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14:25 Galway (IRE)

Mervue Maiden Hurdle

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 206y
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,007
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €534
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.20s
  • Off Time: 14:25:49
  • 15 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, large royal blue spots, royal blue sleeves, white spots, yellow cap
  • Form 3124-47
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

mid-division early, 7th after 5th, no impression after 3 out, no extra next

2
Silk - YELLOW, dark green stars, dark green star on cap
11/2
  • Form 42-1342
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

held up, slight mistake 4th, 8th after 5th, slight mistake 8th, closer in 6th 2 out, chased front pair and kept on same pace without threatening run-in

3
Silk - Royal blue & yellow check, red sleeves, emerald green cap
100/1
  • Form 500
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, slight mistake 1st, mistake 6th and pushed along, not fluent 7th and under pressure, slight mistake 3 out and weakened, completely tailed off

4
Silk - Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap
4/7
  • Form 113-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 5th after 5th, mistake 2 out, good headway on outer from before straight, challenged and every chance from before last, kept on without matching winner on stand's rail run-in

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars
  • Form 30-80P0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 81

held up, 11th after 5th, pushed along from next, slight mistake 8th, soon no extra, pulled up before last

6
Silk - DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, red & white hooped cap
50/1
  • Form 1240
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, slight mistake 4th, 10th after 5th, no impression from 3 out, no extra next

7
Silk - DARK BLUE, white diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue cap, white diamonds
  • Form 1/9425-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

disputed lead early, led from 3rd, headed approaching straight, no extra and one pace last

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form P/737
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon towards rear, not fluent 2nd, never a factor, pulled up before last

9
Silk - PINK, black chevron, striped cap
  • Form 155-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 4th after 5th, led on inner approaching straight, soon pressed, stayed on best run-in

10
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
8/1
  • Form 1/42-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

disputed lead early, prominent in 2nd, not match front pair when mistake last, no extra and one pace run-in

11
Silk - Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap
  • Form 3138-44
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, 3rd after 5th, no extra and one pace last

12
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange chevron, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form 4056
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

in rear, pushed along at stages, never a factor

13
Silk - Pink, brown spots, brown cap
100/1
  • Form 4150/0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

mid-division early, 9th after 5th, slight mistake 8th, no impression from 3 out, no extra next

14
Silk - White, emerald green diamond, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 95980
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

towards rear, pushed along from 6th, soon no danger

15
Silk - Emerald green & white halved, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green star
10/1
  • Form 137
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

slightly slow 1st, chased leaders, 6th after 5th, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Winning bumper Poet Power jumped poorly on her hurdling debut at Listowel and may need more time but Gagas Horse showed improved form on his second start over timber on this track and further progress should see him in contention. POLI ROI won a point-to-point and a bumper before taking on the top-class Fayonagh in the championship bumper at Punchestown where he wasn't disgraced. He's taken to make a successful start over timber though this is a tough maiden with both Trainwreck, a winner between the flags, and The Rory Story, who appeared to find 2m4f stretching his stamina in his two hurdles runs, looking likely future winners.

Formwatch

Danse Away (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 5th before 4th, pushed along 3 out, one pace from before straight, 7th of 13, 24 3/4l behind Roaring Bull (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn sft in Oct.

Gagas Horse 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into mid-division after 3rd, improved into 5th after 3 out, 4th entering straight, ridden from last, stayed on run-in into 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.

Paulie C (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, dist behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.

Poli Roi (FR) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 12 1/2l behind Fayonagh (11-7) at Punchestown 2m (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.

Rock On Barney (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, ridden and disputed lead briefly after 2 out, soon headed and weakened, 11th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Beneficial Society (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Soleglad (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 14th of 30, dist behind Mengli Khan (11-8) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.

Stowaway Forever (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no impression, 5th of 18, 12 1/4l behind Canardier (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Apr.

The Bronc (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed lead 6f out, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened, 7th of 14, 31l behind Thermistocles (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jul.

The Rory Story (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out and no impression next, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 20 1/4l behind Battleford (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Dec.

Trainwreck (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, joined 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Last Minute Man (11-12) at Down Royal 2m Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Dawn Shadow (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 11, 11 3/4l behind Ainsi Va La Vie (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m lst (1) hvy in Sep.

Drumbar Millie (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, last from 3rd, 6th from 8th, no impression from 4 out, 6th of 8, dist behind Burren Life (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hvy in Sep.

Kool Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden in rear 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 12, dist behind Moyross (11-12) at Galway 2m 5f mdn sft in Sep.

Lakeside Pearl (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden in rear 3 out, soon no extra, last of 12, dist behind Stratum (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Sep.

Poet Power (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, several slight mistakes, moderate 6th halfway, closer before 5 out, 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression before straight, no extra before 2 out where slight mistake, 7th of 13, dist behind Classic Theatre (11-7) at Listowel 2m mdn hvy in Sep.