Galway

  • 17:05 Topaz Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €14,300 2nd €4,180 3rd €1,980 4th €661
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.70s
  • Off time: 17:05:22
17:05 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Que Pasa (IRE) 7/1
2nd Shamar (FR) 2/1
3rd Diplomat (USA) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/46-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 12
Distance Winner
5 11-12 t W P Mullins R Walsh 133 2/13.00
2 4251 Emerald green, black star, black diamonds on cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 11-9 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 123 10/111.00
3 15-1 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Cracking Man (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 11-9 t M O'Hare R C Colgan 16/117.00
4 25/1-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Elegant Statesman (IRE) 87
Distance Winner
6 11-9 t H de Bromhead M P Walsh 129 9/43.25
5 0- MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Yellow Rock (IRE) 179
6 11-4 L Comer M J Bolger (3) 100/1101.00
6 367-11 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 1
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-3 D K Weld D N Russell 125 11/43.75
7 9/130-12 Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Que Pasa (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
5 11-2 David Kelly D J Condon 119 7/18.00
8 0 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, white sleeves, yellow chevrons, red & yellow quartered cap Eveton (IRE) 15
5 10-11 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 100/1101.00

Verdict

Diplomat was due to run in the opening race of the Festival last night where he was certain to start a short-priced favourite but this looks tougher. SHAMAR has a double penalty after scoring at Cork and then beating Que Pasa at Killarney. The runner-up should get closer on 3lb better terms but the winner is a very smart prospect who can complete his hat-trick. Bob Le Beau was around 3l behind Que Pasa at Down Royal last month and is worse off at the weights having been successful subsequently and though Elegant Statesman is progressing fast he might find a couple of these too speedy.