Galway

  • 19:45 Caulfield Industrial Athlone Handicap 7f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.02s
  • Off time: 19:47:29
19:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Footprint (IRE) 14/1
2nd Knights Templar (IRE) 13/2
3rd Sophies Echo (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 50-8559 DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange stars Footprint (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 10-0 p P Martin A P Thornton (3) 80 14/115.00
2 (1) 000-132 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Indian Landing (IRE) 44
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 T Collins P J Smullen 79 2/13.00
3 (7) 0-53112 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, pink cap Knights Templar (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 9-13 t P J Flynn D M Grant 79 13/27.50
4 (16) 410-0 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Alsium (IRE) 57
4 9-9 p1 P D Deegan J P O'Brien 75 20/121.00
5 (15) 15-6773 DARK BLUE, light blue star, red sleeves & cap Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
5 9-7 G Donnelly J A Heffernan 73 14/115.00
7 (12) 1-34105 RED, black epaulettes, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap, red diamonds Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-6 h M Halford S Foley 72 16/117.00
8 (3) 192/600- Black, yellow spots, striped sleeves, black cap, yellow diamonds Toffee Tart 395
4 9-6 A J Whelan I J Brennan (3) 72 33/134.00
9 (4) 812300 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Enigma Code (UAE) 16
Distance Winner
8 9-5 t D English R P Whelan (3) 71 25/126.00
10 (10) 325317- EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Fit The Cove (IRE) 302
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 9-5 bt H Rogers C D Hayes 71 16/117.00
11 (13) 0505 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Duke Of Mornington (IRE) 19
4 9-4 D Kinsella Fran Berry 70 16/117.00
12 (11) 422-924 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Eighteen Summers (USA) 10
6 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 69 8/19.00
14 (6) 324135 White, black seams, check cap September Lily (IRE) 61
Distance Winner
4 9-2 b W McCreery W M Lordan 68 10/111.00
15 (9) 4316-09 GREY, red star, grey cap Consonance (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-1 J G Murphy G F Carroll 67 14/115.00
16 (2) 4-22181 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Sophies Echo (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
4 9-1 p T Cleary R P Cleary 67 6/17.00
18 42-378B RED, white spots, white cap Beat The Bell 39
8 8-12 D P Nagle Katherine S O'Brien (7) 64 28/129.00
Non runners
6 (14)6-22146Truly Genius (IRE)59-7C P DonoghueS H James73
13 (8)120533Almadaa69-2D MarnaneC R King68
17289304Like Magic (IRE)79-0P MartinReserve 166
194749Batu (IRE)48-10D P NagleReserve 362

Verdict

Knights Templar won twice over a mile before caught close home by Captain Cullen over that trip at Leopardstown. He's up another 3lb and the assessor may have caught up with him. INDIAN LANDING won at the meeting a year ago and is just 3lb higher. He's been lightly raced this year and can complete the double under Pat Smullen. Truly Genius is very closely matched with Knights Templar on recent form and must be a threat while Sophies Echo has been going very well though in much lesser company. Eighteen Summers has yet to win in 16 starts but has gone close on numerous occasions and that should be the case again here.