19:00 Galway (IRE)

Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap (50-75)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €9,500 added
  • Winner: €6,555
  • 2nd: €1,615
  • 3rd: €760
  • 4th: €475
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 44.58s
  • Off Time: 19:00:34
  • 14 Ran
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Silk - EMERALD GREEN & LIGHT BLUE CHECK, red & white check sleeves, orange & white check cap


29 p BF
  • Form 70-0635
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer J Leavy
  • Jockey P B Beggy

always behind

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap

Alajan (IRE)

16 b D
  • Form 324075
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer W J Fitzpatrick
  • Jockey L F Roche

dwelt and in rear, headway from 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

Silk - BLACK, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap
  • Form 34765-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 73
  • Trainer J H Culloty
  • Jockey S M Gorey

slowly into stride and in rear, headway into 7th and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace

Silk - WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap
  • Form 98-0908
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer S Weld
  • Jockey S M Levey

prominent, ridden and weakened from 4f out

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 313506
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer P J Flynn
  • Jockey C P Geoghegan

chased leaders, 5th 4f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 862346
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer D McDonogh
  • Jockey S H James

mid-division, no impression from 3f out

Silk - Emerald green & red stripes, red sleeves, red star on cap
  • Form 5/3-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer A J Martin
  • Jockey A P Heskin

rear of mid-division on outer, ridden in 8th 2 1/2f out, kept on one paced

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white spots, orange cap

Kokoro (IRE)

29 b D
  • Form 656591
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer F Ennis
  • Jockey Martin Harley

chased leaders, led 2 1/2f out, soon ridden, headed entering straight, 3rd 1f out, no extra and soon 4th

Silk - DARK GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, green cap, white spots
  • Form 7006-42
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer W P Mullins
  • Jockey Mr E D Linehan

mid-division on inner, 6th 4f out, headway into 2nd 2f out, soon ridden to lead, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

Silk - Emerald green, white slvs, orange cap, green star
  • Form 061341
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer A Mullins
  • Jockey D E Mullins

prominent, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon weakened quickly, eased straight, tailed off

Silk - RED & BLACK CHECK, red sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 0/0570-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer J Browne
  • Jockey R P Whelan

chased leaders, stumbled after 1f, ridden in 4th 4f out, weakened

Silk - Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 7-42421
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 73
  • Trainer J M Oxx
  • Jockey B A Curtis

held up, mid-division on outer 3f out, soon ridden and no impression

Silk - BROWN, white cap, purple spots
  • Form 0960-73
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer E P Harty
  • Jockey D C Byrne

mid-division on inner, ridden from 3f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd without threateing leaders inside final furlong

Silk - Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap
  • Form 174004
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer K Prendergast
  • Jockey C E Flannelly

led, ridden and headed 4f out, soon weakened, eased straight, tailed off

In depth


Some of the best young riders in Ireland line-up for this including Eddie Linehan, who has won a couple of races for Willie Mullins recently. They team up here with WEE GIANT and the son of Giant's Causeway looked all over the winner at Tramore last time until caught in the dying strides by The Fonze. Compensation awaits though there are numerous dangers including the versatile Northern Alliance who finished fifth in the Plate here last time. Fammi Sognare arrives here in good heart after her comfortable victory at Tramore and though O'Bella Ballerina only scrambled home to lose her maiden tag on the same track she is progressing and starts her handicap career on a fair mark. Sam James completed his first-ever double at Wexford on Friday so his mount, the course and distance winner Articilitis, is worth noting.


Abroad 13-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression in 7th entering straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 10l behind Prince Chaparral (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf.

Alajan (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 9l behind Prince Chaparral (10-0) at Tramore 1m 4f app hcp 50-85 fm.

Cry For The Moon (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 13l behind Aladdins Cave (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcap gf.

Mountain Snow (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Prominent, 3rd before straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 11l behind Easy Mate (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.

Bay Swallow (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 6th halfway, soon lost place, kept on without threatening under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dusty Trail (9-7) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 50-75 fm.

Articilitis (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra and kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 10l behind Prince Chaparral (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf.

Northern Alliance (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, 6th into straight, moderate 4th and no impression from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 8, 13l behind Don Leone (9-4) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks gf in Jul.

Kokoro (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led travelling well early straight, ridden clear from 2f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd beating Mad Existence (8-13) by 4l, 18 ran.

Wee Giant (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, headed inside final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 13, nk behind The Fonze (10-0) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm.

Fammi Sognare (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to challenge in 2nd 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm beating Hawk Dance (9-4) by 3l, 7 ran.

Matters At Hand (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, driven along and weakened quickly entering straight, last of 14, 29l behind Aladdins Cave (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.

O' Bella Ballerina (USA) 1-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to challenge 3f out, soon led, ridden and challenged over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead again close home, all out, won at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn fm beating Valbucca (8-7) by shd, 5 ran.

Stoned Immaculate 66-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Endless Intrigue (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks gd in Jul.

Gypsy Rose (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th over 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Diversify (8-11) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 fm.