Today's racecards

Galway

  • 17:40 Sean 'The Budgie' Burgess Memorial Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.70s
  • Off time: 17:40:44
17:40 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aladdins Cave 9/2
2nd Admiral Hawke (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ted Dolly (IRE) 33/1
4th Foot Soldier (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 02/4571- YELLOW, dark green stars, dark green star on cap Anshan Dreams 38
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 t A Maguire Mr D L Queally (5) 122 14/115.00
2 302-024 ORANGE, black stars, orange sleeves & cap Liberty's Gift (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 P W Flynn K J Quigley (7) 121 20/121.00
3 415P46 BROWN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Ted Dolly (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 E U Hales J L Cullen 117 33/134.00
4 0-14123 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 117 6/17.00
5 111200- PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 170
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (5) 116 20/121.00
6 1454-2 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 119 7/18.00
7 0100-00 Light blue, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Bombadero (IRE) 35
Nag me
6 11-1 t D Cullen A P Crowe 112 40/141.00
8 32P07/1- ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 37
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 p C A Murphy B J Geraghty 110 9/25.50
9 00776-1 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 t R Sweeney A E Lynch 110 6/17.00
10 706943/ Light blue & brown diamonds, brown spots on sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots First Trim (IRE) 735
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 S Fahey S E Butler (5) 109 33/134.00
11 46/010-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Whatever It Takes (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 N Madden N P Madden 109 14/115.00
12 13U/107 Dark blue, light green chevron, light green star on cap Wither Hills (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 p B R Hamilton D N Russell 109 12/113.00
13 49191-8 Royal blue, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green seams on sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Carlowsantana (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-10 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 107 16/117.00
14 6520P- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Classic Event (IRE) 142
Nag me
5 10-10 E P Harty M P Walsh 107 33/134.00
15 33107-6 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Habesh (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 ht E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 113 14/115.00
16 034/P- Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Mazagee (FR) 409
Nag me
5 10-10 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 107 25/126.00
17 424P0-2 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Admiral Hawke (IRE) 36
Nag me
7 10-8 t J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 105 10/111.00
18 009-670 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Hevelius 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 b E McNamara D J Condon 102 50/151.00
19 F2-429P ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Coolking 45
Nag me
6 10-1 p J J Hanlon B R Dalton (5) 98 25/126.00
20 563-823 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Foot Soldier (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-0 C F Swan D G Hogan 103 16/117.00
Non runners
217/0003-FRegusci (IRE)510-0A J MartinReserve 197
2207/06P-4Tynaghs Trooper (IRE)79-10P J RothwellReserve 292
239-70854Mudaffar (USA)49-10Mrs D A LoveReserve 394

Verdict

Raydari improved tremendously on the Flat over the winter and was well supported on his return to hurdling at Roscommon where he won with something in hand. The assessor was certainly impressed, raising him an astonishing 18lb, but that still shouldn't prevent a big run. Carlowsantana is rated 17lb less over hurdles than fences so it's no surprise to see him turning up here and he'll enjoy any cut in the ground while Admiral Hawke showed much improved form when attempting to make the running at Gowran and must be in with a shout here as he was only caught close home. ALADDINS CAVE landed a Fairyhouse handicap the last time he was seen over timber in November. He then completed a quick double on Polytrack at Dundalk and has been running well in strong handicaps on the Flat so this looks his chance from a favourable handicap mark. Anshan Dreams won a handicap here in September and has to be considered despite his big weight.