Galway

  • 18:45 Connacht Hotel 2m

  • Winner €42,000 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.09s
  • Off time: 18:45:25
18:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edeymi (IRE) 16/1
2nd Domination 7/1
3rd Redera (IRE) 14/1
4th Gimli's Rock (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 11 Emerald green, orange seams, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green spots Digeanta (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 12-0 t W P Mullins M P Fogarty 92 12/113.00
2 (8) 2201-01 Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Domination 30
Distance Winner
6 12-0 C Byrnes Mr D L Queally (5) 92 7/18.00
3 (10) 211293 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Marchese Marconi (IRE) 13
4 11-11 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 89 16/117.00
4 (16) 1810-7 Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs D A Love Mr C M Murphy (7) 88 16/117.00
6 (14) 64/112-3 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Call Me Bubbles (FR) 30
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 11-9 t W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 87 5/16.00
7 (2) 210/70-7 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 4
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 b Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 86 40/141.00
8 (3) 72634-6 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Notable Graduate (IRE) 52
5 11-8 vt D K Weld Miss J M Mangan (5) 86 5/16.00
9 (15) 223 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 b N Meade Mr J P McKeown 84 16/117.00
10 (11) 20020-0 BLACK, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Cry For The Moon (USA) 37
7 11-4 J H Culloty Mr Derek O'Connor 82 13/27.50
11 (7) 222/1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Edeymi (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 11-4 pt A J Martin Mr S Clements (5) 82 16/117.00
12 (18) 310- LIGHT GREEN, dark blue diamond, light green cap Oilily (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
10 11-4 S Byrne Mr S P Byrne (7) 82 20/121.00
13 (4) 800-530 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Admiral Barry (IRE) 30
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-3 b E Griffin Mr J J Burke (7) 81 20/121.00
14 (9) 5-11443 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gretzky 11
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 t Matthew J Smith Mr R E O'Sullivan (7) 80 33/134.00
15 (6) 37/138-1 Light blue, brown chevron, light blue cap Rodriguez (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-2 C F Swan A J McNulty (7) 80 25/126.00
16 (17) 532-172 RED, white chevron, halved sleeves, red cap, white star Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
8 11-2 b Mrs J Harrington Mr M Fahey (3) 80 20/121.00
17 (19) 55-0811 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Knockcroghery (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-1 J W Nicholson Rachael Blackmore (7) 79 16/117.00
18 (1) 8561/36 WHITE,dark blue hoop,white sleeves,dark blue armlet,white cap,dark blue star Rossvoss 61
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-1 t T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 79 11/112.00
19 (5) 43635-1 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 10-13 A J Martin Miss M O'Sullivan (7) 77 14/115.00
20 (20) 5115 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
11 10-12 A Oliver Mr R P Quinlan (3) 76 25/126.00
21 221443 Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap Zeftan (IRE) 31
4 10-11 vt P McCreery Mr R J Kiely (5) 75 25/126.00
Non runners
5 (13)71235-Vedani (IRE)411-10Denis HoganMr J T Carroll88
220/9120-6Shamiran (IRE)810-9R SweeneyReserve 273
23111-093Face Value510-9A McGuinnessReserve 373

Verdict

No favourite has won this incredibly tough handicap in the last 11 years but Dermot Weld has won four of the last six. Jane Mangan was on board the winner for the yard a year ago so Notable Graduate is certain to come in for major support and the ground has come right for him. REDERA is likely to be the market leader and those who witnessed his victory at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago won't want to miss him despite a 9lb rise. He travelled easily throughout that day and with his rider claiming 7lb he'll be very difficult to beat. Last year's runner-up Cry For The Moon looks to have been primed to go one better and Derek O'Connor's presence in the saddle is a bonus while Willie Mullins saddles two with chances in the in-form pair Call Me Bubbles, who scored over 1m4f at the meeting last year, and Digeanta, who is still unbeaten in four starts. Domination is a classy performer over this trip but seems better on fast ground but Vedani will appreciate the conditions and hails from a yard going well.