Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:00 O'leary Insurances Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,210 3rd €1,040 4th €650
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.00s
  • Off time: 16:00:21
16:00 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dusty Trail (IRE) 9/4
2nd Diyla (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3258-1 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Dusty Trail (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-9 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 106 9/43.25
3 60-0597 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Where's My Slave (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 11-3 b1 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 100 8/19.00
4 5/57-146 EMERALD GREEN & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, striped cap Diyla (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-1 p M Flannery B M Cash 98 6/17.00
5 750-P9 Red & black quartered, red sleeves, black cap, red star Trumph Card (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-1 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 98 20/121.00
6 8338-50 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Red cap Ella Watson (IRE) 110
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 J E Kiely R Walsh 91 5/23.50
7 0/0-6974 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, purple cap Barna Gold (IRE) 6
Nag me
8 10-2 V T O'Brien D J Casey 85 5/16.00
8 40790/7 ROYAL BLUE, yellow epaulettes, hooped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Valleyboggan (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 10-1 P A Fahy P Townend 84 10/111.00
Non runners
28-42221Turner Brown (IRE)611-6Michael O'HareA E Lynch103

Verdict

DUSTY TRAIL is much improved and can take this despite his big weight. A maiden hurdle winner at Tramore in June, he has won three times on the level since May including his last two and his rider's claim will be a big help here. Turner Brown appeared to be suited by a stronger test of stamina when scoring over 2m7f at Downpatrick though he had previously run well over this course and distance. Diyla has suffered in the weights after scoring at Sligo in May and looks as though she could do with some respite from the handicapper and though Ruby Walsh is a positive booking for Ella Watson his mount hasn't shown much for some time and is another who may be better over further.