Today's racecards

Galway

  • 15:20 At The Races Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:13
15:20 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ted Veale (IRE) 6/5
2nd Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2330-2P Dark blue, dark blue & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, dark blue star Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 55
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 H de Bromhead D N Russell 130 7/42.75
3 1/62P7-2 PURPLE, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap Definite Ruby (IRE) 76
Nag me
6 11-12 G Elliott D E Mullins 10/111.00
4 003-890 White, black hoop, black armlet, white & red quartered cap Dr Kildare 12
Nag me
9 11-12 S J Mahon R T Dunne 66/167.00
5 39317/ BLACK, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Gray Hession (IRE) 769
Nag me
7 11-12 J Cullen J L Cullen 25/126.00
6 5450-69 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Il Fenomeno (ITY) 19
Nag me
8 11-12 b N Meade S A Shortall (7) 122 8/19.00
8 2/52-905 Red, white cap Suffren (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 25/126.00
9 54F6-78 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 h A J Martin B J Geraghty 141 6/52.20
Non runners
102280-5Cairdin (IRE)811-12Ms M MullinsAndrew J McNamara125
71P90-62Raydari (FR)611-12R SweeneyD J Condon
10812-005Hurricane Ridge (IRE)511-9Mrs J HarringtonR M Power

Verdict

Last year's County Hurdle winner and Ebor Handicap fourth Ted Veale has now had seven races over fences and has one third place to his credit and his form has got progressively worse. This should be his easiest task to date though he's not one to have an interest in and CLONBANAN LAD looks a safer option. He's been placed behind several decent rivals and would have finished runner-up at Roscommon last time but for breaking down on the run-in. Definite Ruby makes her debut over fences and landed a novice hurdle for Nicky Henderson last year so is an interesting debutant for Gordon Elliott but Cairdin has been running poorly. Il Fenomeno, three times a winner over hurdles, has yet to fulfil potential over the bigger obstacles.