Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:15 Arthur Guinness Projects Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,116 4th €705
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:42
16:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bally Longford (IRE) 11/10
2nd Our Man Zebo (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2213-11 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Our Man Zebo (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 t1 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 118 7/42.75
3 87-9182 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Aranhill Chief (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 t S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 120 8/19.00
4 2431-21 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Bally Longford (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 W P Mullins A E Lynch 130 11/102.10
5 6P4940- WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Araglen Lad (IRE) 145
Nag me
7 11-2 J J Lambe R C Colgan 50/151.00
6 1274-01 WHITE, yellow panel, quartered cap Butney Rock 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 C A McBratney R Walsh 13/27.50
7 12P11P- White, red sash, dark blue sleeves, red cap, white star Nevskij (IRE) 110
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-2 Paul O'Flynn M J Ferris 12/113.00
Non runners
1312-311Benemeade (IRE)511-9N MeadeD J Condon119
887P-P86The Bluebell Boy (IRE)511-2Mrs H LeeD R Fox83
9512-212Cailin Annamh (IRE)510-13Mrs J HarringtonA P McCoy115
10Megan's Vic (IRE)510-9Mrs H LeeB F Cawley

Verdict

Aranhill Chief gave supporters of the well-regarded Darroun a fright at Ballinrobe and a similar effort would see him in the frame. Bally Longford gained an impressive victory at Clonmel and there's more to come but Cailin Annamh will need to brush up her jumping in this company. BENEMEADE and Our Man Zebo carry penalties and both had to battle for their latest victories. The latter may have found the ground too fast when beating Lady Of Glencoe at Wexford and it's the former who is handed the vote as he looked well below his best when scrambling home at Roscommon and Noel Meade believes he's capable of much better.