Galway

  • 18:45 Topaz Mile Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €69,001 2nd €21,850 3rd €10,350 4th €3,450
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.71s
  • Off time: 18:45:27
18:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brendan Brackan (IRE) 10/1
2nd Brog Deas (IRE) 12/1
3rd Vastonea (IRE) 20/1
4th Seanie (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1-15253 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
4 10-1 T Collins R P Whelan (3) 108 14/115.00
2 (7) 122221 Dark Blue Fortify 6 (ex5)
Distance Winner
3 9-13 v A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 109 8/19.00
3 (12) 11-8081 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 9-12 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 105 16/117.00
4 (9) 04-7618 Light blue, white epaulettes, white sleeves, light blue armlet, white cap Pintura 45
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 K A Ryan C R King (5) 105 9/110.00
5 (10) 46-0526 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
4 9-11 G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 104 10/111.00
6 (8) 2114-01 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Tandem 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 v D K Weld P J Smullen 103 11/43.75
7 (13) 407-624 Beige, brown armlet, beige cap Global Village (IRE) 101
8 9-4 B Ellison C D Hayes 97 9/110.00
8 (16) 006-170 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Vastonea (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 K Prendergast S H James (3) 96 20/121.00
9 (6) 450224 BLACK, red star, yellow sleeves, black & red quartered cap Brog Deas (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
4 9-1 v P J Flynn D M Grant 94 12/113.00
10 (3) 26-4040 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Campanology 39
4 8-13 t J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 92 10/111.00
11 (17) 043-363 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 8-12 L Roche F M Berry 91 40/141.00
12 (14) 1524-40 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beyond Thankful (IRE) 58
3 8-11 p J S Bolger K J Manning 98 20/121.00
13 (18) 214728 Emerald green & white stripes, white armlet, orange cap Salam Alaykum (IRE) 30
5 8-11 J Egan J F Egan 90 33/134.00
14 (4) 2-78874 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Seanie (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
4 8-11 D Marnane G F Carroll 90 14/115.00
15 (1) 170-085 Black, white diabolo, white stripes on sleeves, quartered cap Swiftly Done (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 8-11 v D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 90 9/110.00
16 (15) 884037 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 10
4 8-4 K J Condon C P Hoban (3) 83 40/141.00
17 (11) 568-401 RED & WHITE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, quartered cap Captain Cullen (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 8-4 G Keane I J Brennan (3) 82 16/117.00
18 (2) 243636 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Golden Shoe (IRE) 27
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-4 J T Gorman W M Lordan 81 22/123.00

Verdict

Connections of VASTONEA will be very pleased to have seen the rain over the past few days and he's taken to follow-up last year's victory over Pintura. His three victories to date have all come on soft ground so any further downpours will greatly aid his cause. Fortify, Tandem and Ansgar are all very closely matched on recent collateral form and the former may just be progressing fast enough to come out best of the trio while Brian Ellison does well on his visits to Ireland so the in-form Global Village has to be a threat. Declan Carroll has also been making a name for himself here recently so watch out for the lightly-weighted Swiftly Done, who ran well behind Ansgar at the Curragh last month.