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16:20 Galway (IRE)

Guinness Novice Hurdle

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 156y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €25,001 added
  • Winner: €14,750
  • 2nd: €4,750
  • 3rd: €2,250
  • 4th: €1,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 52.40s
  • Off Time: 16:21:02
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, royal blue spots
  • Form S21-112
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9

held up towards rear, closer after 3 out and short of room approaching next, pushed along to go 3rd at last, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace

2
Silk - BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, white & yellow quartered cap
  • Form P-71515
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 130

led, headed after 5th and 2nd halfway, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and dropped to 4th at last, kept on one pace run-in

3
Silk - DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap
6/1
  • Form 5417-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6

tracked leader, 3rd halfway, lost place 4 out and pushed along in rear 2 out, no extra approaching last, eased run-in

4
Silk - WHITE, black spots, black & gold quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 1-21
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 126

held up towards rear, some headway into 3rd after 4 out, pushed along 2 out and 5th before last, no impression run-in

5
Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap

Foveros (FR)

66 BF
3/1
  • Form 12
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders, ran freely, 4th halfway, closer after 3 out, pushed along and progress between horses to challenge at last, ridden to lead run-in, under pressure and kept on well closing stages

6
Silk - Dark blue, large white spots & sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 13-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13

tracked leaders, ran freely, progress on outer to lead after 5th, travelled well after 2 out, joined last, ridden and headed narrowly run-in, kept on, no impression on winner close home

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Winning bumper Doctor Duffy looks a smart staying prospect and though no match for the prolific Peregrine Run at Cork was conceding 10lb and not beaten far. Longchamp winner Foveros made a successful debut for Willie Mullins at Cork and was expected to follow suit at Ballinrobe but was caught close home by Morosini. He'll improve for that and Paul Townend rides rather than the mare Little Nugget, who he was on board for an easy victory at Limerick. Macgiloney hails from a yard in top form though he's taking on better company and ASH HILL is in the 'could be anything' category. Joseph O'Brien's bumper winner made a sparkling debut over timber when beating a huge field over this trip at Punchestown and looks a very smart prospect. Popong completes the line-up and is no forlorn hope after impressing at Roscommon.

Formwatch

Doctor Duffy (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, slight mistake 4th, improved on outer to challenge entering straight, disputed 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Peregrine Run (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f gd in Jul.

Macgiloney (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost position before straight but soon effort again, slight mistake and one pace 2 out, 5th of 13, 8l behind Static Jack (10-0) at Killarney 2m 7f hcp gd in Jul.

Ash Hill (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th at 4th, improved into 2nd approaching straight, led before last, ridden to assert and stayed on well run-in, eased close home, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jun beating Robin Des Sivola (11-5) by 7 1/2l, 23 ran.

Popong (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Towards rear and 6th from halfway, took closer order on outer from 4 out and led after next, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Roscommon 2m 4f gd in Jun beating Cosmo's Moon (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Foveros (FR) 8-11fav (11-7) Chased clear leader, took closer order in 2nd at 4th, challenged 2 out, pushed along to lead at last, ridden 1f out, kept on, headed closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Morosini (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m gd in May.

Little Nugget (IRE) 1-3fav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led travelling well before 2 out, jumped slightly right 2 out, eased clear before last, not extended, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn gd in May beating Amor Verdadero (11-7) by 6 1/2l, 9 ran.