Galway

  • 19:15 Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap 7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.76s
  • Off time: 19:18:17
19:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Target Acquired (IRE) 11/2
2nd Hail Shower (IRE) 16/1
3rd Campestral Scene 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 581231 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Target Acquired (IRE) 3 (ex5)
Distance Winner
3 10-5 p A Oliver C D Hayes 75 11/26.50
2 (13) 04-46 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Ravello Again (IRE) 178
3 9-9 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 70 25/126.00
3 (11) 05-885 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Lady O Malley (IRE) 17
3 9-8 J G Murphy J P O'Brien 69 25/126.00
4 (9) 77-7363 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green & grey quartered cap Quinine 26
3 9-7 h A L T Moore S Foley 68 9/25.50
5 (7) 44-9715 White, maroon star, maroon armlet, check cap Glen Ginnie (IRE) 4
3 9-6 b W McCreery R P Cleary 67 22/123.00
6 (3) 908-2 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Doc Holliday (IRE) 26
3 9-5 E Lynam R P Whelan (3) 66 5/16.00
7 (5) 32326-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Strapless 123
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 h J S Bolger K J Manning 66 10/111.00
8 (4) 16-9047 BLACK, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Longfield Lad (IRE) 12
3 9-4 p J J Walsh W J Lee 65 33/134.00
9 (8) 6-69 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Peace Accord 33
3 9-4 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 65 11/26.50
10 (15) 538-413 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 9-3 p J T Gorman F M Berry 64 16/117.00
11 (10) 61-2904 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Hail Shower (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 W McCreery W M Lordan 60 16/117.00
12 (1) 050556 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Campestral Scene 11
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 p1 G M Lyons G F Carroll 59 12/113.00
13 (14) 354774 Grey, pink seams, quartered cap Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 27
3 8-12 D Kinsella J A Heffernan 59 12/113.00
14 (12) 8-506 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Anner Queen (IRE) 19
3 8-11 J F O'Shea T P O'Shea 58 33/134.00
15 (2) 95-0464 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Rock On Coco (IRE) 27
3 8-10 p D Marnane C R King (5) 57 6/17.00
Non runners
16506060Last Minute Lisa (IRE)38-8S DonohoeReserve 155

Verdict

This hasn't been a good race for the Weld yard but Peace Accord makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and this well-connected colt should be capable of very much better than we've seen so far. Strapless started favourite at Dundalk in March after several good efforts on soft ground but was clearly unhappy on the surface and finished well beaten. She's definitely much better than that and is on the short-list but DOC HOLLIDAY looks the one to be on. Eddie Lynam's charge hadn't shown much last season and was having his first start since October when chasing home Three Bells at Fairyhouse earlier this month. He was well supported to make a successful return and compensation awaits. Target Acquired runs with a penalty for Friday's Down Royal victory and this looks a bit tougher.