17:15 Galway

Monday 27 July 2020

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Galmont.com & Galwaybayhotel.com Handicap (50-80) (Div 1)

7f  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:15  |   Winning time: 1m 31.34s
Weighed In
1st
3
(1)
7/2
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Broke well to lead, asserted approaching straight, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, kept on well, comfortably op 4/1
2nd
2 ½
12
(2)
13/2
T: Denis HoganJ: J M Sheridan (5)
Edged left leaving stalls and bumped rival, soon rear of mid-division, progress on inner entering straight, ridden in 3rd final 100 yards, kept on well to 2nd close home, not trouble winner op 6/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
½
4
(3)
40/1
T: Miss A MooneyJ: B M Coen (3)
Bumped leaving stalls, soon prominent, 4th under 3f out, pushed along to 2nd approaching straight, soon ridden, no impression on leader 1f out, kept on, dropped to 3rd close home
4th
1 ¼
8
(5)
17/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse (3)
Mid-division, headway between horses 1f out, ridden under 1f out, kept on to 4th on line, never nearer op 8/1 tchd 15/2 and 9/1
5th
nse
2
(10)
8/1
T: D K WeldJ: G M Ryan (5)
Mid-division, headway between horses 1f out, ridden under 1f out, kept on to 4th on line, never nearer op 13/2 tchd 6/1
6th
nk
13
(12)
22/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: T P Madden
Dwelt, raced in rear, soon slightly detached, closed up on field after 2f, good headway on inner over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th final 100 yards, dropped to 5th on line op 18/1
7th
1
9
(4)
16/1
T: J LarkinJ: R Coakley
Close up, 2nd under 3f out, dropped to 3rd and ridden over 1f out, no extra under 1f out tchd 14/1 and 18/1
8th
¾
1
(9)
28/1
T: J J MurphyJ: R C Colgan
Rear of mid-division, not much room behind horses over 1f out, kept on same pace under 1f out, no threat op 22/1
9th
½
6
(8)
9/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (3)
In touch, 5th on outer under 3f out, ridden approaching straight, lost place 1f out, weakened op 12/1 tchd 14/1
10th
1
10
(6)
28/1
T: Martin HassettJ: W M Lordan
Tracked leader, 3rd under 3f out, under pressure and lost place 2f out, weakened quickly approaching straight op 33/1
11th
nk
7
(7)
5/2f
T: T G McCourtJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Towards rear, switched left entering straight, no impression, never a factor
12th
3 ¼
5
(11)
20/1
T: G O'LearyJ: S Foley
Rear of mid-division, no impression and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, eased final 100 yards tchd 22/1
13th
4 ¾
11
(13)
100/1
T: E P HartyJ: M A Gallagher
Always towards rear, no headway, weakened final furlong, never a factor op 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

Lady Scathach (5/2), Royal Canford (7/2), Billyfairplay (13/2), Lightning Amber (8/1), Aced It (17/2), Dedillon (9/1), Emphatic (16/1), Will Be King (20/1), Pulsating (22/1), High Altitude (28/1), Rattling Jewel (28/1), Visionara (40/1), Grey Hill (100/1)

Verdict
The manner in which Lady Scathach defied the handicapper at Leopardstown four days ago ensures she isn't to be underestimated despite a 6lb penalty now but this is a classier event and perhaps she's been cornered for the moment. High Altitude has gone well here before and is in the mix along with the likes of Lightning Amber and Aced It. Emphatic twice hit the crossbar here lasts summer but lacks a recent run so preference is for WILL BE KING who won on penultimate start at Roscommon and travelled well since at the Curragh in better company before find less than looked likely. He drops in trip and has form at this distance.
  1. Will Be King
  2. Lightning Amber
  3. Aced It

Previous Winners

2019
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Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: James J Doyle
  |  
T: Denis Hogan
10/1
Prize Money
1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €219.00

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