Galway

  • 16:30 Eventus Novice Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €4,000 3rd €2,000 4th €800
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.20s
  • Off time: 16:36:35
16:30 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lucky At Last (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 105-313 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 t G Elliott P Carberry 6/42.50
3 0-7182S MAROON, white triple diamond, maroon sleeves, white seams, white cap, maroon diamond Lucky At Last (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-6 t P Martin A P Thornton (3) 13/82.62
4 55-F1B4 ROYAL BLUE, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves & cap Nintytwo Team (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 125 10/34.33
6 76-8400 PINK, purple star, purple seams on sleeves, purple star on cap Saddler's Native (IRE) 3
Nag me
8 11-0 P O Brady M W Bowes (7) 111 14/115.00
Non runners
290/4R01Covie Lad (USA)811-6P J GilliganD N Russell
5UP4/7-Down The Road (IRE)811-0G T LynchK Whelan

Verdict

CHICAGO GREY has been in fine form recently and will take some beating. Gordon Elliott's charge beat Prince Erik in a beginners' event at The Festival before failing to justify favouritism in a much stronger race won by Glantara at Killarney. He wasn't beaten far that evening and should have no problems taking care of Nintytwo Team, who was 19l behind in fourth. Lucky At Last could prove more of a threat as he won easily over fences in June and looked the winner when slipping up on the Flat when reverting to hurdles at Kilbeggan last time. Winning point-to-pointer Covie Lad is laden with stamina as he showed over 3m1f at Kilbeggan and a couple of these may prove too quick on this fast ground.