July 28 / 16.30 Galway

16.30 Galway

Good

Guinness Novice Hurdle

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

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Salvador Ziggy

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway after 3 out (usual 4 out), went fourth 2 out, soon ridden, switched right approaching last, went second run-in, no extra and lost two places final 110yds

7/1

1st

1

26th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:00 Down Royal

Salvador Ziggy

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway on inner and went second 3 out, soon pushed along, led 2 out, ridden and faced strong challenge towards finish, all out

4/1

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

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2183-1

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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

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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2nd

4

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:25 Limerick

The Friday Man

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway 9th, ridden and pressed leaders before 2 out, went second approaching last, kept on, always held

6/4

1

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Friday Man

11st 8lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Has been making hay over hurdles, winning for third time in four starts when taking 2m6f Navan novice on latest, despite jumping right on occasions; stiffest task yet conceding weight here but softer ground no problem, as is drop in trip.

11/2

1st

3

17th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Navan

The Friday Man

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, prominent, tracked leader from 2nd, not fluent when jumped slightly right 6th, disputed lead before 2 out, ridden when led clearly approaching last, went clear run-in

7/4

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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8

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

She Is Electric

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Norman Lee

Won Ballinrobe maiden (2m1f, good) last month, her third hurdling start, and displayed improvement to follow up under another very positive ride in Gowran Listed race (2m, yielding) three weeks later; respected.

3/1

1st

5

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:52 Gowran Park

She Is Electric

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

disputed lead, led clearly 1st, not fluent 3rd, 7 lengths ahead before 4th, reduced lead 4 out, faced challenge 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

14/1

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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2nd

3

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

13:55 Punchestown

Falcon Eight

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D K Weld

2021 Chester Cup winner, five-time Flat winner in all; 1-4 over hurdles, win gained over 2m7f at Thurles last season; good run in defeat when third in Grade 2 contest over 2m4f at Fairyhouse; ran creditably in valuable staying handicaps this year and took advantage of race conditions to win 1m4f Curragh race; questions to answer over this trip but respected in this grade.

3/1

8th

1

(22)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

16:27 Naas

Falcon Eight

10st 4lb

J: Oisin Enright

T: D K Weld

Looked in trouble for a while but class prevailed at Curragh last time, beating his main market rival; that didn't prove he was in love with this ground but previous Curragh fifth brings him into it in this lesser race; draw a concern.

14/1

1st

4

(4)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Falcon Eight

11st 7lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: D K Weld

held up in midfield, in touch with leaders halfway, pushed along 3f out, went third and ridden from 2f out, hard ridden and ran on to lead final 110yds, won going away

1/2

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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3rd

5

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:25 Limerick

Another Choice

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, dropped to midfield 2nd, headway 9th, ridden and made challenge when mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, soon lost second and no extra, weakened last

7/1

2nd

5

17th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Navan

Another Choice

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 4 out, prominent in chasing group when pushed along before 2 out, outpaced after 2 out, kept on run-in, went modest second towards finish

13/2

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

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

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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9th

11

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:30 Sligo

Beavis

11st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

never better than mid-division, nudged along after 3 out, no impression when mistake and weakened 2 out

8/1

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

Non-runners

Arabian King, Must Be Dreaming

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €20.40
Straight Forecast €14.78
Trifecta €79.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hors Piste

SPOTLIGHT:

Falcon Eight

TOPSPEED:

Hors Piste

POSTDATA:

Hors Piste

The Irish Sun:

Falcon Eight