Galway

  • 20:25 Guinness Race1m 6f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 16.72s
  • Off time: 20:26:17
20:25 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forgotten Rules (IRE) 9/10
2nd Shu Lewis (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1-44003 Maroon, white star & sleeves, hooped cap Sir Ector (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-12 b J J Lambe C D Hayes 99 12/113.00
2 (2) 70-0600 EMERALD GREEN, white star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap All The Aces (IRE) 3
Nag me
9 9-5 b1 E Hogan F M Berry 77 33/134.00
3 (3) 61123/7 LIGHT BLUE, purple seams, white cap Call To Battle (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 9-5 h Miss S A Finn W J Lee 92 33/134.00
4 (5) 1/303-04 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Festive Cheer (FR) 12
Nag me
4 9-5 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 11/26.50
5 (4) 1 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Forgotten Rules (IRE) 94
Nag me
4 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 9/101.90
6 (1) 253-125 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, red sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap Shu Lewis (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 Ms M Blake J A Heffernan 100 2/13.00

Verdict

The very useful Unaccompanied won this at long odds-on for Dermot Weld a year ago and his FORGOTTEN RULES will be a strong contender after his demolition job in a Punchestown bumper in April. He's obviously been saved for this and looks a horse we'll be hearing a lot more about. Festive Cheer would be the obvious choice on his close third to Trading Leather in last year's Irish Derby but he's been beaten a long way in both subsequent starts. However, connections must still have faith in him as he's entered in several Group races including the Irish St Leger and the market could prove a reliable guide to his chances. Shu Lewis, runner-up to Missunited in a Listed event at Leopardstown when Sir Ector was beaten a long way, is a very smart mare on her day so the principals will need to be at their best.