Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:50 Guinness Galway Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €156,600 2nd €50,000 3rd €24,000 4th €8,400
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places on the flat)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.00s
  • Off time: 16:50:15
16:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 11/2
2nd Cause Of Causes (USA) 25/1
3rd Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 12/1
4th Plan A (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13454-3 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 E J O'Grady M J Linehan (7) 150 25/126.00
2 6/11450- ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 139
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 P W Flynn B Hayes (5) 146 20/121.00
3 3/3185-2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
11 11-5 E P Harty A P McCoy 145 12/113.00
4 21124-1 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 11 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 M Winters D N Russell 139 11/26.50
5 122763- Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 144 14/115.00
6 48011-1 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 11-3 O McKiernan R C Colgan 143 12/113.00
7 446P4-1 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 bt O McKiernan T J Doyle 142 25/126.00
8 7002-20 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-1 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 141 20/121.00
9 F32P6-F WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-0 T Mullins Mr C Motherway (3) 140 25/126.00
12 1236/41- Maroon & white diamonds, white armlet, white star on cap Tornedo Shay (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 T J O'Mara P T Enright 138 25/126.00
13 1P1F/1- Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Drive Time (USA) 16
Nag me
7 10-11 W P Mullins R Walsh 137 4/15.00
14 11P264- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-11 G Elliott M P Walsh 137 16/117.00
15 41237-2 Red & yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap Rattan (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 W P Mullins Mr D G Lavery (7) 135 20/121.00
16 56/22-11 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 14 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 M Hourigan A P Heskin (3) 126 12/113.00
17 132111- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Lexi's Boy (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 137 15/28.50
18 213151- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-6 E P Harty N P Madden 132 11/26.50
19 43111P- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blazing Tempo (IRE) 140
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-5 W P Mullins P Townend 131 12/113.00
20 416- Purple, red seams, purple & red striped sleeves, red cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 33
Nag me
4 10-3 p K A Ryan B S Hughes 134 33/134.00
21 F22-171 Pink, white hollow box, pink cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 20
Nag me
4 10-0 G Elliott D J Condon 131 25/126.00
23 5/2122- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Way We Were (IRE) 114
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-5 t E J O'Grady D J Casey 131 14/115.00
Non runners
1053313-4Oilily (IRE)911-0S ByrneA D Leigh140
11564480-Karabak (FR)910-12E P HartyA P Crowe138
2261-1114Discoteca410-0G ElliottReserve 2131

Verdict

Not surprisingly, there's a huge and competitive line-up for this massive prize with Lexi's Boy and Unknown Rebel attempting to emulate Overturn and win this for the UK. Both are four-year-olds, however, and only one of that age has won this in the last 22 years though the former is a superb prospect on a fair mark and like Kevin Ryan's charge has been in action on the Flat to sharpen him for this task. Blazing Tempo won the Plate last year and can revert to hurdling on a massive 22lb better terms. He'll definitely have been trained with the race in mind as will his stablemates Drive Time, a fine prospect who beat Kalellshan on the Flat at Killarney in his warm-up race, and the consistent Rattan. Last year's winner Moon Dice is 16lb higher this time and fourth-placed The Real Article can gain his revenge while Captain Cee Bee also ran very well and should get much closer. Plan A, seventh a year ago, is another who has been trained for the race and there's no better man than Gordonn Elliott to prepare one for a big event but this can go to REBEL FITZ. He's won four of his eight races over hurdles and appears to be on the upgrade judging by his victory over Captain Cee Bee at Tipperary - he doesn't look overburdened for his handicap debut despite a 6lb penalty.