Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:45 Topaz Mile E.B.F. Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €69,000 2nd €21,850 3rd €10,350 4th €3,450
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.08s
  • Off time: 18:51:12
18:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stunning View (IRE) 7/1
2nd Royal Blue Star (IRE) 15/2
3rd Defining Year (IRE) 8/1
4th Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 472883 Dark blue, red cross sashes, yellow cap Hujaylea (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-12 p M Halford C P Hoban (7) 105 20/121.00
2 (9) 251-044 PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap Ask Jack (USA) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 p J G Murphy C D Hayes 104 7/18.00
3 (17) 001031 BLACK, white seams, light green cap Moran Gra (USA) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 p Ms J Morgan R P Whelan (7) 103 14/115.00
4 (12) 12-6332 Grey & red diamonds, red sleeves & cap Waydownsouth (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 P J Flynn L F Roche (5) 101 12/113.00
5 (3) 334563 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, striped sleeves, quartered cap Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 9-6 b H Rogers D J Benson (7) 99 20/121.00
6 (14) 0-09034 White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, red cap, white spots Separate Ways (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 b D Marnane S H James (5) 99 14/115.00
8 (4) 10/82-80 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Stunning View (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 98 7/18.00
9 (11) 526094 WHITE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Bay Knight (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 9-3 K J Condon R Coakley (7) 96 25/126.00
10 (16) 301770 Grey, beige star, beige stars on sleeves, grey cap, beige stars Kyllachy Star 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 R A Fahey D P McDonogh 96 14/115.00
11 (8) 651-103 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, red cap, blue spots Lightening Stricks (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 pt R Brabazon F M Berry 93 8/19.00
12 (10) 1387-46 Emerald green & maroon quartered, white sleeves, white & maroon hooped cap New Magic (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 t D A McLoughlin N G McCullagh 92 11/112.00
13 (15) 470068 Purple, white seams, white star on cap Toraidhe (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 bt J S Bolger K J Manning 92 20/121.00
14 (1) 512-124 Purple, orange cross sashes, orange diamond on cap Defining Year (IRE) 86
Nag me
3 8-11 M Halford G F Carroll 98 8/19.00
15 (5) 334-002 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 12
Nag me
7 8-11 A J Martin K Latham 90 12/113.00
16 (18) 984618 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 p H Rogers C O'Donoghue 88 20/121.00
17 (7) 00-1567 DARK GREEN, yellow sash, hooped sleeves & cap Drombeg Dawn (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 A J McNamara B A Curtis 87 12/113.00
18 (6) 43-5117 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap Royal Blue Star (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 95 15/28.50
Non runners
7 (2)114-604Boynagh Joy (IRE)69-5J HalpinJ A Heffernan98
190/607-06Mojito Royale (IRE)78-8E DoyleReserve 187
2040-9093Maundy Money88-8D MarnaneReserve 287
21230823Elusive Award (USA)48-7A OliverReserve 386

Verdict

Only one favourite has won this in the past eleven years. Pires, who has won just once in 20 starts on the Flat, could be the market leader after some decent form over timber though he probably needs further. Moran Gra is sure to attract support after recent victories at Leopardstown and the Curragh and must be on the short-list. He just holds Boynagh Joy on that latest run but the latter ran very well here a year ago and looks a big threat. The consistent Waydownsouth has struggled since being raised 11lb after completing a ha-trick last autumn but Mid Mon Lady has competed at a higher level this year though she may find this on the short side. STUNNING VIEW may not have the form figures for such a competitive event but he looks just the type Dermot Weld wins with at this meeting. A winner here as a juvenile, he caught the eye in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot and has plenty of improvement in him. UK raider Kyllachy Star ran very well in that latter event and is just 2lb higher than when landing a tough handicap at Chester.