Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:15 Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase2m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 18:15:07
18:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aranhill Chief (IRE) 7/1
2nd Usuel Smurfer (FR) 9/1
3rd Me And Ben (IRE) 14/1
4th A Decent Excuse (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43441-3 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Usuel Smurfer (FR) 81
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 J J Hanlon D E Mullins 134 9/110.00
2 0-P4172 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rivage D'Or (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 D T Hughes K C Sexton (5) 128 12/113.00
3 0-81094 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Your Busy (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-2 t J Nash D J Casey 127 16/117.00
4 0350P6- Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 264
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-1 t T Mullins J S McGarvey (5) 126 33/134.00
5 13950-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Tom Horn (IRE) 53
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8 11-1 N Meade M P Walsh 126 20/121.00
6 P0PP/9-7 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 14
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8 11-0 t N Meade D F O'Regan 125 16/117.00
7 1146/77 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Daffern Seal (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 D K Weld B T O'Connell 123 20/121.00
8 1211-17 Yellow & red chevrons, yellow sleeves, red cap Rockiteer (IRE) 49
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11 10-12 p H D Daly B J Geraghty 123 11/112.00
9 3532-52 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 47
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9 10-12 b R Sweeney P D Kennedy (5) 123 10/111.00
10 24B125- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Speckled Wood (IRE) 217
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6 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 123 6/17.00
11 43-0516 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-11 t J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 122 16/117.00
12 2P35-0P DARK BLUE, emerald green stars, dark blue sleeves, emerald green star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 121 50/151.00
14 2341-41 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Me And Ben (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 t F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 120 14/115.00
15 320-724 EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 41
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11 10-7 b E Doyle J J Burke (5) 118 25/126.00
16 2/31362- White & emerald green check, white sleeves, emerald green star on cap Balbriggan (IRE) 102
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7 10-6 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 117 6/17.00
17 070-514 White & red quartered, white & black hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Sarabad (FR) 29
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6 10-3 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 114 25/126.00
18 2-53159 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Gonebeyondrecall (IRE) 21
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11 10-1 b N F Glynn A P Heskin 112 40/141.00
20 544611 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Aranhill Chief (IRE) 1 (ex4)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-2 t S J Mahon P Townend 109 7/18.00
21 0F-U220 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 14
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10 9-11 p I Madden D G Hogan 108 33/134.00
23 1P1-433 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-10 E M O'Sullivan P F Mangan 107 16/117.00
Non runners
1386307-4Churchfield Champ (IRE)810-9P J GilliganR C Colgan120
19330230Wells China (IRE)810-0L ByrneD G Hogan111
223-13716Abolitionist (IRE)69-11J J HanlonReserve 2108

Verdict

Henry Daly wouldn't be sending the very useful hunter Rockiteer here without good reason and though well beaten over 3m1f at Aintree last time he led for much of the way and Barry Geraghty is a significant booking. Rivage D'Or has bounced back to form as he showed in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan while the very lightly-raced Daffern Seal, who won here in 2011, is better than his recent runs suggest. This trip and good ground suit On The Way Out while Gordon Elliott has acquired Balbriggan, a winner for the Mick Channon/Henrietta Knight team, and he looks on a really nice mark. Aranhill Chief was engaged to run here last night so the vote in a wide-open contest goes to YOUR BUSY. James Nash's charge made all to land a strong Killarney handicap in May, when Usuel Smurfer was six lengths behind in third, and though not the most consistent of performers David Casey can steer him to another success.