Galway

  • 18:10 Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap 7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.15s
  • Off time: 18:11:21
18:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kanes Pass (IRE) 14/1
2nd Sharp And Smart (IRE) 8/1
3rd Money Spider (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 051575 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Ahimsa (IRE) 19
3 10-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 75 4/15.00
2 (15) 1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fionnuar (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 9-13 J S Bolger K J Manning 74 9/110.00
3 (9) 42-05 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star That's Plenty (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
3 9-11 T Collins C O'Donoghue 72 13/27.50
4 (10) 56560-5 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Fastidious 109
3 9-10 b D K Weld P J Smullen 71 7/24.50
5 (8) 2-42571 White, emerald green braces, emerald green armlet, emerald green cap Ferryview Place 18
3 9-9 b E Griffin F M Berry 70 16/117.00
6 (7) 4179-47 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Pierre D'or (IRE) 75
3 9-9 J T Gorman Sam James (3) 70 20/121.00
7 (14) 230427 White and red chevrons,white sleeves,dark blue armlet, dark blue and yellow quartered cap Summer Knight (IRE) 12
3 9-9 A Oliver C D Hayes 70 20/121.00
8 (2) 6-83632 Dark Blue Money Spider (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
3 9-8 D Wachman W M Lordan 69 6/17.00
9 (4) 0-734 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap The Ring Is King (IRE) 22
3 9-8 t P W Flynn Johnny Murtagh 69 9/110.00
10 (13) 525276 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Love Is The Key (IRE) 24
3 9-5 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 66 25/126.00
11 (3) 00-813 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars & armlet, red cap Sharp And Smart (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M Halford S Foley 62 8/19.00
12 (1) 155370 PINK, brown sash & sleeves, brown spots on cap Kanes Pass (IRE) 19
3 8-13 t W McCreery R P Whelan (5) 60 14/115.00
13 (12) 770- EMERALD GREEN, emerald green cap, white spots Kodaly (IRE) 276
3 8-13 J G Coogan D P McDonogh 60 33/134.00
15 (11) 9-26579 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Forgiving Light 13
3 8-9 A Oliver C P Hoban (5) 56 33/134.00
16 0-56749 RED, white spots, white cap Dark Danger (IRE) 5
3 8-5 p1 D P Nagle James J Doyle (10) 52 33/134.00
Non runners
14 (5)0-00311California Rose38-12P MartinB A Curtis59

Verdict

This is one race that has eluded Dermot Weld in the past ten years but that can be put right with FASTIDIOUS. He showed plenty of promise in his juvenile campaign and looks to have been put away with this fixture in mind after a promising reappearance at Gowran in April. Fionnuar battled on well to land a fillies' maiden at the Curragh in a three-way photo-finish. She'll improve for the run and has to be of interest along with the progressive California Rose, who had today's rival Money Spider a couple of lengths behind when completing a double at Killarney. After her victory at Tipperary, Sharp And Smart couldn't quite cope with a 10lb rise at Fairyhouse and though Pierre D'Or hasn't replicated his juvenile form he's slipped down the weights and Sam James' claim is a plus. The lightly-raced The Ring Is King made a promising handicap debut at Bellewstown and with Johnny Murtagh a positive booking he can get into the frame at a fair price.