Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:10 claregalwayhotel.ie E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.30s
  • Off time: 18:10:15
18:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jamaica 4/9
2nd Postulation (USA) 5/2
3rd Seaforth (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Bunk Off Early (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 33/134.00
2 (3) 83 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Dudes And Diamonds 16
Nag me
2 9-5 Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5)(ex2) 16/117.00
3 (6) 3 Dark Blue Jamaica 29
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 4/91.44
4 (9) Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap One Cool Poet (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A L T Moore F M Berry 66/167.00
5 (7) 6 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Postulation (USA) 29
Nag me
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/23.50
6 (4) grey, yellow cap, grey star Seaforth (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J J Murphy S Foley 33/134.00
7 (1) 66 RED & PURPLE DIAMONDS, red sleeves, purple cap Vicarage (IRE) 19
Nag me
2 9-5 J T Gorman W M Lordan 100/1101.00
8 (2) 3 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Vocaliser (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger R P Whelan 9/110.00
9 (8) 8 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) 50
Nag me
2 9-5 E Lynam W J Lee 33/134.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien and Dermot Weld have shared the last eight of these with score 6-2 in favour of the latter. Both were well represented at the early stage and rely on once-raced entries this time. JAMAICA has a very strong middle-distance pedigree so did well to get so close to stablemate Gleneagles over this trip at the Curragh. The winner has subsequently landed a Group Three so that form looks strong enough for this. Weld relies on Postulation, who also ran in that Curragh event finishing around 4l behind the selection. That was an eye-catching run and it would be no great shock if he reversed the form. Vocaliser attracted no support at Leopardstown where he looked in need of the experience so Jim Bolger's colt, a half-brother to a winning miler, will have come on markedly for the run. Dudes And Diamonds showed the benefit of his opening run with a better effort at Tipperary and further progress can put him in the picture.