D Kinsella D N Russell 104 16/117.00
9 1-00493 Pink, pink cap, orange star Sports Line (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
11 11-7 ht John F O'Neill Mr P J O'Neill (7) 104 25/126.00
10 12667-7 Pink, purple stars, purple & pink hooped sleeves, purple cap, pink stars Kims Dream (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 h N Dooly J L Cullen 103 12/113.00
11 56016-7 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Wildcatted (GER) 17
5 11-6 b M J McDonagh B T O'Connell 103 33/134.00
12 429- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Artful Artist (IRE) 46
5 11-5 t A J Martin B J Geraghty 102 7/42.75
13 09-6412 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Swantykay (IRE) 6
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 G Elliott D J Condon 102 11/26.50
14 4931-80 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Rasco (IRE) 57
5 11-4 L Young M P Burke (7) 101 50/151.00
15 80030-2 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Beckwith Star (IRE) 76
Distance Winner
9 11-3 H de Bromhead B Hayes (3) 100 12/113.00
16 98-0610 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Roadtotheisland (IRE) 8
6 11-2 p M Cullinane D E Mullins 99 33/134.00
17 84775-2 RED, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond Vision Du Coeur (FR) 15
5 11-1 F Flood R M Power 98 16/117.00
18 9537-53 Purple, white braces, quartered cap King Blue (IRE) 15
8 11-0 Ross O'Sullivan S G McDermott 97 33/134.00
19 344-625 Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 34
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 J Queally P Townend 97 18/119.00
20 699-0 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 20
4 10-9 C F Swan Andrew J McNamara 98 20/121.00
Non runners
210-21325House Limit (IRE)511-0J LarkinReserve 197
2216686-3Luddsdenene (IRE)910-12G ElliottReserve 295
234F-0089Drunken Counsel (IRE)510-12G ElliottReserve 395

Verdict

Swantykay scored over 2m2f at Downpatrick and went to Ballinrobe last week with a favourite's chance but just lacked the pace over the minimum trip so he may find this on the sharp side. ARTFUL ARTIST ran well in his first two starts over timber last year and will have needed the run on his comeback in April. He's since won twice on the Flat and that progress can be transferred to hurdling where he makes his handicap debut. Tony Martin's charge gets the vote though there are numerous dangers including Dun Scaith, who has been finding 2m4f too far and will be suited by a strong pace over the minimum trip. Roman Numeral has been saved for this after completing a double in April though not surprisingly he's shot up the weights while Donatis Comet was returning from a very long break when failing to justify strong support at Limerick three weeks ago and will strip fitter here. The maiden King Blue is at the right end of the handicap and may prove best of the remainder.