Racecards

17:10 Galway (IRE)

Tote Supporting Irish Racing Since 1930 Maiden Hurdle

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 11y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,000 added
  • Winner: €10,047
  • 2nd: €3,247
  • 3rd: €1,547
  • 4th: €697
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 7.30s
  • Off Time: 17:11:49
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - RED & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap
  • Form 0P0P-60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, some headway but no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra

2
Silk - Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars
50/1
  • Form 7770-66
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, not much room approaching 2 out where mistake and impeded, no extra after

3
Silk - YELLOW & RED HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, emerald green & white hooped cap
  • Form 4-460
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, no impression after 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening

4
Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow panel, red cap
  • Form 5234P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 140

soon led, some slight mistakes and jumped slightly left at times, pressed 2 out, soon joined, headed last, no extra and one pace after

5
Silk - Brown, green hoop, brown & white striped sleeves, green cap
  • Form 1/2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

led briefly early, raced in 2nd, slight mistake 6th, slightly impeded 9th, challenged 2 out, soon on terms, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages

6
Silk - YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots
  • Form 30-4004
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 80

soon mid-division, pushed along after 9th, closed up on outer after 3 out, no impression from before 2 out, soon no extra

7
Silk - Orange, purple cross sashes, white sleeves, purple armlet, orange cap, white star
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

chased leaders on outer early, some slight mistakes, lost position when pushed along from 9th, no impression after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off

8
Silk - Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, check cap
  • Form 0/0-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

soon tracked leaders, some slight mistakes, no impression 2 out, soon no extra

9
Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

waited with, soon towards rear, slight mistake 5th, no danger from 8th, completely tailed off

10
Silk - Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star
  • Form 823P-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 116

a little keen, soon mid-division, slight mistake 3 out and headway, kept on well closing stages without reaching front pair

11
Silk - BLACK, yellow sash, purple cap
  • Form PR6-P17
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

waited with, soon mid-division, mistake 6th, pushed along from 9th, no impression after 3 out, soon no extra

12
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars
16/1
  • Form 421
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

soon chased leaders, bumped after 3rd and a little keen, not fluent 9th, disputed 4th when fell 2 out

13
Silk - Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap
  • Form 5/4453P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

soon chased leaders, not always fluent jumping, challenged and on terms from before last, led and stayed on best closing stages

14
Silk - Maroon & beige chevrons, maroon sleeves, beige star on cap
  • Form U631-5P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

towards rear, no impression after 3 out, soon no extra

In depth

Verdict

Dancing On My Own produced two fine efforts in big fields before an excellent run behind Klassical Dream in a Grade 1 novices' hurdle at Leopardstown but then pulled up when tackling this trip on the Coral Cup at Cheltenham. Days Without End has won a bumper and scored twice under Flat Rules though was beaten a long way into second behind Elimay over hurdles at Punchestown in May. The winner's yard is represented here by DIAMOND HILL, who has been disappointing in four starts over hurdles but who has won a bumper and remains unbeaten on the Flat after two starts, the latest earlier this month at Bellewstown. He should make a hurdler and gets the nod over Sky Marshal, three times a winner on the all-weather and only beaten a head over 3m in a Cork maiden hurdle last time. The progressive Roscommon bumper winner Caer may prove best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Antigua Son (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening straight, 12th of 23, dist behind Ash Hill (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jun.

Baily Thunder 20-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 4th 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 20 1/4l behind An Fearchan (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn gd in Jul.

Cosmic Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, not fluent 5th, 13th from 7th, no impression after 4 out, 10th of 15, dist behind Whenurgoodurgood (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.

Dancing On My Own (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Raced keenly in mid-division, hampered 2nd, headway to track leader next, lost place when blundered 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) sft in Mar.

Days Without End (IRE) 4-1jfav (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, 6th after halfway, pushed along 2f out, no impression and tight for room over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Shakespear'sgalley (8-10) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Jun.

Divin Desir (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, progress into 2nd after 2 out, led before last, ridden and pressed last, headed final 200 yards, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Pump Road (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Dubheen Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Boleyn.

Killdevil George (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up, slight mistake 3rd, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd after 4 out, slight mistake 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, 4th of 6, 9 1/4l behind Al Sakb (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn gd in Jul.

Lariat Go (IRE) Golden Lariat gelding out of Go On Girl.

Sky Marshal (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 3rd entering straight, disputed travelling well 3 out, ridden 2 out, slight mistake last, kept on well, just held close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind An Fearchan (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn gd in Jul.

Battle Away (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon rear of mid-division, not go with leaders after 5 out, headway from next, no impression and slight mistake 2 out, one pace, 7th of 14, 27l behind Somethinboutangela (10-13) at Killarney 2m 7f mdn gd in Jul.

Caer (IRE) 11-10fav (11-9) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out, went 2nd and plenty to do over 1f out, strongly pressed leader inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Roscommon 2m gd in Jul beating Blue Heather (11-9) by 1l, 11 ran.

Diamond Hill (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 5f out, ridden into 2nd 2f out, pressed leader 1f out, stayed on to dispute inside final furlong, led close home, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul beating Party Playboy (10-5) by hd, 8 ran.

Huckleberry Hill (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) 7th of 13, 14 1/4l behind Neverushacon (12-9) at Curragh 1m 4f gf in Jul.