Galway

  • 18:40 Topaz Mile Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €69,000 2nd €21,850 3rd €10,350 4th €3,450
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.83s
  • Off time: 18:41:54
18:40 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vastonea (IRE) 12/1
2nd Piri Wango (IRE) 9/1
3rd Baraweez (IRE) 9/1
4th Defining Year (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 871501 Light green, brown braces, brown armlet, white cap Balty Boys (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 b B Ellison J A Heffernan 103 20/121.00
2 (15) 548222 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 p K J Condon S Foley 102 20/121.00
3 (5) 618/189 Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap Piri Wango (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 G M Lyons C T Keane 102 9/110.00
4 (1) 1/72557- BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Hint of A Tint (IRE) 341
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4 9-9 p D Wachman F M Berry 100 12/113.00
5 (18) 2230/20 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Lucky Bridle (IRE) 31
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5 9-7 W P Mullins N G McCullagh 98 25/126.00
6 (14) 44-7660 Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Croi An Or (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 b T Stack W J Lee 97 40/141.00
7 (8) 136564 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intensical (IRE) 10
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3 9-6 J S Bolger R P Whelan 105 20/121.00
8 (4) 020-725 White, light blue cap Jack's Revenge (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 bt George Baker J P O'Brien 95 13/27.50
9 (3) 877942 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Specific Gravity (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 A McGuinness S Corby (7) 95 14/115.00
10 (9) 060-598 Light blue, white epaulettes, white sleeves, light blue armlet, white cap Pintura 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 p K A Ryan D P McDonogh 94 16/117.00
11 (6) 7/16096 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Defining Year (IRE) 12
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6 9-2 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 93 6/17.00
12 (2) 255-101 Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap General Brook (IRE) 47
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4 9-1 D Wachman W M Lordan 92 12/113.00
13 (13) 7-5121D Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Baraweez (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 B Ellison C O'Donoghue 91 9/110.00
15 (12) 323-206 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Seanie (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-13 b D Marnane C R King (3) 90 20/121.00
16 (10) 60-9525 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Vastonea (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (7) 89 12/113.00
17 (17) 115/5-79 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 32
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6 8-11 W P Mullins C P Hoban (3) 88 33/134.00
18 (7) 523143 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Maskoon 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 94 5/16.00
19 25-6121 Pink, royal blue spots on sleeves, royal blue spots on cap Lean And Keen (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 S Byrne L F Roche (3) 84 20/121.00
Non runners
14 (16)414-7Calibrate49-0D K WeldL F Roche91
2040/9-113Artful Artist (IRE)58-4A J MartinReserve 280
214-515Kings Ryker (IRE)38-4M HalfordReserve 387

Verdict

Brian Ellison loves bringing horses to Ireland and is double-handed here. Balty Boys arrives at the top of his game after landing a very strong Newmarket handicap for which he's been raised 6lb. The lightly-raced Baraweez was disqualified for interference after finishing first in a Class 2 handicap at Newcastle and to add insult to injury he was then raised 5lb in the ratings. Bold Thady Quill hasn't won since landing a Listed contest in March of last year but he's been unfortunate to bump into a couple of Ballydoyle inmates in his last two starts and should make his presence felt. SPECIFIC GRAVITY has returned from a spell in Dubai in good form and was carrying a huge weight when a very good second to Breathe Easy at the Curragh. He'll be ready for this and with Sean Corby's claim a major plus he's taken to gain his first success in almost two years. Vastonea doesn't win often but did land this in 2012 and is on exactly the same mark.