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Galway

  • 17:10 Galwaybayhotel.com & Radissonhotelgalway.com Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.10s
  • Off time: 17:10:30
17:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diplomat (USA) 9/10
2nd Sky Khan 10/1
3rd Honourable Emperor (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Zabana (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 A Lynch R C Colgan 121 10/111.00
2 23-1 Emerald green & yellow chevrons, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, yellow stars Boss's Star (IRE) 84
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 P Casey A P Crowe 117 16/117.00
3 375-14 White, orange panel, emerald green sleeves & cap Celtic Monarch (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 11-4 M M McNiff D R Fox (5) 113 50/151.00
4 34-5221 Maroon, White triple diamond, White cap Dawerann (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 t M Hourigan B J Geraghty 118 12/113.00
5 367-1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 11-4 D K Weld R Walsh 124 9/101.90
6 031 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Ebazan (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 b C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 122 14/115.00
7 7-9712 Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Green Dragon (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 A J Martin P Townend 127 14/115.00
8 676-21F SCARLET,white slvs,white cap Honourable Emperor (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-4 N Meade D J Condon 115 22/123.00
9 2-1 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star King of The Picts (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 11-4 J P Shanahan Andrew J McNamara 125 9/25.50
10 249-251 Yellow, grey sleeves, black stars, yellow cap Sky Khan 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 p P A Kirby Adam Nicol (7) 115 10/111.00
11 P-06 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Ancelotti (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 11-0 Michael G Cleary B T O'Connell 1 100/1101.00
12 42F WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Star For Life (USA) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 E Doyle R M Moran 40/141.00
13 RED, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond Vito De Beauchene (FR)
Nag me
4 11-0 F Flood M P Walsh 28/129.00

Verdict

The annual Dermot Weld winner-fest gets under way with Ruby Walsh booked for DIPLOMAT, who can get the yard off to a successful start. He was on board at Sligo a fortnight ago and the combination gained a comfortable success from King William. That will have put his mount straight for this though there are plenty of threats. Zabana has a double penalty after victories at Sligo and Gowran and he's improving fast while Green Dragon easily accounted for subsequent winner Honourable Emperor at Tipperary before failing to concede 7lb to King Of The Picts at Bellewstown. The winner looks a big danger while Ebazan and Dawerann fought a battle at Bellewstown and the latter boosted the form with a victory at Roscommon.