July 27 / 17.40 Galway

17.40 Galway

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  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 6f 111y
  • 23 runners
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Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 13/21-

Last run: 115 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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4th

7

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 2f 54y

14:53 Galway

Snake Oil

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 2 out, hampered by faller last, ridden and weakened run-in

3/1

Form: /1910-

Last run: 310 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

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2nd

4

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 40y

15:02 Fairyhouse

Flying Scotsman

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Winner on the Flat on his penultimate start but wasn't at his best over hurdles in the summer and seems on a tough mark.

20/1

12th

14

(18)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

16:27 Naas

Flying Scotsman

8st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Had been finding it tough but looked in good shape when winning quite well at Listowel last time; greatest stamina test here in his favour up 7lb if he can get away with draw.

10/1

1st

12

(14)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Flying Scotsman

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and 3 lengths down when went second 2f out, kept on and led inside final furlong, idled inside final 110yds, always doing enough

14/1

Form: 77-PP7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

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No Results Found

Form: 311F6-

Last run: 262 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

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2nd

1

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Cork

San Salvador

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bumper and 2m4f maiden hurdle winner last year; fared well on his return to action when second to a stable companion in a Ballinrobe flat maiden in July but didn't appear to stay the 2m6f trip in Galway handicap hurdle 9 days later; return to 2m4f seems sure to suit so don't rule out, although balance of form is on better ground.

7/1

Form: 4596-F C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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9th

4

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Scheu Time

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

midfield, pushed along when mistake 3 out, soon weakened

8/1

1

9th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 181y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Scheu Time

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear, keeping on and in touch with leaders when blundered and unseated rider 2 out

12/1

6th

9

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:30 Tramore

Scheu Time

11st 0lb

J: Miss R Dudfield

T: J A Nash

never better than mid-division, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near to challenge

6/1

Form: /1-046

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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4

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Bal De Rio

11st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Gained most recent of six wins (four on the Flat, two over hurdles) in a race like this at Limerick early last season; not at best lately; finished behind Breffni Brave and Hooklinesinker in a Roscommon claimer and struggled in a handicap at Sligo last week.

8/1

9

(6)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Bal De Rio

9st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Well below form over hurdles earlier this month and well held here on Wednesday too over timber; not seen on the Flat since 2020 but he's on a decent mark if he returned to his best Flat form and he ran with plenty of credit here two years ago when fourth of 15 in a staying race on the Flat.

14/1

Form: 6F1-36

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 119

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Form: 3O-41

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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1st

14

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Shoot First

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, headway when hit 3 out (usual 4 out), led 2 out, hung left when ridden run-in, kept on well

5/1

Form: /52-12 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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19

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Rock Road

10st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, jumped slightly right and not fluent 7th, pressed leaders when not fluent 5 out, pulled up quickly before 4 out, fatally injured

1st

8

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Rock Road

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along and headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, made challenge last, ridden to lead and kept on strongly run-in

11/4

Form: 36367/

Last run: 511 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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7th

11

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

15:20 Punchestown

Drumcliff

10st 12lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

soon towards rear of midfield, nudged along after 2 out, headway before last, ran on towards finish

13/2

1

19th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Drumcliff

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

Very useful for Harry Fry in the past and has twice run well at Galway for his new yard, notably when fourth in a better class handicap hurdle at the festival; has a chance on that form.

10/1

5th

1

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

19:15 Galway

Drumcliff

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

held up in behind leaders early, pressed leader 5th, mistake 7th, briefly led before 2 out, headed when pushed along after last, ridden and no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 60UU0-

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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3rd

9

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Cork

Low Lie The Fields

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Both wins have been on soft/heavy at up to 2m4f; often let down by jumping over fences and needs to improve plenty on recent hurdles form.

20/1

8th

6

27th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:05 Clonmel

Low Lie The Fields

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear of midfield, some headway after 3 out, weakened 2 out

16/1

12

1st Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Low Lie The Fields

10st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual hurdles winner at up to 2m4f but little form, including over fences, over the last 12 months; faller at Galway festival and unproven over this far.

20/1

Form: 344-13 D BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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3rd

12

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 40y

14:27 Fairyhouse

Ottoman Style

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Off the mark in maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in May but hasn't gone on from that since; new yard and career best required; back down in trip.

25/1

Form: 1000-1

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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10th

9

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Skippin Court

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Winner of handicaps at 2m1f and 2m4f in Ireland in the second half of 2022 but he ran a shade flat at Punchestown in October and looks high in the weights; now goes in cheekpieces.

14/1

6th

4

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

15:20 Punchestown

Skippin Court

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly 3rd, pushed along briefly before 5th, pushed along after 8th, ridden after 2 out, soon no impression, switched right and kept on after last

8/1

6th

10

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:40 Killarney

Skippin Court

10st 0lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Peter Fahey

held up in rear, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and minor headway, never on terms

12/1

Form: U2551-

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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5th

1

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 3

14:05 Ffos Las

Song Of Earth

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Julian Smith

Has mixed record in seven starts over fences but he won at Fairyhouse (2m5f, yielding) in April and resumed his progress when a close second at Listowel (2m6f, good) in September; left Margaret Mullins for £30,000 since; returns after another short break but he's effective in the mud and has claims if he can repeat that latest form.

10/1

2nd

11

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Song Of Earth

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 3rd, good headway and went second after 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, kept on but headed towards finish

15/2

Form: 6FPP-P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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Form: 02112-

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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9th

7

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Wild Hunt

11st 3lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in rear throughout, slow jump 1st, ridden and weakened after 5th

25/1

12th

16

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Wild Hunt

10st 12lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, in touch with leaders halfway, niggled along 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, no impression when bumped rival last

14/1

Form: 004-31

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

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4th

2

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Wexford

For Everyone

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in touch with leaders, pushed along and dropped to last before 2 out, lost touch home straight

7/2

5

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:00 Ballinrobe

For Everyone

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Smart sort as a juvenile hurdler; had a period on the sidelines but was hugely impressive on what was his third start over fences when bolting in at Tipperary (beginners chase) 36 days ago; reunited with Ian Power here and could be any amount left to come, but this is a big step up and he won't find life easy here.

16/1

Form: 840-83

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 120

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Form: 2400-4

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 119

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Form: 433F0-

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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4th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

It Could Be You

10st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent, pushed along and lost position 5 out, headway and prominent after 4 out

11/2

7th

12

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

It Could Be You

10st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear

9/1

5th

9

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:50 Galway

It Could Be You

10st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

pressed leader, lost second and prominent 3rd, ridden and outpaced when short of room and not fluent last, well held but kept on run-in

12/1

Form: 26-321

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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9th

7

1st Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Noble Birth

10st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, mistake 4th, ridden and weakened after 4 out

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4133-4

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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6th

4

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Had five races this July-October, returning to form last time when 20-1 winner of a 16-runner handicap at Galway (2m6f, soft to heavy) in clearcut style from the front under 7lb claimer; his win in March came over 3m when held up; after 28 jumps races, to win this demands a new high.

14/1

1st

18

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Ballyadam Destiny

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

made all, not fluent 4th, faced strong challenge but going okay when nudged along before last, ridden and stayed on after last, gamely

40/1

7

19th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Is 2-21 in this sphere but held on recent starts and same story over fences at Galway on latest outing.

22/1

Form: 3653-2 BF

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

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7th

3

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Evenwood Sonofagun

11st 8lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, shaken up 2 out, still plenty to do approaching last, made no impression

10/1

12

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

17:05 Cheltenham

Evenwood Sonofagun

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, headway 4th, ridden 2 out, disputing fourth and 5 lengths down when brought down approaching last

14/1

10

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Evenwood Sonofagun

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

Knocking on the door again of late, finishing runner-up in six-runner novice at Tramore last month before a 2l defeat at Down Royal three weeks ago; this trip may be short of his best but one for the shortlist.

11/4

Betting Forcast

12/1 Snake Oil, 12/1 Flying Scotsman, 33/1 Goodbye Someday, 12/1 San Salvador, 50/1 Scheu Time, 50/1 Bal De Rio, 20/1 Sadie’s Pride, 6/1 Shoot First, 4/1 Rock Road, 33/1 Drumcliff, 25/1 Low Lie The Fields, 14/1 Ottoman Style, 8/1 Skippin Court, 10/1 Song Of Earth, 16/1 The Big Lense, 8/1 Wild Hunt, 10/1 For Everyone, 12/1 Vadaly, 16/1 Feigh, 33/1 It Could Be You, Noble Birth, Ballyadam Destiny, Evenwood Sonofagun