Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:15 Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €751
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.60s
  • Off time: 18:19:13
18:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Another Ambition (IRE) 14/1
2nd Sea Stallion (IRE) 16/1
3rd Piano Star 33/1
4th Paradis de Thaix (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-0618 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carrigmartin (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-7 t E P Harty N P Madden 132 11/112.00
2 025-83P BLACK, orange & black quartered cap Got Attitude (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 p Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 127 16/117.00
3 23P-5P2 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white star King High (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 E Doyle J R Barry 126 8/19.00
4 U1/7139- PURPLE, royal blue diamond, white & royal blue halved sleeves, white cap Indifference Curve (FR) 170
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-0 p Miss Sharon Dunphy Andrew J McNamara 125 25/126.00
5 1321P-F Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Aberdale (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 10-12 b1 J J Hanlon K Whelan 123 20/121.00
6 04/527-1 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Serve Time 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 P J Gilligan B J Geraghty 123 7/24.50
7 03-P6U3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Warcraft 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t M Hourigan D N Russell 123 16/117.00
8 128-PP0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Wins Now 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 bt N Madden M P Walsh 123 14/115.00
9 05-0P20 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Hangover (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 10-10 C O'Dwyer I J McCarthy (5) 121 16/117.00
10 60606-4 PINK, purple sash, halved sleeves, pink cap, purple star Tasman (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-10 b L McAteer S W Jackson 121 16/117.00
11 8/6-U121 Maroon & white diamonds, white diamond on cap Future All Star (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 C A Murphy J L Cullen 118 11/26.50
12 33-6U00 CRIMSON, green sash & slvs, halved cap Piano Star 14
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-7 pt M Cunningham D F O'Regan 118 33/134.00
13 465-364 RED, dark blue disc, dark blue spots on sleeves, hooped cap Another Ambition (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-5 t A J Martin D J Condon 116 14/115.00
14 505-892 PINK, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, white cap Flemross (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 10-5 R T J Wilson A P Thornton (3) 116 14/115.00
15 P60-P94 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, purple cap Barna Bay (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-3 p V T O'Brien S G McDermott 114 25/126.00
17 24485-1 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS Paradis de Thaix (FR) 12
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8 10-3 p Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 114 10/111.00
18 6044-15 Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, hooped cap Benalma (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-1 Mrs P Gavin A P Crowe 112 20/121.00
19 43-5121 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green cap Hot Friend (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 10-0 R Tyner P T Enright 111 8/19.00
20 742-U42 PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap Sea Stallion (IRE) 12
Nag me
9 10-0 S Ryan P F Mangan (5) 111 16/117.00
23 01-3535 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, black spots The Snuffler (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 t R W T Brabazon A P Cawley 102 25/126.00
Non runners
16126-611Mr Bones (IRE)910-3J G CooganB J Cooper114
2142-1122Jamsie Hall (IRE)89-12Miss C J MacmahonReserve 1109
22507-019Tory Hill Lad (IRE)129-10Mrs H LeeReserve 2106

Verdict

Not one favourite in ten years and several huge-price winners says it all about this ultra-competitive handicap. Wins Now was a 20/1 chance when scoring a year ago and is 2lb lower this time after some moderate efforts. Don't be surprised by a much better show here though SERVE TIME was such an impressive winner on his first start for Paul Gilligan at Limerick last week that he gets the vote for a quick follow up. Paradis De Thaix was a fortunate winner at Tipperary and his jumping isn't always the best but Mr Bones has really taken to the bigger obstacles recently and even an 11lb rise for his latest success at Wexford is unlikely to prevent a big run. Future All Star is progressing nicely and should again have the measure of Flemross, who he beat at Kilbeggan last time while Carrigmartin shouldn't be dismissed with a big weight as his latest effort was over hurdles and he'd scored at Punchestown previously.