18:15 Galway

Friday 31 July 2020

All16:4517:1517:4518:1518:4519:1519:4520:15

    Guinness Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 168y  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:15  |   Winning time: 5m 44.08s
1st
Horse silk
8
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
A little keen, chased leaders, 11th approaching 8th, progress and on terms approaching 2 out, soon led, slight mistake last, stayed on well under pressure run-in tchd 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
2
6
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, a little slow at 6th, effort 2 out, jumped right last, kept on well without matching winner run-in
3rd
Horse silk
7
11
8/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with towards rear, pushed along briefly approaching 9th, headway to chase leaders from 3 out, no impression before straight, kept on same pace without threatening run-in
4th
Horse silk
7 ½
15
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Waited with, mistake 1st, 16th approaching 8th, slight mistake 9th, closed up approaching 2 out where slight mistake, soon no impression, kept on same pace
5th
Horse silk
¾
20
510-2
3/1f
T: E MullinsJ: S D Torrens (7)
Bumped and slight mistake 1st, mistake 6th, waited with, 12th approaching 8th, headway and tracked leaders approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
14
25/1
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder
Waited with, 13th approaching 8th, progress to be prominent from 3 out, soon led, joined approaching 2 out, soon headed and slight mistake, no extra and one pace after
7th
Horse silk
2 ¼
1
711-10
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Waited with, soon in rear, headway from before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening
8th
Horse silk
hd
3
611-9
9/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Close up, slight mistake 2nd, disputed lead at times and a little slow in jumping at times, slight mistake 7th, slightly impeded after 10th, soon lost position and kept on same pace op 17/2
9th
Horse silk
4 ½
5
511-3
22/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Slightly impeded after 1st, waited with, 15th approaching 8th, closed approaching 2 out, soon one pace
10th
Horse silk
3
12
25/1
T: C BoweJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Tight for room 1st, soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 8th, one pace from before 2 out
11th
Horse silk
3 ¼
16
1010-5
14/1
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Tight for room 1st, slight mistake 7th, soon mid-division, 10th approaching 8th, under pressure from 3 out, soon one pace op 12/1
12th
Horse silk
24
13
50/1
T: T MullinsJ: T Ryan (5)
Bumped after 1st, chased leaders, 7th approaching 8th, slightly impeded approaching next and lost position, no extra from before 2 out
13th
Horse silk
3 ¾
17
50/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Close up, disputed lead at times, lost position from 3 out, weakened from before next op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
12/1
T: R McNallyJ: B Browne (5)
Waited with, 14th approaching 8th, headway and pecked slightly next, pushed along from 3 out, soon no impression, weakened and pulled up approaching last
PU
Horse silk
7
25/1
T: Noel O'NeillJ: H Morgan (7)
Led and disputed, not fluent 8th, headed before 10th and not fluent, lost position and not fluent 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up 2 out
PU
Horse silk
9
40/1
T: J C McConnellJ: E Walsh (7)
Prominent, bumped slightly 2nd, a little keen, lost position and under pressure after 3 out, soon no impression, weakened and pulled up approaching last
PU
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Impeded and not fluent 1st, soon mid-division, 9th approaching 8th where not fluent, under pressure after 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up 2 out
PU
Horse silk
19
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leaders, led before 10th, soon joined, headed after 3 out, weakened and pulled up next tchd 12/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Canardier142
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 8
T: W P Mullins  J: P Townend
NR
22
Horse silk
Tiger Twenty Two18
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 2
NR
21
Horse silk
Dawn Raider2
Weight: 9-13|  Age: 8
T: B Cawley  J: Reserve 1
NR
18
Horse silk
Abraham2
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 8
T: M Brassil  J: C J Orr
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€7.60Pl:€2.10, €1.80, €1.20, €2.90EX:€51.60Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€341.01SF:€47.76

Forecasts

Pilbara (3/1), Great White Shark (5/1), Diamond Hill (6/1), Canardier (13/2), My Sister Sarah (8/1), Flooring Porter (8/1), Sayo (9/1), The Jam Man (12/1), Plinth (14/1), Abraham (14/1), Recent Revelations (14/1), Stratum (16/1), Foveros (22/1), Sky Marshal (25/1), Sweet Home Chicago (25/1), Ministerforsport (25/1), Tiger Twenty Two (33/1), Blast Of Koeman (33/1), Fred The Foot (40/1), Chavi Artist (50/1), Ah Littleluck (50/1), Dawn Raider (66/1)

Verdict

Small stakes advised in this open contest and a chance is taken on DIAMOND HILL on her handicap debut. The selection gets into this off a light weight, is a previous course winner, goes well fresh and is still lightly raced over obstacles so ticks a lot of boxes. Her trainer runs seven in this and My Sister Sarah also caught the eye for the same yard when fifth on the level at the start of the week after being forced to go wide in the straight. Pilbara cannot be discounted given the form he has been in since returning to the track this year while Sweet Home Chicago is also a player after posting a career-best effort to win on his seasonal reappearance.
  1. Diamond Hill
  2. My Sister Sarah
  3. Sweet Home Chicago

Previous Winners

2019
Great Trango
Weight: 9-13  |Age: 6
12/1

Prize Money

1st: €48,000.002nd: €16,000.003rd: €8,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,600.00

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