Galway

  • 17:10 Guinness Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.50s
  • Off time: 17:10:29
17:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maxim Gorky (IRE) 12/1
2nd Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 11/4
3rd Xsquared (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 520/00-0 WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Kalann (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Miss S J Harty G O'Sullivan (7) 129 16/117.00
2 03/3004- Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 129 5/16.00
3 113400- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 47
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-6 D K Weld D N Russell 128 11/26.50
4 F4840-8 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 P W Flynn K C Sexton (5) 128 5/16.00
5 7/21-113 Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 Ms J Morgan J L Cullen 128 14/115.00
7 34F20-P GREY & WHITE STRIPES, black cap Passage Vendome (FR) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 W P Mullins E Mullins 126 20/121.00
8 4215- Purple, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, white diamonds Daliyan (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 R Sweeney B J Geraghty 125 8/19.00
9 13634-1 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 J C McConnell J J Burke (5) 129 11/43.75
10 6277-37 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Maxim Gorky (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-1 b N Meade P Townend 123 12/113.00
11 1-65221 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Bashful Beauty (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 Norman Lee A P Heskin 113 8/19.00
13 861-008 EMERALD GREEN, white seams, check cap Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 2
Nag me
6 9-13 M Hourigan L P Dempsey (7) 107 20/121.00
14 342F-69 Royal blue & white hoops, white diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap Goal (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 t G Elliott D J Condon 106 20/121.00
Non runners
636-1110Indian Icon (FR)411-4D T HughesM A Enright131
122112P0/Just For Joe (IRE)810-4Mrs H LeeA Ring112

Verdict

No four-year-old has won this in 10 years but tonight's two representatives, Indian Icon and ORGILGO BAY, have the form to buck the trend. The former has worked his worked his way through the ranks and completed a hat-trick so is greatly respected though it's the latter who is handed the vote. A close third in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham, he followed an excellent run on the Flat at Bellewstown with a 20 length victory over timber at Downpatrick and doesn't look overburdened. Diplomat won a novice hurdle at the meeting last year and though he hasn't scored subsequently he'll be ready for this but the assessor may just have got to Xsquared, who has been raised a further 2lb despite failing in his hat-trick bid. Bashful Beauty has to be a big threat as he was conceding Cacheofgold 12lb when beating her two lengths at Wexford and the runner-up scored here on Wednesday. The useful Redera had a pipe-opener on the Flat a couple of weeks ago and Tony Martin will have him primed for action.