Today's racecards

Galway

  • 15:00 Barna Waste Rated Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.30s
  • Off time: 15:00:55
15:00 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Band Of Blood (IRE) Evs
2nd Paudi The Punter (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13/15-13 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Band Of Blood (IRE) 152
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 P Fenton D N Russell Evs2.00
2 375136 Dark blue, light green sleeves, quartered cap Flanagans Field (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 D T Hughes B J Cooper 116 12/113.00
3 9786-21 Royal blue, white star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, white stars Glenconkeyne (IRE) 84
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-7 t N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 112 9/25.50
4 4-36P1P RED, yellow panel & cap Paudi The Punter (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-7 G T Lynch A P Heskin 97 20/121.00
5 521592 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Top Cat Henry (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 K Purcell B T O'Connell 116 4/15.00
6 334251 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 3
Nag me
7 10-10 pt M Cullinane D E Mullins 100 6/17.00

Verdict

BAND OF BLOOD was impressive when landing a Limerick maiden in May but made too many mistakes when attempting a double at Ballinrobe three weeks later. He'll have been given intensive schooling and may be too good for these. Flanagans Field gained his only success on fast ground at Kilbeggan and has struggled in softer conditions while though Fantastic Gold won over fences at Thurles, he has never scored in 18 starts over timber. Glenconkeyne gained a surprise victory here in August after being beaten in a seller but he's lightly raced and should improve enough to take a hand. Top Cat Henry is running well enough to be considered in an open contest and will love the trip and conditions.