Galway

  • 17:30 Fr. Breen Memorial Flat Race2m

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €540
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.50s
  • Off time: 17:31:33
17:30 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merrion Row (IRE) 20/1
2nd Grecian Tiger (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Devils Bride (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 12-3 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 6/52.20
3 08-1 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 96
Nag meDistance Winner
6 12-0 S J Mahon Mr P J Casey (3) 7/18.00
4 5P-6321 White & red stripes, white & royal blue striped cap Some Officer (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 12-0 T Hogan Mr J J Burke (7) 9/25.50
5 1237- PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Grecian Tiger (IRE) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 v D K Weld Mr Derek O'Connor 10/34.33
6 0-412 Light blue, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Knightsone (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 9/110.00
7 604U-31 Purple & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Carrow Queen (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (7) 16/117.00
8 RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Merrion Row (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-7 P J Rothwell M P Fogarty 20/121.00
Non runners
21-5Ebazziyr (IRE)512-0J LeavyR P McNamara

Verdict

Some smart bumpers here but DEVILS BRIDE has looked an outstanding prospect in both starts and, though carrying a penalty, looks the one to beat. Dermot Weld has kept Grecian Tiger back for this and he is an obvious threat. A close third in a Limerick Listed contest, he didn't run as well as expected when tackling Grade 1 company at the Punchestown Festival but with his allowances will ensure the selection doesn't have things his own way. Some Officer finally got off the mark at Sligo but will need another couple of gears against the two principals though he could still prove best of the remainder.