Galway

  • 18:40 Galway Oyster Hotel Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 43.98s
  • Off time: 18:40:40
18:40 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sure Reef (IRE) 11/2
2nd Encrypted Message (IRE) 11/4
3rd Habesh (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 8-416 Grey, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap Moldowney 39
3 10-0 T Stack W M Lordan 88 3/14.00
2 (5) 312 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Hay Point (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-12 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 86 7/24.50
3 (7) 16-46 Dark Blue Tibet (IRE) 50
3 9-8 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 82 14/115.00
4 (8) 221 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Encrypted Message (IRE) 15
3 9-6 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 80 11/43.75
5 (1) 7-67101 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 19
3 9-2 L Winters I J Brennan (3) 76 20/121.00
6 (11) 9-52471 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teofolina (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 75 11/112.00
7 (4) 952521 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Sure Reef (IRE) 13
3 8-12 M Halford S Foley 72 11/26.50
8 (9) 177-704 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 47
3 8-11 p1 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 71 16/117.00
9 (10) 57-5168 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Habesh (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 8-4 p E M O'Sullivan C P Hoban (5) 61 33/134.00
10 (2) 0096 RED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Ariahey (USA) 15
3 8-4 J Larkin C D Hayes 60 50/151.00
11 (3) 09593 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap King Of Oriel (IRE) 13
3 8-4 D Kinsella B A Curtis 60 9/110.00

Verdict

HAY POINT couldn't quite cope with Chicago at Fairyhouse but that was no disgrace as the winner has followed up in a better event. John Oxx' filly has more to offer and will be difficult to beat. Tibet represents Chicago's connections and though he's been disappointing don't be surprised by a much better show. Encrypted Message is certain to come in for strong support after beating a strong field of maidens at Fairyhouse while Teofolina looked unlucky in-running behind today's rival Jeremy's Girl at Naas and made no mistake at Tipperary last week. Sure Reef has made gradual progress as he's stepped up in trip while Hurricane Ridge is dropping to a winnable mark and looked on the way back at Fairyhouse last time.