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Galway Races Summer Festival 2024 Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 1m 3f 180y
  • 17 runners
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Galway Races Summer Festival 2024 Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 970723 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Promising second on heavy ground at Down Royal in September; produced another solid display when third at Navan, with War Thunder back in sixth.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(11)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Granns Boy

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H Rogers

Winner when last seen on the Flat at Galway in October and respectable third over hurdles last time; could be a big player back in this sphere over this new trip.

3/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -43254 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Stable has enjoyed a fine campaign and few of these can match her consistency; never worse than fifth in five outings since August; up in trip now, respected.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(17)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Special Protector

8st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Eoin Doyle

0-21; not a bad run on AW when last seen but the widest draw will be tough to overcome on her return to turf.

25/1

3rd
3 (14)
Katonah

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 577325 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Maiden has shown fair form of late on soft ground, staying-on third over 1m2f at Sligo and over today's trip at Listowel kept on well into second behind an easy winner after not clearest of runs; unplaced favourite at Bellewstown last time.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Katonah

10st 7lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

11-race Flat maiden, placed in three of her last four turf handicap starts, showing an ability to handle testing conditions; kept ticking over with a Dundalk run this month.

12/1

7th

4

(9)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Katonah

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Maiden was placed in three of her last four handicaps (10.5f/1m4f) on soft turf or worse; makes AW debut and Group-winning half-sister went close only start here.

4/1

3rd

3

(14)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Katonah

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Maiden has shown fair form of late on soft ground, staying-on third over 1m2f at Sligo and over today's trip at Listowel kept on well into second behind an easy winner after not clearest of runs; unplaced favourite at Bellewstown last time.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 059365

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Last two runs have been over hurdles; some respectable Flat form but placed only twice from 12 starts; others have stronger credentials.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

20

(17)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Chicago Storm

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Chris Timmons

Ran a solid race in defeat over 7f on heavy at Naas (second run in this headgear combination) and likely to give his running once more with David Egan an interesting booking; now 0-20 but produced a good run here on his penultimate start and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Chicago Storm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Chris Timmons

A 19-race maiden and put up a good effort when not quite getting home over 1m at the Curragh on Monday; likely to try and do it from the front here and could give it a bold show.

7/2

5th

15

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Chicago Storm

9st 6lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

Maiden has some heavy ground form Flat and hurdles and better for recent AW spin so not impossible he could run well although he is dropping markedly in trip; tongue-tie applied for first time.

20/1

5th
16 (10)
War Thunder

14/1

Form: 0-7086

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Navan sixth of 20 was his best run since placed in a maiden at Sligo in 2021; beaten 13l in the Navan, so plenty more improvement is needed

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

14

(2)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

War Thunder

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

travelled strongly, briefly disputed lead, prominent after 2f, led narrowly from under 4f out, headed and ridden over 1f out, rallied and led again final 110yds, ran on

16/1

16/1

Form: 820907

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

7

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: P A Fahy

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

7th
17 (18)
Zaghraf

25/1

Form: 009-00

Last run: 84 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle last time, regressive on Flat after early promise in sprint maidens at the beginning of last season.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

13

(16)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Leanne Breen

prominent, soon went third

16/1

7th

17

(18)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Leanne Breen

Completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle last time, regressive on Flat after early promise in sprint maidens at the beginning of last season.

25/1

7th

17

(18)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Leanne Breen

Completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle last time, regressive on Flat after early promise in sprint maidens at the beginning of last season.

25/1

Form: 000/0-

Last run: 469 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Off for a long time; best runs for this yard have been hurdling; placed on Flat in 2020.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Brilliant Question

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

Modest handicapper; off the mark on tenth start over hurdles when coming off pace to win 2m event at this venue in January on heavy; out of her depth in the Red Mills at Gowran last time; respected back in her grade.

13/2

Form: 8000-6

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Three moderate runs in maidens last season; showed nothing in two handicap outings at Dundalk last December; recent return at Gowran was quite encouraging.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

14

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Girl

8st 8lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

33/1

8th

6

(4)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Girl

8st 13lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Showed nothing in two nurseries here last December and just two fair efforts in heavy ground since returning last month; hard to be confident in right now despite reduced mark.

12/1

10th
10 (3)
Navy Beach

5/1

Form: -05390 BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Beaten under 5l in his first two handicaps but disappointed favourite backers over an extended 1m at this venue in a first-time tongue-tie; flopped over 1m6f on latest; probably unwise to rule out.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Navy Beach

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Ordinary Flat handicapper was thrown into a Grade 3 on hurdling debut and was tailed-off; best watched on return.

50/1

10th

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Fairyhouse

Navy Beach

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

towards rear

66/1

10th

10

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Navy Beach

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Beaten under 5l in his first two handicaps but disappointed favourite backers over an extended 1m at this venue in a first-time tongue-tie; flopped over 1m6f on latest; probably unwise to rule out.

5/1

Form: 0-9060

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Second in a 1m2f handicap at Navan last year; down the field in the same race this year; previous sixth at Navan was encouraging.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

13

(11)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Gudrun Genberg

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Second in a 1m2f handicap at Navan last year; down the field in the same race this year; previous sixth at Navan was encouraging.

10/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: -63493

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Some useful maiden hurdle form last season in juvenile; decent third in a 1m6f Flat handicap at Navan 12 days ago; remote sixth over hurdles at Thurles last week.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Dubai Clover

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

raced in second, prominent when mistake 3 out

11/1

25/1

Form: 0000-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Useful form in claimers in 2021, won twice; poor form in light campaign last year; in rear on reappearance at Gowran; plenty to prove at this stage.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(5)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Big Challenge

8st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: R Donohoe

Course winner; long losing run since 2021 but minor signs of a revival on AW when last seen; off 107 days.

10/1

5th

12

(7)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Big Challenge

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: R Donohoe

midfield

14/1

Form: 9-0052

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Definite chance on the basis of two good 1m6f runs at Navan; second of 21 last time, so her chance has to be taken very seriously; this family has been a good source of winners for the Casey yard.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

9

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Jazzy Rock

9st 3lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Francis Casey

Definite chance on the basis of two good 1m6f runs at Navan; second of 21 last time, so her chance has to be taken very seriously; this family has been a good source of winners for the Casey yard.

9/2

14th

9

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Jazzy Rock

9st 3lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Francis Casey

Definite chance on the basis of two good 1m6f runs at Navan; second of 21 last time, so her chance has to be taken very seriously; this family has been a good source of winners for the Casey yard.

9/2

2nd

15

(7)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Jazzy Rock

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Francis Casey

led, headed but prominent after 1f

14/1

16/1

Form: 00689-

Last run: 431 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has looked capable of handicap success over hurdles; Flat form is not very inspiring; a long time since she has had a run in this sphere.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Gold Haven

11st 11lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Paul W Flynn

Placed in big-field handicap hurdles over the Christmas period and again last month at Clonmel; Tuesday's Naas run a bit below best but overall in good form and straight into handicap company for chase debut.

7/1

5th

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Gold Haven

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

soon prominent

7/1

33/1

Form: 68-008

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Ex-Roger Varian; has struggled in two handicaps; hard to fancy despite aggregate 10lb drop since her Irish debut.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(3)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wantoplantatree

8st 7lb

J: Kyle Faulkner

T: E D Delany

Debut promise for Roger Varian last year but has shown little or nothing for her current stable; 4lb wrong here.

50/1

14th

9

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Wantoplantatree

9st 6lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: E D Delany

Debut promise for Roger Varian last year but has shown little for current yard; hood fitted for first run at this venue.

40/1

16th

5

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Wantoplantatree

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: E D Delany

Ex-Roger Varian; has struggled in two handicaps; hard to fancy despite aggregate 10lb drop since her Irish debut.

33/1

Form: 5998-0

Last run: 290 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Has been tried in various types of race; yet to show any worthwhile form; cheekpieces now for the first time.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17th

7

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

White Quarry Rose

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Has been tried in various types of race; yet to show any worthwhile form; cheekpieces now for the first time.

25/1

17th

7

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

White Quarry Rose

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Has been tried in various types of race; yet to show any worthwhile form; cheekpieces now for the first time.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €304.00
Straight Forecast €205.80
Tricast €676.10
Trifecta €1137.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Special Protector

SPOTLIGHT:

Jazzy Rock

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lucky Queen

The Irish Sun:

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