July 28 / 16.30 Galway

16.30 Galway

Good

Guinness Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 2m 4f 156y
  • 10 runners
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Guinness Novice Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 178-11 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winner and twice placed in bumpers for his original trainer, for whom he had his first two runs over hurdles; unbeaten in two starts since joining Gordon Elliott; backed up maiden win from Another Choice at Punchestown with rated success at Roscommon; further progress feasible.
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1st

1

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Salvador Ziggy

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 5 out, ridden and chased clear leader after 2 out, 3 lengths down approaching last, ran on well run-in, led towards finish

7/2

1st

1

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:30 Roscommon

Salvador Ziggy

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on inner, headway when not fluent 2 out, pushed along disputing lead approaching last, shaken up to lead run-in, pushed out towards finish

3/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2183-1

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
French import has achieved her two wins against very weak opposition; however, she has a clear chance at this level based on her third placing behind stablemate Brandy Love and British-trained favourite Love Envoi in a 2m4f mares' Grade 1 at Punchestown.
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2nd

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Hors Piste

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, reduced lead and faced challenge 3 out, went clear going easily after 2 out, ridden run-in, headed towards finish

15/8

1st

5

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:35 Kilbeggan

Hors Piste

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Mare deserved impressive Clonmel win; RPR 137 when Grade 1 third at Fairyhouse renders her the one to beat; track should suit prominent racer; penalised.

16/1

3rd

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hors Piste

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: W P Mullins

Clonmel maiden winner is another Mullins inmate who was behind Love Envoi at Cheltenham (beaten over 11l); has form over further but needs to find more.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 55-411

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair form in bumpers at Clonmel and Navan last year for Tim Hyde; stepped up from Killarney fourth on stable debut with wide-margin Tramore bumper win; backed that up with 2m1f maiden hurdle success at Bellewstown; a lot more on his plate now.
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3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

The Friday Man

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and chased leaders before 2 out, ridden and went third last, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

9/2

1st

10

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:05 Bellewstown

The Friday Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, awkward jump 1st, switched right and headway before 3 out, went second before 2 out, led just after 2 out, soon ridden and ran on well, went clear run-in

4/1

1st

8

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 120y

20:30 Tramore

The Friday Man

12st 0lb

J: Ms L O’Neill

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third 5f out, pushed along to lead 2f out, clear 1f out, kept on well

7/2

Form: 02246-

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice second in bumpers last season; faces a huge task in this company on hurdling debut.
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2nd

9

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

19:25 Ballinrobe

She Is Electric

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway from 3 out, pressed leaders when not fluent last, soon went second, ridden run-in, no impression final 110yds

7/2

4th

10

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

She Is Electric

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Norman Lee

towards rear, headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, pushed along approaching last, kept on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

50/1

Form: 513- BF

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Last year's Chester Cup winner; has run only three times over hurdles; won a 2m7 Thurles maiden on second attempt and was not beaten far in third behind the Willie Mullins-trained Bronn in a Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse in April; finished fifth in the Chester Cup and fourth in the Queen Alexandra; holds leading chance.
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6th

4

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Falcon Eight

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

pushed along briefly, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

5th

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Falcon Eight

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D K Weld

raced in second, headway and pressed leader after 4 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, weakened from last

9/4

1st

7

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Falcon Eight

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: D K Weld

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened quickly

12/1

Form: 231-21

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won a Cork bumper last October on his third start; made a very promising hurdling debut at Punchestown in May, taking second behind Salvador Ziggy in a 21-runner contest; winning favourite at Downpatrick recently, but room for improvement in his hurdling technique.
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6th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Another Choice

11st 4lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

in touch with leaders, ridden and lost position after 3 out, no impression before 2 out

8/1

1st

1

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 170y

17:22 Downpatrick

Another Choice

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Matthew J Smith

took keen hold, jumped left on occasions, chased leaders, led 2nd, not fluent 4th, nudged along when hung left on turn approaching last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

6/4

2nd

2

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

14:30 Punchestown

Another Choice

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Matthew J Smith

7/2

Form: 01

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off behind Salvador Ziggy at Punchestown; long-priced Kilbeggan maiden winner last time, when the addition of tongue-tie seemed to do the trick; takes big jump in class now.
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7th

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 3 out, soon ridden and no impression

25/1

1st

9

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:50 Kilbeggan

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

towards rear of midfield, headway final circuit, pushed along when chased leaders 2 out, ridden to lead before last, jumped left last, drifted left but went clear run-in, pushed out

66/1

16th

24

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

14:30 Punchestown

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam was a minor winner over hurdles; this is very ambitious for a newcomer; his trainer started the week on a winning note.
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3rd

10

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

19:05 Sligo

Beavis

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway on inner after 2 out, ridden and went third run-in, not reach leaders

16/1

8th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Beavis

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

always towards rear, not fluent 5 out, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner on AW in Britain for James Ferguson; cheap purchase last October; made a good start over hurdles with a 2m4f maiden win at Killarney; stablemate Another Choice has a stronger profile.
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2nd

5

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Arabian King

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway when nudged along from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden up the centre under 2f out, ran on and went second but no chance with winner towards finish

15/2

8

(12)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Arabian King

9st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

Won on hurdle/yard debut at Killarney earlier this month when defying an absence and he's below last year's winning mark at Chelmsford; all his best British form is on AW though and he was well held here on Wednesday; non-runner here yesterday.

12/1

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Arabian King

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Four-time winner on AW in Britain for James Ferguson; cheap purchase last October; made a good start over hurdles with a 2m4f maiden win at Killarney; stablemate Another Choice has a stronger profile.

12/1

Form: 78-133

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
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6th

1

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:15 Wexford

Must Be Dreaming

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: G Ahern

towards rear, headway on outer 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms, finished 7th, placed 6th

6/1

8

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Must Be Dreaming

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: G Ahern

5th

9

26th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:10 Galway

Must Be Dreaming

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: G Ahern

held up in rear, pushed along after 2 out, ran on when ridden after last, nearest finish

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €204.00
Straight Forecast €147.80
Trifecta €790.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hors Piste

SPOTLIGHT:

Falcon Eight

TOPSPEED:

Hors Piste

POSTDATA:

Hors Piste

The Irish Sun:

Falcon Eight