Today's racecards

Galway

  • 13:50 Perfect Pint Beginners Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places on the flat)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.20s
  • Off time: 13:50:09
13:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Murchu (IRE) 13/2
2nd Markey Cee (IRE) 16/1
3rd Cairdin (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4P6650/ EMERALD GREEN, large black spots, black spots on sleeves, emerald green cap Ambershan (IRE) 554
Nag me
8 11-12 p1 J Long R J Jones (5) 103 33/134.00
2 21246-2 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Cairdin (IRE) 52
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins Evs2.00
3 6PP-8P0 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Dark Vagabond (IRE) 38
Nag me
9 11-12 I Madden D E Splaine (7) 86 66/167.00
4 002-3F4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ferris Bueller 41
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6 11-12 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 111 6/17.00
5 31/0- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 57
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 D K Weld Mr R P McNamara 3/14.00
6 40-7864 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 9
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8 11-12 John G Carr G N Fox (7) 22/123.00
7 498672 BLACK, red panel, red stars on sleeves, red cap Markey Cee (IRE) 9
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9 11-12 t P G Kelly T Kelly (7) 85 16/117.00
8 4100-2U MAUVE Murchu (IRE) 41
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6 11-12 t J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 13/27.50
9 37-C246 Brown, white panel, white seams on sleeves, brown cap Optime (IRE) 15
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7 11-12 Mrs P Gavin A P Crowe 33/134.00
11 6/840-77 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green sleeves & cap Toor Brook Honours (IRE) 82
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7 11-12 James Kelly B M Cash 50/151.00
12 31PP/5P LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap West Of The Border (IRE) 9
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9 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/115.00
13 P06-FU6 GREY, red seams, grey cap, red diamonds Never A Secret (IRE) 43
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8 11-5 H P Finegan R C Colgan 33/134.00
14 5P013P- RED, white sash & armlet, hooped cap The Three Colleens (IRE) 115
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7 11-5 Mrs H Lee M Darcy 66/167.00
Non runners
101/964-43Silverhand (IRE)811-12N MeadeA P McCoy

Verdict

Dermot Weld won this a year ago and had landed the Festival's opening event over hurdles with Force Of Habit, who had been running on the Flat. A similar programme has been undertaken this time and though making his chasing debut he'll know what it's all about. Cairdin landed a bumper at last year's fixture and scored over hurdles at Punchestown in October. He made early mistakes on his chasing bow behind Laganbank at Roscommon but warmed to his task and looks sure to go well. Ferris Bueller has shown ability over fences but the form pick has to be SILVERHAND. Noel Meade's charge won four times over timber and though beaten when strongly fancied on his chasing bow he improved when runner-up to Baily Green at Roscommon and looks ready to gain his first chasing success.