Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:50 Guinness Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €66,001 2nd €20,900 3rd €9,900 4th €3,300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 55.21s
  • Off time: 18:51:36
18:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Curley Bill (IRE) 9/2
2nd Bayan (IRE) 12/1
3rd Show Court (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1-11525 PINK, brown sash & sleeves, brown spots on cap Valbucca (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 9-12 b W McCreery W M Lordan 94 12/113.00
2 (6) 120-531 BLACK, purple cap, white star Show Court (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 90 11/43.75
3 (10) 015245 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 b H Rogers C R King (5) 89 14/115.00
4 (3) 71235- Royal blue, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Vedani (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 pt Denis Hogan L F Roche (3) 88 7/18.00
5 (7) 351-221 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Kingdom (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 97 9/25.50
6 (8) 12 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Curley Bill (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 h N Meade F M Berry 85 9/25.50
7 (5) 726050 Royal blue & white hoops, white chevrons on sleeves, white diamond on cap Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 41
Nag me
4 9-3 p J Larkin S A Gray (5) 85 33/134.00
8 (9) 5313 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Plinth (IRE) 54
Nag me
3 9-3 p A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 96 10/111.00
9 (11) 240-531 WHITE, black spots, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Jack Daddy 38
Nag me
4 9-0 J G Murphy S Foley 82 10/111.00
10 (2) 5-54004 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Uleavemebreathless 35
Nag me
3 8-13 A Oliver C D Hayes 92 14/115.00
11 (1) 5223-16 Maroon, white triple diamond, white armlet, white star on cap Bayan (IRE) 30
Nag me
4 8-12 pt G Elliott D M Grant 80 12/113.00

Verdict

This hasn't been a particularly good race for the Dermot Weld yard over the years and Show Court will be expected to put that right. A lightly-raced type, he won on soft ground at Leopardstown last year and showed just how much those conditions suit with a facile success at Sligo in June. However, he faces very stiff opposition and Aidan O'Brien has a fair record in the race so Kingdom looks a big threat after his victory on fast going at Fairyhouse as he's even more likely to enjoy tonight's ground. Plinth also represents Ballydoyle and he's another progressive type who made a decent handicap debut on ground too fast at the Curragh in June. CURLEY BILL is progressing nicely and though no match for Dabadiyan in a very tough handicap at the Curragh he had some useful performers behind and can go one better.