• 16:55 Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap 2m

  • Winner €150,500 2nd €48,000 3rd €23,000 4th €8,000
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.10s
  • Off time: 16:55:09
16:55 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thomas Edison (IRE) 7/2
2nd Bayan (IRE) 6/1
3rd The Game Changer (IRE) 12/1
4th Hisaabaat (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1422-21 Black, black & maroon striped cap Purple Bay (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
5 11-10 J P Ferguson S A Shortall (7) 153 16/117.00
3 6/11621- Mauve, dark blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, mauve cap Fergall (IRE) 102
Distance Winner
7 11-0 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh 143 33/134.00
4 411123- Maroon, white triple diamond, white armlet, white star on cap Bayan (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 10-12 pt G Elliott D J Condon 141 6/17.00
5 121 Black, orange cap Parlour Games 12
Distance Winner
6 10-12 t J P Ferguson B J Geraghty 141 16/117.00
6 1362-12 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-11 H de Bromhead D N Russell 140 9/110.00
7 7/21173- WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Rawnaq (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 10-11 Matthew J Smith P Townend 140 11/112.00
8 1156-51 Yellow, yellow & light green check sleeves, light green cap Laudatory 37
Distance Winner
8 10-10 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (3) 139 25/126.00
9 R10/0-21 Black, purple cap Bordoni (USA) 54
Distance Winner
5 10-8 p J P Ferguson N D Fehily 137 25/126.00
10 0-52224 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 15
Distance Winner
7 10-7 G Elliott B T O'Connell 136 40/141.00
11 6813F-8 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Fiery Oscar (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
9 10-6 p R Sweeney P F Mangan 135 50/151.00
12 B/03U0-5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomas Edison (IRE) 67
Distance Winner
7 10-6 ht A J Martin A P McCoy 135 7/24.50
13 0/112P-0 Emerald green, yellow hoops, blue cap Coffee (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
7 10-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 134 33/134.00
14 P371-13 Black, White cap Dubai Prince (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-5 t1 J P Ferguson Sam Twiston-Davies 134 16/117.00
15 3000/5-0 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-5 D K Weld J J Burke (5) 134 9/110.00
16 1305-21 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Plinth (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
4 10-5 A P O'Brien R M Power 140 14/115.00
17 60284-2 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap The Game Changer (IRE) 81
Distance Winner
5 10-5 C F Swan K C Sexton (5) 134 12/113.00
18 041102- White, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, royal blue diamond on cap Sullane Chief (IRE) 159
6 10-4 P C O'Connor D J Casey 133 33/134.00
19 4B38-11 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
9 10-4 G Elliott L P Dempsey (7) 133 20/121.00
20 3117-5 Purple & pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Pearl Castle (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 10-1 J J Quinn B S Hughes 136 14/115.00
22 236-111 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Indian Icon (FR) 27
Distance Winner
4 9-10 D T Hughes M A Enright 131 16/117.00
Non runners
2001-11UVulcanite (IRE)711-6C E LongsdonM P Walsh149
21126/115-Curley Bill (IRE)610-3N MeadeReserve 1132
2332221-1Macnicholson (IRE)510-2Mrs J HarringtonReserve 3131


This looks the toughest race of the seven-day fixture. A P McCoy had several to choose from and has plumped for Thomas Edison, whom Tony Martin has prepared to land two handicaps at the Curragh over the past few weeks. He'll be spot-on for this and is probably leniently handicapped though he'll be at short enough odds. There are eight raiders from the UK with John Ferguson leading the way with a trio including top weight Purple Bay, the very impressive winner of a Listed contest at Market Rasen. Shane Shortall has been booked to take 7lb off his mount's back and they could prove the best of the Ferguson raiders. Charlie Longsdon's Vulcanite is improving fast though he's one McCoy rejected, as is Aidan O'Brien's four-year-old Plinth, but Nicky Henderson's Laudatory looked in very good form at Newton Abbot last month. Hisaabaat wasn't beaten far in this a year ago and will have been aimed at another crack but in a very open handicap, CURLEY BILL is given the nod as he won a premier handicap on the Flat at the meeting last year and has shown enough over hurdles to suggest he's well enough weighted to give a good account of himself. Gordon Elliott has aimed Bayan at this and the Coral Cup third could hardly have had a better preparation than scoring on the Flat at Leopardstown three weeks ago.