17:35 Galway (IRE)

Ladbrokes 'The Believer' Handicap (50-80)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 180y
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,500 added
  • Winner: €9,315
  • 2nd: €2,159
  • 3rd: €946
  • 4th: €541
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 37.14s
  • Off Time: 17:36:10
  • 11 Ran
Silk - Royal blue, yellow star, striped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 12100-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 80
  • Trainer M Halford
  • Jockey S Corby

led, headed after 2f, 2nd halfway, led again over 2f out, strongly pressed straight, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong

Silk - WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star
  • Form 44-D111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77
  • Trainer E Doyle
  • Jockey P J Smullen

chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along to go 3rd entering straight, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

Silk - Red, white spots on sleeves, white spots on cap
  • Form 21400-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 76
  • Trainer Miss S J Harty
  • Jockey L F Roche

prominent, ran freely, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, soon no extra

Silk - Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap
  • Form 0/714-08
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer Denis Hogan
  • Jockey W J Lee

rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden to go 5th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th close home

Silk - Yellow & royal blue diabolo, royal blue armlet, quartered cap
  • Form 030-201
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 78
  • Trainer Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey Fran Berry

mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along in 8th 2f out and soon no extra, eased final furlong

Silk - Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots
  • Form 211583
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64
  • Trainer G P Cromwell
  • Jockey D P McDonogh

towards rear, 10th halfway, ridden and some progress into 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

Silk - BLACK & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green cap


  • Form 88-3327
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer K Prendergast
  • Jockey C D Hayes

mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra

Silk - Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap
  • Form 708-103
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer A L T Moore
  • Jockey S Foley

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd approaching straight and ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not match winner

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap
  • Form 7160-08
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer H Rogers
  • Jockey D M Grant

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression final furlong

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots
  • Form 0600
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 56
  • Trainer A J Martin
  • Jockey R P Cleary

held up in rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching straight and no impression 2f out, no extra

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots
  • Form 8726-01
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer H Rogers
  • Jockey T P Madden

towards rear, never a factor, 9th halfway, ridden over 2f out and no impression straight, no extra

Previous results

In depth


BREENAINTHEMYCRA is improving out of all recognition and is now 28lb higher than when his winning run began. He overcame a poor draw and a 9lb rise to score at Roscommon and though up another 10lb is taken to complete a four-timer. Dancing Noretta was clearly suited by plenty of give in the ground at Killarney where she stayed on very strongly but a 9lb rise against older opposition may prevent a double. One Cool Poet ran well in a three-year-old handicap here on Monday though he was beaten over seven lengths and Cristy's Call ran a shocker on his latest start over hurdles.


Ebadani (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, dropped towards rear before halfway, no impression in 11th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Daliyan (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Jun.

Breenainthemycra (IRE) 6-1fav (9-6) Soon tracked leaders in 6th, closer order from before straight, on terms 1 1/2f out, soon led, asserted final fulong, stayed on well, won at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Jun beating Deor (9-11) by 2l, 14 ran.

Dalasiri (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improve to challenge after 2 out, ridden and disputed entering straight, slight mistake last, 2nd and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Kylecrue (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.

Eric The Grey (IRE) 6-1fav (11-3) Close up, a little keen, kept on same pace from after 2 out, 9th of 20, 18 3/4l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul.

Dancing Noretta (IRE) 13-2fav (9-12) Edged right out of stalls and bumped rival, mid-division, improved to chase leaders 2f out, closed 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well,, won at Killarney 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Jul beating Boris Bike (8-10) by 2l, 15 ran.

Cristy's Call (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Chased leaders, slightly slow jump 3rd, closer order next, 5th from 6th, not fluent 7th and pushed along, slight mistake 4 out, soon no impression, no extra when not fluent 3 out, mistake last, 7th of 8, dist behind Be Seeing You (10-3) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gf in Jul.

Acid 8-1 (9-13) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Whats The Plot (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp sft in May.

One Cool Poet (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Soon raced in 6th, 5th before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 3rd of 10, 7 1/2l behind Harasava (8-13) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Irish Reel (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, a little keen, pressed and joined 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra, one pace, 11th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Breenainthemycra (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Jun.

Sarwistan (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) In rear, 13th 5f out, detached in rear 3f out, soon driven, no threat, never a factor, 13th of 14, 29 1/4l behind Uncharted Waters (8-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f hcp hvy in Jul.

Zero Euro (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, niggled along halfway, ridden 3 1/2f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, progress to 3rd 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead inside final 150 yards, kept on best, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hvy in Jul beating Wider World (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.