Galway

  • 18:10 Topaz E.B.F. Fillies Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.85s
  • Off time: 18:11:31
18:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarfasha (IRE) 2/5
2nd Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 10/3
3rd Calorie 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 2 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 32
2 9-0 P A Fahy R P Whelan (3) 10/34.33
2 (1) 43 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Calorie 32
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 6/17.00
3 (3) 0 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Gold Necklace (IRE) 32
2 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 20/121.00
4 (9) MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, blue cap Good Strike (USA)
2 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 28/129.00
5 (2) 9 Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Ode To Psyche (IRE) 32
2 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 20/121.00
6 (7) White, maroon star & sleeves, maroon cap, white star One Reason (IRE)
2 9-0 P W Flynn R P Cleary 50/151.00
7 (6) Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Principessa Ava (IRE)
2 9-0 Mrs D A Love S M Gorey (3) 50/151.00
8 (5) 2 Royal blue,white epaulettes,Striped cap Tarfasha (IRE) 12
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 2/51.40
Non runners
9 (4)0Terrific (IRE)29-0A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien

Verdict

Ballybacka Queen defied her 50/1 starting price with an excellent second to Avenue Gabriel at the Curragh and the winner didn't let the form down in a Group 3 subsequently. She had Calorie over 2l back in third that day and Terrific a long way behind and with further progress will be very difficult to beat. However, Dermot Weld targets this race every year and TARFASHA looks another off the production line. She made supporters of the long odds-on Geoffrey Chaucer sweat in a three-runner race at Leopardstown where she promised much more to come and is handed the vote.