Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:50 Guinness Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.96s
  • Off time: 18:51:02
18:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Artful Artist (IRE) 8/1
2nd Show Court (IRE) 11/4
3rd Cliff House (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 927112 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, orange cap El Salvador (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 A P O'Brien D O'Brien (10) 104 7/18.00
3 (3) 2D86-14 MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Lady Giselle 70
Nag me
4 9-1 J J Walsh R P Whelan 93 16/117.00
4 (8) 031120- ROYAL BLUE, white sash, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, quartered cap Stony Grey (IRE) 271
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 p A Oliver C D Hayes 90 16/117.00
5 (9) 10-1642 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 89 8/19.00
6 (7) 13702-6 BLACK, purple cap, white star Show Court (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 D K Weld P J Smullen 87 11/43.75
7 (11) 949311 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 8 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-8 b H Rogers C R King (3) 81 16/117.00
10 (12) 6372-12 Pink, purple star, striped sleeves, purple star on cap Tooreen Legend (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-7 T Stack W M Lordan 85 15/28.50
11 (14) 1221-43 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Ned's Indian (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 8-4 Miss S J Harty L F Roche (3)(ex2) 81 12/113.00
12 (2) 40/9-113 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Artful Artist (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-4 A J Martin S Corby (7) 80 8/19.00
13 (1) 541610- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-4 C F Swan C P Hoban (3) 80 12/113.00
14 (4) 79-6114 WHITE, red braces, striped cap Cliff House (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 J J Walsh N G McCullagh 79 11/26.50
Non runners
2 (5)16-0880Dark Crusader (IRE)49-2A J MartinF M Berry94
8 (10)00-7241Teoirim (IRE)48-8J S BolgerK J Manning86
9 (6)021111Panama Hat38-7A OliverC D Hayes96

Verdict

This is a tough race to be putting up inexperienced riders but Aidan O'Brien has no hesitation in doing so with his son Donnacha on board El Salvador and daughter Ana on Egyptian Warrior. The former won a couple of minor races before beaten in a three-horse race at Dundalk and will be much more at home here while the latter was just touched off by tonight's rival Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown when the winner was completing a double. PANAMA HAT is going from strength-to-strength and though three of his recent four victories have been over 1m2f he's just at home over this trip. Not surprisingly he's up 11lb for his latest easy success but can stretch his winning sequence to five. Show Court, not beaten far on very heavy ground here a year ago, will be spot-on after a pipe-opener at the Curragh and Tooreen Legend was only caught in the shadows of the post by Zeftan at the Curragh when the winner was receiving 18lb - he may prove the main threat in an open handicap.