Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:55 Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap 2m

  • Winner €156,600 2nd €50,000 3rd €24,000 4th €8,400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off time: 16:57:07
16:55 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Missunited (IRE) 7/1
2nd Flaxen Flare (IRE) 11/1
3rd Make Your Mark (IRE) 16/1
4th Drive Time (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1107-64 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 p1 G Elliott J S McGarvey (5) 148 25/126.00
2 P1F1/F1- Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Drive Time (USA) 41
Nag me
8 11-6 W P Mullins P Townend 147 20/121.00
3 11- BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Rock Critic (IRE) 177
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 t1 D K Weld J M Maguire 146 12/113.00
4 112P6-4 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Midnight Game 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins D J Casey 145 50/151.00
5 192312- EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 A J Martin B J Geraghty 144 7/24.50
6 7/345-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make Your Mark (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 h W P Mullins D N Russell 141 16/117.00
7 104-247 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 b1 P W Flynn M P Butler (3) 139 33/134.00
10 112161- Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Pique Sous (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 t W P Mullins R Walsh 137 10/111.00
11 0017-43 Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Il Fenomeno (ITY) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 b N Meade N P Madden 136 28/129.00
12 14740-2 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 81
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 b1 J P Kenny K C Sexton (7) 135 25/126.00
13 114416- Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-8 M Winters R M Power 135 7/18.00
14 040-317 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Shadow Catcher 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-8 b G Elliott R C Colgan 135 25/126.00
15 11542-7 Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 135 25/126.00
16 943000- ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-7 v D K Weld M G Nolan (3) 134 16/117.00
17 127-211 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Rawnaq (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 Matthew J Smith K M Smith (7) 134 9/110.00
18 2P720B- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomas Edison (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 t A J Martin A P McCoy 133 8/19.00
19 12514- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-3 b G Elliott D J Condon 135 11/112.00
20 551/3-5 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Viconte Du Noyer (FR) 74
Nag me
4 10-2 W P Mullins A E Lynch 134 14/115.00
21 3/22121- Emerald green, yellow cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Too Scoops (IRE) 235
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 t H De Bromhead P T Enright 133 10/111.00
23 6380/3-3 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 133 18/119.00
Non runners
814P42-2Dylan Ross (IRE)710-10N MeadeM P Walsh137
97186-37Fosters Cross (IRE)1110-10T MullinsS Twiston-Davies137
227/46-112Shamar (FR)510-6W P MullinsReserve 2133

Verdict

AP McCoy won this back in 1997 and has been booked for Tony Martin's Thomas Edison so, with the stable flying and a recent run to put him straight, he should go well. Martin also runs Ted Veale and the formbook suggests he has more of a chance as the betting should reflect. A winner on the Flat at Bellewstown last month, the County Hurdle winner has done superbly so far over timber and there's every possibility he'll end up better than a 144-rated handicapper. Moon Dice beat Fosters Cross in this ultra-competitive handicap in 2011 but is held by Make Your Mark on latest running at Cork and the latter has to enter the equation though Ruby Walsh has chosen to ride PIQUE SOUS for Willie Mullins and he's given the nod. He was behind Ted Veale on the Flat last time but was conceding 7lb and his preparation will have been timed to perfection. Rock Critic easily landed a maiden hurdle here a year ago though whether his overall form justifies a mark of 146 is another matter but Grade 3 winner Missunited has been in good form on the level and doesn't look harshly treated so should give a good account.