Galway

  • 19:15 Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.18s
  • Off time: 19:15:22
19:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Expensive Taste (IRE) 12/1
2nd Botanical Lady (IRE) 11/2
3rd Princess Aloof (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 16 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Ashtaroth 21
Beaten Favourite
3 10-0 T Stack W M Lordan 78 20/121.00
2 (10) 0534-33 Orange, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, orange diamonds Camakasi (IRE) 50
3 9-12 M Halford S Foley 76 9/25.50
3 (5) 54-66 Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap Princess Glamour 66
3 9-8 E Lynam C T Keane 72 8/19.00
4 (7) 073 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Chase The Challis (IRE) 11
3 9-6 p1 J T Gorman R P Whelan 70 40/141.00
5 (8) 036- Dark blue, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue diamond Expensive Taste (IRE) 290
3 9-6 t A Oliver C D Hayes 70 12/113.00
6 (9) 546756 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Princess Aloof (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-6 p Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 70 10/111.00
7 (6) 9-20 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Bobby's Heart (IRE) 127
3 9-4 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 68 7/42.75
8 (11) 584152 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Tom Dooley (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-4 t Michael Mulvany D P McDonogh 68 7/18.00
9 (4) 2858- White, black panel, black chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Kilruane Shea (IRE) 255
3 9-2 t A Oliver G F Carroll 66 33/134.00
11 (1) 86-7425 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Botanical Lady (IRE) 13
3 8-4 h H Rogers L F Roche (3) 53 11/26.50
Non runners
10 (2)400-00Dean Deifir (IRE)39-1D P NagleGary Paul Halpin65

Verdict

Andy Oliver won this a year ago and Expensive Taste is one to note on his reappearance and handicap debut. Ashtaroth made a successful debut on soft ground at Gowran but didn't do so well in much faster conditions at Roscommon. With the going likely to be on the easy side he'll make a bold bid to carry his big weight to victory. Camakasi is still a maiden but getting closer while if the ground dries up then Bobby's Heart, who found the going much too soft at the Curragh in March, would be on the shortlist. TOM DOOLEY, a winner over this trip at Gowran, was staying on strongly over 6f at Navan last time and though creeping up the weights looks the one to be on. Botanical Lady is well treated but may do better over further.