19:45 Galway

Friday 31 July 2020

All16:4517:1517:4518:1518:4519:1519:4520:15
  • Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase
  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 111y  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:45  |   Winning time: 5m 48.07s
1st
Horse silk
11
11/2
T: M J SmithJ: R M Power
Prominent, jumped slightly left 3rd and at times after, on terms after 8th, headed before 4 out, remained prominent, bad mistake 2 out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well op 7/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
7
1111-7
40/1
T: J P DempseyJ: Rachael Blackmore
Soon led, headed 1st, prominent, on terms after 8th, led from 3 out, pushed along and went on from last, soon reduced lead, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace
3rd
Horse silk
¾
10
11/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Waited with, 13th approaching 8th, slightly impeded 10th, headway and effort on inner straight, soon challenged, kept on same pace close home op 10/1
4th
Horse silk
nse
8
22/1
T: P RocheJ: M P Walsh
Waited with, 11th approaching 8th, badly impeded 10th, went moderate 6th after 3 out, closed and effort from before straight, slightly impeded inside final furlong, kept on without matching principals op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ¾
5
9/1
T: D HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (7)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 7th and pushed along briefly, 6th approaching 8th, pushed along again from next, slightly impeded 10th, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, effort from before straight, slightly impeded inside final furlong, kept on same pace
6th
Horse silk
8 ½
2
50/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Chased leaders, slightly impeded 3rd, closer in 4th after 7th, not fluent 10th, pushed along after 3 out, no extra from before straight, one pace op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
18
50/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: M M McDonagh (7)
Chased leaders, 8th approaching 8th, lost position and not fluent 4 out, kept on same pace from next op 40/1
8th
Horse silk
4 ¼
14
11/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Mr T Hamilton
Waited with, soon in rear, pecked 2nd, badly impeded 10th, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, kept on same pace from after last op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
14
4
16/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, 9th approaching 8th where mistake, impeded 10th, kept on same pace from 3 out op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ¼
13
50/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with, 10th approaching 8th, pushed along from next, impeded 10th, kept on same pace from 3 out op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
24
6
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Chased leaders, closer in 5th after 7th, a little slow 9th, bumped with rival 10th, on terms before 4 out, headed and pushed along next, weakened from last op 11/1
12th
Horse silk
26
17
33/1
T: J P RyanJ: D J O'Keeffe
Waited with, 12th approaching 8th, no extra from before 2 out
13th
Horse silk
99
12
711-0
9/1
T: J R FinnJ: K C Sexton
Waited with, a little slow at 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, 14th approaching 8th where not fluent, slightly impeded 10th, no extra approaching 2 out, pulled up after last tchd 10/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
1
5/1
T: J E KielyJ: G Brouder (7)
Mid-division early, 7th approaching 8th, fell 10th
PU
Horse silk
15
5/2f
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Prominent, led 1st, soon went on, jumped slightly left 3rd and at times after, headed after 8th, soon on terms, bumped with rival 10th, soon lost position, pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Woodbrook Boy6
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 6
T: J J Hanlon  J: B J Cooper
NR
3
Horse silk
Creadan Grae21
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: D F O'Regan
NR
9
Horse silk
Ice Cold Soul1
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 10
T: N Meade  J: E Walsh
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.20Pl:€1.80, €6.20, €3.20EX:€187.20Trifecta:€822.80Tricast:€2,375.52SF:€219.47

Forecasts

Gunfire Reef (5/2), Portmore Lough (5/1), Mindsmadeup (11/2), Macgiloney (9/1), Mighty Stowaway (9/1), Turbo (9/1), Cusp Of Carabelli (11/1), Rewritetherules (11/1), Woodbrook Boy (12/1), Ice Cold Soul (14/1), Tesseract (16/1), Creadan Grae (20/1), Bay Hill (22/1), Reach Up (33/1), Mr Diablo (40/1), Megalomaniac (50/1), Crazywork De Vassy (50/1), Static Jack (50/1)

Verdict

The five-month break Portmore Lough has had since his mishap at Leopardstown is of no concern given he goes well fresh and he rates as a major player, especially since he is 2-3 at this track. It was hard not to be impressed when Turbo bolted up to break his duck over fences recently, and on his handicap debut he must also be considered. On form Macgiloney would have strong claims given there was no fluke about his defeat of Doctor Duffy but his CV suggests he prefers fast ground. Therefore, despite the rise in grade preference is for GUNFIRE REEF who turned his latest victory over hurdles into a procession. He can complete the hat-trick as he returns to fences.
  1. Gunfire Reef
  2. Portmore Lough
  3. Turbo

Previous Winners

2019
Minella Beau
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 8
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €30,000.002nd: €10,000.003rd: €5,000.004th: €2,500.005th: €1,500.006th: €999.00

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