October 25 / 16.35 Galway

16.35 Galway Heavy

Galway Races Summer Festival 2022 Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 1m 3f 180y
  • 21 runners
  • Win time: 2m 50s
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Galway Races Summer Festival 2022 Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -80657

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
A shade sisappointing this year though not digraced last thrice and Foley booked; still hard to be confident; mare 1-20.
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1st

13

(12)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Vita Veritas

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

A shade sisappointing this year though not digraced last thrice and Foley booked; still hard to be confident; mare 1-20.

14/1

7th

19

(11)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Vita Veritas

8st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: John Joseph Murphy

First reserve; sole win came at Killarney last year and not a bad run at Navan over 1m2f last time; back to winning mark and possibilities.

5th

9

(13)

6th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Navan

Vita Veritas

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: John Joseph Murphy

Last year's Killarney win came in testing conditions; three runs this year underwhelming although not clear run on two occasions; approaching her winning mark so not one to readily rule out.

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 005623 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Likeable gelding in great nick of late, handles bad ground, drawn 7 and seems sure to run well; looked like winning at Thurles last time and merely 1lb higher.
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12th

3

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Walnut Beach

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

13th

7

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Walnut Beach

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

11-race maiden on the Flat but seems a good bit better in this discipline; won a maiden on the inner track here in February and, despite finishing in rear, was far from disgraced in Grade 3 novice at Naas last month; first handicap hurdle and can give a good account of himself.

14/1

10th

4

(8)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Walnut Beach

10st 0lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Patrick J Flynn

Big hike in the weights for 1m4f Galway second (blinkered) last autumn but has done well over hurdles since, winning maiden at Punchestown last month and far from disgraced in Grade 3 novice at Naas last time; seems ground versatile and should go well.

4/1

33/1

  • Place: £12.50

Form: 000576

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Huge prices this year and struggled; off 56 days; not sure about ground for her; 4lb out of handicap.
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11th

20

(6)

14th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:00 Navan

Xael

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Damian Joseph English

17

(10)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 27y

19:20 Bellewstown

Xael

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Damian Joseph English

10th

17

(2)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:50 Gowran Park

Xael

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Damian Joseph English

25/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 766-09

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Poor past 12 months and makes no appeal albeit dropped to 0-65.
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12

(20)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:25 Gowran Park

Contrapposto

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: R Donohoe

10/1

17

(15)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 213y

19:00 Roscommon

Contrapposto

8st 8lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: R Donohoe

2nd

23

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Contrapposto

11st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: R Donohoe

Third reserve; not disgraced in maidens; may need more time.

Form: 050009

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Perhaps ran a bit better tried at 1m4f last time and not fully exposed; still hard to make much of a case for her; 5lb out of handicap.
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5th

16

(8)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Sanctuary Place

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P O’Rourke

Perhaps ran a bit better tried at 1m4f last time and not fully exposed; still hard to make much of a case for her; 5lb out of handicap.

33/1

9th

17

(8)

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 3f 184y

15:05 Gowran Park

Sanctuary Place

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P O’Rourke

First reserve; lowly-rated filly has no chance in this company.

19

(4)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

16:25 Gowran Park

Sanctuary Place

8st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: P O’Rourke

Second reserve: showed ability when fifth at Roscommon but nothing since and makes no appeal.

6th
19 (14)
Ben Alexander

Form: 0-0908

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
First reserve; modest gelding; hard to fancy and 8lbs wrong.
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12th

8

(8)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ben Alexander

8st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: H Rogers

20-race maiden and in poor form this year; beaten 25l at Galway last month; needs a switch to AW to spark a revival.

33/1

17

(1)

24th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ben Alexander

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: H Rogers

Has made the first three only once from 20 starts; remote sixth at Galway on latest; major improvement needed now on his first visit to his trainer's local track.

17

(10)

19th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ben Alexander

8st 11lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: H Rogers

Third reserve; rated just 34 and hard to fancy.

7/1

Form: 6/13-0 D

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Yard among winners and Keane booked so plenty to like given he won around this time last year; off a break but more of a concern the draw; relishes an ease.
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18

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Sil Ver Klass

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: A J Martin

3rd

13

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Sil Ver Klass

10st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

10/1

5

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:59 Cork

Sil Ver Klass

10st 13lb

J: Adam Short

T: A J Martin

Likes nice ground and should have more to offer chasing; can make the odd mistake, as when behind Nelly's Money Latest, but should run well.

7/2

Form: 197504

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Much his best run since Bellewstown win in July when headgear seemed to do the trick in close fourth at Curragh; good draw and good apprentice booked; chance.
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8th

3

(4)

9th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:00 Catterick

Third Avenue

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Andrew Crook

8th

9

(5)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Third Avenue

9st 4lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Much his best run since Bellewstown win in July when headgear seemed to do the trick in close fourth at Curragh; good draw and good apprentice booked; chance.

7/1

4th

17

(20)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Third Avenue

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Won at Bellewstown (1m6f) in July but has been below that form since and needs to return to his best to make a mark.

18/1

8/1

Form: -75403

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Not sure what happened at Navan but comes into it on yielding-ground runs this autumn; deserted by Colin Keane today.
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9th

10

(21)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Pikaia

9st 3lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Not sure what happened at Navan but comes into it on yielding-ground runs this autumn; deserted by Colin Keane today.

8/1

3rd

18

(1)

30th Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 211y

16:20 Bellewstown

Pikaia

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Second reserve; fair fourth to Greenpanda at Sligo but well beaten last time and easily opposed.

14/1

Form: 808360 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Tramore run in August gives her a chance but generally struggled this year, including twice at Festival here; 10lb claimer retains ride.
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10th

15

(16)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 5f 155y

20:20 Gowran Park

Stellify

9st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

First reserve; well held over C&D recently; best form is on softer ground.

15th

15

(7)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Stellify

9st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

4th

6

(14)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:20 Bellewstown

Stellify

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Form: 300200

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Tongue tie today; went close at Cork earlier this season; poor in 14.5l beatings since; high draw; 3lb wrong.
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1st

5

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Must Be Dreaming

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: G Ahern

Bits of promise in maiden hurdles; made errors when tailed off on handicap debut in January; new yard and could be involved if he's fully tuned up on her return.

8/1

7th

11

6th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:20 Clonmel

Must Be Dreaming

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: M J Tynan

Modest Flat performer and struggled over hurdles so far; too keen when fifth of 15 at Tramore last week, beaten 26l; plenty to find.

50/1

Form: 79-000

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Three runs this year all quite poor; obvious case can be made on her Limerick third over a year ago (soft to heavy) off mark of 60.
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9

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Brilliant Question

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: K A Heffernan

Poor Flat maiden ran her best race over hurdles when third at Punchestown in December but was well below that twice since, including here; has to bounce back.

14/1

17

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 66y

16:50 Thurles

Brilliant Question

10st 11lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: K A Heffernan

Longstanding Flat maiden; no impact in three maiden hurdle starts but left previous form behind on handicap debut when third of 14 finishers at Punchestown at the end of December; failed to reproduce that form at Clonmel on latest.

14/1

8th

8

6th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:20 Clonmel

Brilliant Question

11st 6lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: K A Heffernan

Long-standing Flat maiden; tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdle starts but left all previous form behind on handicap debut last week when third of 21 at Punchestown; should be involved again from the same mark.

11/2

Form: 000720 BF

Last run: 117 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
A little in and out so far but cheekpieces may help after flopping when favourite latest (blinkered); looked a certain future winner when touched off at Gowran.
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14th

7

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Figlio D’arte

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Corbett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Nothing of any real merit in his Flat form other than a Gowran second off a mark of 55; trainer has a more obvious candidate in Prairie Dancer.

50/1

13th

8

(3)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Figlio D’arte

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A little in and out so far but cheekpieces may help after flopping when favourite latest (blinkered); looked a certain future winner when touched off at Gowran.

6/1

33/1

Form: 090080

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Early days but looks of little account; new trip.
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14th

14

(6)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Miss Yaboo

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

Early days but looks of little account; new trip.

33/1

16th

8

(12)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

15:22 Gowran Park

Miss Yaboo

9st 3lb

J: Ciara Flynn

T: Paul W Flynn

Five-race maiden; sent off triple figure odds each start and hasn't done anything to justify this mark.

50/1

8th

8

(12)

4th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

13:35 Tipperary

Miss Yaboo

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Paul W Flynn

Well beaten all four starts and best to look elsewhere today.

150/1

33/1

Form: 7-000P

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Bit more like it over hurdles last time but Flat form really poor this year; outsider.
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9th

9

28th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 148y

12:45 Clonmel

Willywampus

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Donal Commins

Tailed off on the Flat on Monday and beaten 10l on his previous outing over hurdles; still seems on a tough mark for what he's done in this sphere to date; wears first-time tongue-tie.

16/1

15th

2

(11)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Willywampus

10st 1lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Donal Commins

Bit more like it over hurdles last time but Flat form really poor this year; outsider.

33/1

5th

10

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 73y

13:37 Tramore

Willywampus

11st 6lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Donal Commins

Hard to fancy 4yo but not devoid of ability and yard's runners can pop up at big prices.

20/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 334912 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Model of consistency this season and last two runs (yielding) bring her into it; draw a concern (often handy) and her Bellewstown win was on yielding but she likes fast ground too.
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11th

2

(9)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Angel In The Sky

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Luke Comer

Bellewstown win and Curragh second in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; up a further 6lb for her long-priced C&D success in January; in rear on her latest visit; possibly a bit high in the ratings for now.

14/1

10th

11

(3)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Angel In The Sky

8st 7lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Luke Comer

Bellewstown win and Curragh near miss in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; up a further four for her C&D success two weeks ago; keeping her form well and a likely player here.

13/2

1st

3

(12)

21st Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

Angel In The Sky

9st 12lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Luke Comer

Bellewstown win and Curragh near miss in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; not beaten far over C&D in November; respected.

12/1

Form: 906

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
No great shakes since hurdle second in May; handicap debutant badly drawn; outsider.
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17th

6

(15)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Antigua Son

9st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: William Coleman O’Brien

No great shakes since hurdle second in May; handicap debutant badly drawn; outsider.

33/1

7

(11)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:40 Navan

Antigua Son

9st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: William Coleman O’Brien

Moderate hurdler having only fourth Flat start here and opening mark appears on the high side.

33/1

17

(6)

23rd Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 55y

16:40 Listowel

Antigua Son

9st 4lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: William Coleman O’Brien

Second reserve; Modest hurdler needs to improve upon Flat runs to figure.

Form: 0-0900

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 4yo; up in trip after poor handicap debut at Cork; cheekpieces; hard to fancy.
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12th

11

(14)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

The Copper Kid

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E Sheehy

0-7; tailed off when stepped back up in trip latest; hard to recommend on anything he's shown so far.

20/1

18th

17

(9)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

The Copper Kid

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: E Sheehy

Lightly raced 4yo; up in trip after poor handicap debut at Cork; cheekpieces; hard to fancy.

33/1

Form: 16-000

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
AW winner last year; cannot entertain on subsequent form; horrible draw.
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13th

11

(3)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Solar System

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Leanne Breen

Shared the spoils on yard debut here a year ago (1m2f) but hasn't shown any worthwhile form since, fading tamely here last week; tries this longer trip again with cheekpieces tried; 1lb wrong; of limited appeal.

14/1

12th

7

(6)

3rd Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Solar System

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Leanne Breen

Shared the spoils in a race here last November on his first start after leaving Jim Bolger; nothing of any note in his form since then.

20/1

12

(19)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Solar System

9st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Leanne Breen

AW winner last year; cannot entertain on subsequent form; horrible draw.

33/1

Form: 590708

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; 6.75l beatings coming here (yielding) were respectable; each-way chance.
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13th

6

(3)

27th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Comedy La Vega

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Only fair form in handicaps so far including over 1m6f at Navan last week and needs a big step forward on second AW run.

16/1

20

(4)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Comedy La Vega

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Second reserve; 6.75l beatings coming here (yielding) were respectable; each-way chance.

8th

24

(17)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:40 Navan

Comedy La Vega

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

First reserve; hasn't featured in both handicaps; down 5lb from opening mark and usual hood now discarded; Keane booked.

Form: 96-900 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; looks to have little chance and in decline.
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21

(10)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Baltic Song

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Luke Comer

Third reserve; looks to have little chance and in decline.

13th

8

(4)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:40 Navan

Baltic Song

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

A winner for John Gosden but has been regressive for this yard; blinkers will need to bring about plenty of improvement from recent runs to feature, although handicapper giving him a chance.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €492.00
Straight Forecast €292.60
Tricast €14162.20
Trifecta €25017.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Walnut Beach

POSTDATA:

Stellify

RP Ratings (IRE):

Brilliant Question

The Irish Sun:

Walnut Beach