Galway

  • 18:45 Connacht Hotel 2m

  • Winner €42,000 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 39.02s
  • Off time: 18:46:48
18:45 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quick Jack (IRE) 4/1
2nd Grecian Tiger (IRE) 7/1
3rd Fire Fighter (IRE) 14/1
4th Spacious Sky (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (17) 2023/6-1 Beige, grey epaulettes, beige cap Swnymor (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
5 12-0 J J Quinn Mr J J Codd 97 16/117.00
2 (16) 1193-3 Emerald green, orange seams, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green spots Digeanta (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 90 16/117.00
3 (5) 2/1123-6 RED, white stars, red sleeves, striped cap Pay Day Kitten (USA) 46
Nag me
4 11-7 D K Weld Mr R P McNamara 90 14/115.00
4 (19) 284-421 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Marchese Marconi (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 89 14/115.00
5 (4) 26214 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Dalasiri (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 Miss S J Harty Miss J M Mangan (3) 85 25/126.00
6 (14) 0/21212- EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Quick Jack (IRE) 184
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 h A J Martin Mr S Clements (5) 85 4/15.00
7 (8) 6740-38 Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Taglietelle 57
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-1 G Elliott Miss N Carberry 84 16/117.00
8 (20) 5/604-19 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 J E Kiely Mr Derek O'Connor 83 16/117.00
9 (13) 325/8-64 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Spacious Sky (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t A J Martin Miss M O'Sullivan (7) 83 20/121.00
10 (1) 385172 Light green, brown braces, brown armlet, white cap Streets Of Newyork 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 B Ellison Mr M J O'Connor 82 10/111.00
11 (9) 257240- YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 M Phelan Mr D L Queally (5) 81 50/151.00
12 (6) 99/10-06 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-11 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 80 33/134.00
13 (7) 311 Dark blue, light green chevron, light green star on cap Wither Hills (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 p B R Hamilton Mr N McParlan (5) 80 12/113.00
14 (11) 5-0213 DARK GREEN, pink hoop, halved sleeves, check cap Gambling Girl 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 79 14/115.00
15 (10) 226-714 ROYAL BLUE, white hollow box, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Storm Away 51
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 P J Flynn Mr P Power (7) 79 12/113.00
16 (15) 112/622 Red, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars, red cap Fire Fighter (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 t A Maguire Mr F Maguire (7) 78 14/115.00
17 (3) 15-2 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Grecian Tiger (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-9 v D K Weld Mr R P Quinlan (3) 78 7/18.00
18 (12) 3248 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-6 h P W Flynn Mr H D Dunne (7) 75 20/121.00
19 (2) 6-36732 WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Kalann (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 Miss S J Harty Mr C Motherway (3) 74 16/117.00
20 (18) 89-5171 Purple, orange seams, orange cap Massini's Trap (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 J Nash Ms K Walsh 74 20/121.00
Non runners
210012-14Pyromaniac (IRE)410-4A J MartinReserve 173
222392/32Alileo (GER)610-4W P MullinsReserve 273
2370103/5Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE)710-4J S BolgerReserve 371

Verdict

No favourite has won in the past ten years but it's a race Dermot Weld loves to win and he's been successful in four of the last seven, two with Robbie McNamara in the saddle. Pay Day Kitten is the stable pick this time and though she looked a very progressive type last season potential backers would need to forgive a very poor reappearance at Leopardstown. UK raider John Quinn has booked champion point-to-point rider Jamie Codd for Swynmor though he went up a massive 14lb for his Chester victory. DIGEANTA won his first four races before stepping up in grade. He made a promising reappearance over a trip too short after a long break at Bellewstown and with this track and trip likely to bring out the best in him he's given the vote. Marchese Marconi has to be a major threat as he's been in excellent shape recently while Quick Jack was in superb form over hurdles at the turn of the year and Tony Martin will have him tuned up for this. Wither Hills was very impressive in beating Beau Michael at the Curragh but he's 7lb higher and this is much tougher.