Galway

  • 17:35 Guinness Surge Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.20s
  • Off time: 17:37:02
17:35 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ridestan (IRE) 7/4
2nd Knight's Parade (IRE) 9/1
3rd Pirate Cove (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 92-2344 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, white cap, red stars Knight's Parade (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 10-0 t G Elliott J P O'Brien 70 9/110.00
2 (17) 1-34452 Emerald green, black diamond & sleeves, black cap Modem 64
Distance Winner
4 9-12 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 68 16/117.00
3 (11) 002262 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON DIABOLO, quartered cap Dancingwithangels (IRE) 10
5 9-11 h T Cleary R P Cleary 67 14/115.00
4 (12) 759-22 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Pirate Cove (IRE) 42
4 9-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 67 3/14.00
5 (5) 964-768 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Mojito Royale (IRE) 18
10 9-10 p E Doyle D M Grant 66 20/121.00
7 (8) 142362 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
8 9-9 bt J C McConnell S Foley 65 11/112.00
8 (4) 240777- Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Daigreen (IRE) 23
5 9-8 ht G Webb C T Keane 64 33/134.00
9 (16) 834926 PINK, black hoop, pink sleeves, black cap Master Melody (IRE) 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-7 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (7) 63 25/126.00
10 (2) 70-81 Light green, white sleeves, yellow & white check cap Ridestan (IRE) 3
4 9-6 Denis Hogan C P Hoban (3) 62 7/42.75
11 (13) 8782-67 WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap Sharlanda (IRE) 63
4 9-6 t1 D Miley L F Roche (3) 62 33/134.00
12 (1) 80/7000- Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 25
5 9-5 b D Kinsella J A Heffernan 61 25/126.00
13 (9) 16/0944- Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Grandma Dotty (IRE) 221
Distance Winner
5 9-2 C F Swan C D Hayes 58 14/115.00
14 (15) 540060 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Horsewithnoname (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 9-0 p T G McCourt C R King (3) 56 50/151.00
15 (7) 0-6774 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Gold Focus (IRE) 14
3 8-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 64 17/29.50
16 (6) 778280- Black, white star, hooped sleeves, pink cap Hootie (IRE) 337
6 8-10 hb S Donohoe R P Whelan 52 40/141.00
Non runners
6 (3)896437Sharjah (IRE)49-10A SlatteryD P McDonogh66
17 (14)65733/0Asteroid Belt (IRE)58-6E HoganT P Madden48

Verdict

The very busy Blue Ridge Lane is 12lb higher than for his latest victory but remains in good heart, as we saw at Wexford on Saturday. RIDESTAN is improving fast and looks another for Denis Hogan. Conor Hoban rode him to victory at Killarney a couple of weeks ago then his trainer took over when sent over hurdles here on Monday where he produced another excellent display to finish runner-up to McKinley. He's still on a lowly mark and should continue his progress. Pirate Cove has only had five runs and looked certain to appreciate this sort of trip when staying on over 1m2f at Leopardstown. He'll be difficult to keep out of the frame while a three-year-old won this in 2012 and Jim Bolger's Gold Focus looks on a very handy mark on her first start over the trip. Knight's Parade, a winner in the UK for Amanda Perrett, is gradually getting his form back for Gordon Elliott and Joseph O'Brien is an interesting booking.