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  • 14:20 Guinness Mid-Strength Novice Chase2m 1f

  • €23,000 added 5yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner €14,949 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,070 4th €690
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 8.80s
  • Off time: 14:20:13

Full result

14:20 Galway Result 1st August 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 11-9 B J Geraghty M Winters 8 10/11f
Settled 4th early, headway into 3rd 3 out, soon disputed 2nd, 3rd and pushed along briefly before straight, soon challenged and back on bridle, eased ahead run-in opened evs touched evs
2nd Sizing Italy (IRE) 11-6 A E Lynch H de Bromhead 6 5/2
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed 2nd before 2 out, improved to lead after last, ridden entering straight, headed run-in and no extra opened 11/4 touched 11/4
3rd ¾ Changing The Guard 11-9 Sam Twiston-Davies Dr R D P Newland 7 13/2
Led, ridden and headed after last, under pressure in 3rd straight, kept on same pace opened 13/2 touched 13/2
4th 10 He's Our Man (IRE) 11-6 R Walsh Ross O'Sullivan 8 7/1
Chased leader, 3rd halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden and no extra last, kept on one pace opened 7/1 touched 7/1
5th 17 Edmundo (IRE) 11-2 B R Dalton (5) R P Rath 7 50/1
Held up, mainly 5th, ridden and no impression last, kept on one pace opened 50/1 touched 50/1
6th 34 Miranour 11-2 Mr E J O'connell L Lennon 8 33/1
Always in rear, behind and niggled along 4 out, soon no impression, weakened and tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.60 Tote Place: £1.40,1.70
Straight Forecast: £3.68 Exacta: £2.60

Placepot: €19.60, Pool: €0.0


Barry Geraghty: "He's all class. The ground was a concern, but he had the pace. I thought for a little bit after the last, just going up the hill, I had to give him a bit of a squeeze, but he jumped on the bridle when we straightened up and it was a piece of work from there. He has an engine. He wouldn't want that ground, ideally, but he's a high-class horse."

Michael Winters: "He jumped good and solid and was well balanced on ground he wouldn't like. With the conditions of the race here it was a hard one to walk away from. He didn't put a foot wrong and having walked the track we let him run. He'd have schooled at Dromahane (point-to-point track) in the past after a meeting there, when the ground would be chopped up, so it wasn't anything new to him."