July 31 / 15.40 Galway

15.40 Galway

Good To Yielding

Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £14873.95
  • 2m 2f 54y
  • 15 runners
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Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.90
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 15-505 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Easy Limerick winner last October but hasn't reached that level since; yard respected but needs to do a lot more than when beaten 25l at Killarney last time.
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3rd

3

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Vado Forte

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second before 3rd, lost second after 5th, headway disputing lead 2 out, pushed along and outpaced after last, ridden and lost second run-in, no extra final 110yds

13/8

1st

2

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Vado Forte

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear early, not fluent 1st, headway 3rd, prominent after 5th, joined leader 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and faced challenge home turn, joined but kept on well towards finish, just did enough

12/1

5th

2

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:35 Killarney

Vado Forte

11st 10lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

close up, not fluent 1st, in touch with leaders 2nd, pushed along 7th, not fluent 5 out, soon lost position and beaten

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4307-7 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Just 2-19 over fences but beaten only 1.25l in this race last year; ran well twice after before losing his form; 3lb lower today and can improve from recent hurdle run, so should go well.
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2nd

14

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Benefit Run

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 4 out, headway after 3 out, keeping on when jumped slightly left 2 out, ridden and went second after last, joined leader and every chance until no extra towards finish

8/1

7th

5

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Killarney

Benefit Run

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield, in touch with leaders 3 out, soon ridden but weakened

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 332223

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Maiden over fences but had been consistent in defeat until was well below form at Tipperary last time; has a chance on some of his previous runs; sixth over hurdles here Friday.
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3rd

10

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Ferdia

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, towards rear, headway going okay before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, not fluent when outpaced and pushed along last, went third home turn, soon ridden and switched right, no extra towards finish, no match for first two

14/1

6th

14

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ferdia

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent early, not fluent 2nd, in touch with leaders when mistake 4th, jockey lost iron briefly 2 out, soon pushed along, no impression when mistake last, ridden briefly and no extra run-in

20/1

3rd

4

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:07 Tipperary

Ferdia

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

chased clear leader, led 5 out, headed 4 out, no chance with winner from 3 out, lost second run-in

4/1

Form: /254-9 C

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Was poor over hurdles last time but has a chance on some of his better novice form; blinkers need to have an effect.
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4th

4

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

January Jets

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, headed when bad mistake and lost ground when pecked on landing 5 out, headway and pressed leader before 2 out, ridden after last, lost position home turn, soon no impression but kept on

14/1

9th

3

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Wexford

January Jets

11st 11lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some useful snippets of novice form to his name but needs to come forward a fair deal for Downpatrick return to hurdles in March; rider's claim a help.

9/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

January Jets

11st 11lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning hurdler and chaser; runner-up in a Limerick conditions chase and ran to a similar level in a good handicap chase at Fairyhouse in November when last seen; sports cheekpieces for the first time here on his return to hurdles; probably best watched.

7/1

Form: U150-4 C

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner here fell at the last when in the lead in a novice at this meeting last year; will come on from seasonal debut over hurdles; beaten 8l in the Galway Blazers Chase here Friday.
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5th

6

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Russian Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent, led 5 out, not fluent 4 out, joined 3 out, headed 2 out, not fluent when lost second last, ridden and no extra after last, no impression towards finish

10/1

7th

15

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Russian Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

disputed lead and prominent, led narrowly before 6th, joined 9th, not fluent 10th, joined and headed when ridden after last, weakened towards finish

10/1

Form: 1/01-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won over fences at Clonmel earlier in season but was beaten a long way at Tipperary last time and has to bounce back.
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6th

12

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Say It Ain’t So

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

prominent early, jumped left and not fluent 1st, midfield after 5th, lost position when bit short of room last, soon ridden, kept on but no impression towards finish

20/1

4th

2

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:07 Tipperary

Say It Ain’t So

11st 9lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Ray Hackett

in rear, no impression from 4 out, jumped left 3 out

7/1

1

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Say It Ain’t So

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Ray Hackett

Won a good ground Clonmel maiden hurdle in 2020 on final start for Henry de Bromhead and returned to same venue to make winning start over fences last month, jumping soundly in the main and seeing it out well over 2m4f; drops in trip here and faces much better opposition so stiff task conceding weight.

7/1

Form: P66-50 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Old boy has run well here in the past but was disappointing over hurdles earlier in week and has to recapture some of previous form.
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7th

9

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Powersbomb

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian M McMahon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leaders going okay after 3 out, ridden and weakened after last

22/1

11th

15

25th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Powersbomb

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear, short of room just before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no impression and well held when blundered last

33/1

5th

5

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Powersbomb

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

10/1

Form: 21-046 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Won well when last seen over fences at Thurles in November but was poor over hurdles since; tough task from 4lb out of handicap.
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8th

15

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Ciankyle

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: P Cluskey

held up in rear, detached after 5th, nudged along after 6th, minor headway after 7th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off after 3 out

16/1

6th

1

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Ciankyle

12st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: P Cluskey

prominent, lost second 2nd, pushed along approaching last, ridden and weakened run-in

20/1

4th

5

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:50 Wexford

Ciankyle

11st 8lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: P Cluskey

prominent, briefly disputed lead after 2nd, joined leaders before 10th, pressed leaders when pushed along after 3 out, outpaced and no extra before 2 out

20/1

Form: F13F6- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Still had a chance when fell in a novice here last year; got off the mark at Listowel next time but jumped poorly when last seen; back from a break but has to be respected from this quarter.
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9th

8

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Robinnia

10st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, pressed leaders when not fluent and lost position 4 out, dropped to midfield when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened 2 out, tailed off when eased after last

5/1

6th

7

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 63y

14:40 Thurles

Robinnia

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Gained a second chase win at Listowel in September and even better form in defeat when third behind Global Equity at Galway in October; however, doesn't always excel in the jumping department and she made it no further than the opening fence at Cork last time; might be more to come from her.

9/2

8

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Robinnia

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Decent mare under both codes; twice a winner over fences and possibly unlucky when falling at the Galway festival; behind Razzle Dazzle Love when third to Global Equity at Galway in October but 7lb better off with that rival here; place prospects at best.

8/1

Form: 05-133 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Generally consistent this year; beat Zarkareva at Punchestown in May but was below that form at Killarney last time; chance if bounces back.
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10th

5

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Espion Du Chenet

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Louise G Lyons

held up in rear, pecked on landing 1st, raced wide when in touch with leaders 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly after last, soon eased and tailed off

11/1

3rd

3

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:35 Killarney

Espion Du Chenet

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Louise G Lyons

towards rear, headway from 4 out, chased leaders 3 out, soon ridden, no extra from 2 out

3/1

3rd

3

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Espion Du Chenet

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Louise G Lyons

held up in rear, went third 5 out, pushed along and no impression when not fluent before 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 26P4-7

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Grade 3 novice winner at Roscommon last year after finishing sixth in this race (bad mistake last); a chance on some of his better runs this year; cheekpieces tried.
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1

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Exit Poll

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Grade 3 novice winner at Roscommon last year after finishing sixth in this race (bad mistake last); a chance on some of his better runs this year; cheekpieces tried.

11/1

23

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Exit Poll

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

7th

5

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Killarney

Exit Poll

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Followed a handicap success with Grade 3 novice win at Roscommon in September; has run some creditable races in defeat since but would need to take his form to a new level here.

20/1

Form: U329-2 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Looks yard's first-string; was a close third in this last year and sole try this year was a second to Espion Du Chenet at Punchestown in May; can make a mistake but a player.
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2nd

7

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Zarkareva

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, chased clear leader after 5th, headway on inner 2 out, every chance approaching last, ridden and no chance with winner after last, kept on

15/8

3

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Zarkareva

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Looks yard's first-string; was a close third in this last year and sole try this year was a second to Espion Du Chenet at Punchestown in May; can make a mistake but a player.

5/1

2nd

6

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Zarkareva

10st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

13/2

Form: 12-611

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Improving mare won at Tipperary last time, left clear at last in race that fell apart; this much more competitive and is 8lb higher, though useful claimer has already won on her.
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7

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Cornerkova

10st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

Improving mare won at Tipperary last time, left clear at last in race that fell apart; this much more competitive and is 8lb higher, though useful claimer has already won on her.

9/1

1st

4

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:41 Tipperary

Cornerkova

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear on inner, headway before 5 out, went second after 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden to lead last, left clear run-in

11/8

1st

7

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:20 Clonmel

Cornerkova

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, good headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, led going easily on inner after 2 out, cajoled along and went clear run-in, readily

9/1

Form: U3-113

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
UK raider has won six times over fences but was beaten 17l at Market Rasen last time and will have to improve on that.
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11

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Costly Diamond

10st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

UK raider has won six times over fences but was beaten 17l at Market Rasen last time and will have to improve on that.

14/1

3rd

4

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:20 Market Rasen

Costly Diamond

11st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

led, ridden before 3 out, headed before 2 out, lost second approaching last, no extra run-in

9/2

1st

2

10th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Costly Diamond

11st 11lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

Form: 7333-6

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Ran two crackers over hurdles here earlier in week, best run in finishing third in the 5.00 here Friday; can be involved back to fences if still fresh.
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13

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Sil Ver Klass

10st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: A J Martin

Ran two crackers over hurdles here earlier in week, best run in finishing third in the 5.00 here Friday; can be involved back to fences if still fresh.

10/1

3rd

16

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Sil Ver Klass

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: A J Martin

led narrowly, not fluent 3 out, pushed along and faced challenge after 2 out, not fluent and headed last, soon ridden and lost second, no extra towards finish

20/1

6th

16

25th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Sil Ver Klass

11st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders, going okay when short of room and bumped before 2 out, switched left and ridden approaching last, kept on but held run-in

7/1

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Non-runners

Exit Poll, Zarkareva, Cornerkova, Costly Diamond, Sil Ver Klass

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Payout
Exacta €1165.00
Straight Forecast €1201.80
Tricast €3814.90
Trifecta €15502.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Zarkareva

POSTDATA:

Ferdia

RP Ratings (IRE):

Costly Diamond

SPOTLIGHT:

Benefit Run

The Irish Sun:

Zarkareva