Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:45 Galway Apprentice Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.59s
  • Off time: 18:47:05
18:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stephen Hero (IRE) 6/1
2nd Ancient Sands (IRE) 9/2
3rd Stony Grey (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 00-2130 Royal blue & yellow hoops, black cap Prospectorous (IRE) 73
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-4 pt J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (4) 79 14/115.00
2 (9) 094100 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 37
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-0 pt A McGuinness I J Brennan 75 20/121.00
3 (4) 001/23-3 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 9-12 p1 Ms J Morgan S B Kelly 73 9/25.50
4 (10) 2-92456 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Eighteen Summers (USA) 12
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6 9-9 b1 J S Bolger R P Whelan 70 10/111.00
5 (2) 1-24D15 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES Positive Vibes 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-9 A L T Moore M M Monaghan (2) 70 8/19.00
6 (11) 532-030 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 32
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5 9-7 A McGuinness C J Elliott (4) 68 20/121.00
7 (12) 3362/5-9 PURPLE, yellow chevron & sleeves, quartered cap It's Freezing (IRE) 25
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5 9-4 t1 S Fahey Gearoid Patrick Brouder (7) 65 40/141.00
8 (5) 48135-0 Maroon, orange epaulettes, orange chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Scarlet Prince 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 v1 T G McCourt C T Keane 62 12/113.00
9 (1) 721772 DARK BLUE, yellow panel, sleeves & cap Todd 5
Nag me
3 9-1 b J J Murphy C R King 71 15/82.88
11 (7) 856-0 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, quartered cap Stony Grey (IRE) 88
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3 8-13 A Oliver R Dawson (4) 69 20/121.00
12 (3) 041671 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, red cap, white spots Stephen Hero (IRE) 20
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3 8-6 A Oliver C P Hoban 62 6/17.00
13 (6) 9/760- EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Buachaill Tapa (IRE) 530
Nag me
4 8-4 H Rogers I T Queally (7) 50 50/151.00
Non runners
10 (13)00/620-Mulleady (IRE)58-13A J MartinL F Roche60

Verdict

Ancient Sands scored over hurdles at Down Royal late last month and arrives here in excellent heart but may not be up to conceding 20lb to STEPHEN HERO. Andy Oliver's charge hasn't had much experience but looked as though a longer trip would suit when scoring over 1m2f at Sligo and this looks just right. Positive Vibes was a bit unfortunate to be disqualified at Killarney and gained compensation at Tipperary. He didn't quite run up to scratch over 1m6f back there last time but should get into the mix. Todd looked on the way back to form at Gowran and Prospectorous has performed in much better company since scoring at Dundalk.