Galway

  • 20:15 pillohotelgalway.com Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.20s
  • Off time: 20:15:10
20:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wicklow Brave 7/2
2nd Marty's Magic (IRE) 5/4
3rd Top Othe Ra (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 232-600 MAUVE Afatcat 20
5 12-0 t1 J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll (3) 25/126.00
2 442-65 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Araku Valley (IRE) 8
6 12-0 J J Hanlon Mr K E Power 33/134.00
3 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Frenchfort (IRE)
6 12-0 V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (7) 50/151.00
4 6- GREY & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, grey sleeves, grey cap, royal blue star Golden Eclipse (IRE) 253
5 12-0 P Fenton Mr R J Kiely (5) 50/151.00
5 Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap Soldiers Song (FR)
5 12-0 Michael O'connor Mr M J O'Connor 33/134.00
6 Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Top Of The Town (IRE)
5 12-0 P Neville Mr G M Mangan (7) 33/134.00
7 5246-56 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Top Othe Ra (IRE) 61
5 12-0 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 20/121.00
8 59-37 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
4 11-8 p1 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 14/115.00
9 5-PP WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Long House Saint (IRE) 64
4 11-8 Denis Hogan Mr F O'Toole (7) 40/141.00
10 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Marty's Magic (IRE)
4 11-8 D K Weld R P McNamara 5/42.25
11 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Meldrum Lad (IRE)
4 11-8 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 25/126.00
12 4 Maroon, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, maroon cap Oldeddietherebel (IRE) 12
4 11-8 p1 B T Murphy Mr B McDonagh (7) 50/151.00
13 4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Riverside City (IRE) 38
4 11-8 G Elliott M P Fogarty 11/26.50
14 6- Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Sukiyaki (IRE) 93
4 11-8 J S Bolger Ms K Walsh 10/111.00
15 9-2 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Wicklow Brave 61
4 11-8 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 7/24.50
16 640-4 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Diamond Gesture (IRE) 63
5 11-7 Daniel G Murphy Mr L C Murphy (7) 20/121.00
17 105- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, royal blue cap Ittimetogo (IRE) 111
5 11-7 John F O'Neill Mr P J O'Neill (7) 33/134.00
18 7 White, black panel, black armlet, black diamond on cap Lindas Choice (IRE) 20
6 11-7 J H Scott Miss H Mooney (7) 50/151.00
19 7 ROYAL BLUE, dark blue hoop, dark blue armlet, royal blue cap Rock High Lady (IRE) 62
6 11-7 D Broad B Browne (7) 50/151.00
20 0 RED, yellow panel, striped cap Nicole'sway (IRE) 22
4 11-1 John Neilan Mr M J Lynch (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
21East Lodge (IRE)612-0J T GormanReserve 1
2269-Maximum Feat (IRE)411-8B W DukeReserve 2
23300-Smiler (IRE)612-0Michael O'connorReserve 3

Verdict

Dermot Weld isn't best known for training bumpers but he's still managed to win this three times in recent years so the newcomer Marty's Magic, whose pedigree will be better suited by speed than most of these, has to be respected. Jim Bolger saddles Sukiyaki, who didn't show much at Punchestown in April but will have benefited from the experience and will be expected to do much better. Aidan O'Brien's Egyptian Warrior didn't enjoy the fast ground at Killarney after a better run at the Curragh but this should go to Willie and Patrick Mullins via WICKLOW BRAVE. He showed the benefit of his opening run with a fine effort behind Stephanie Frances at Punchestown where he hung in the closing stages due to inexperience and fast ground. Top Othe Ra was behind in that latter race and looks held but Diamond Gesture showed improvement at Ballinrobe and should get involved.