Today's racecards

Galway

  • 18:10 Topaz E.B.F. Fillies Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.85s
  • Off time: 18:11:31
18:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarfasha (IRE) 2/5
2nd Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 10/3
3rd Calorie 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 2 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 32
Nag me
2 9-0 P A Fahy R P Whelan (3) 10/34.33
2 (1) 43 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Calorie 32
Nag me
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 6/17.00
3 (3) 0 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Gold Necklace (IRE) 32
Nag me
2 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 20/121.00
4 (9) MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, blue cap Good Strike (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 28/129.00
5 (2) 9 Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Ode To Psyche (IRE) 32
Nag me
2 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 20/121.00
6 (7) White, maroon star & sleeves, maroon cap, white star One Reason (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 P W Flynn R P Cleary 50/151.00
7 (6) Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Principessa Ava (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 Mrs D A Love S M Gorey (3) 50/151.00
8 (5) 2 Royal blue,white epaulettes,Striped cap Tarfasha (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 2/51.40
Non runners
9 (4)0Terrific (IRE)29-0A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien

Verdict

Ballybacka Queen defied her 50/1 starting price with an excellent second to Avenue Gabriel at the Curragh and the winner didn't let the form down in a Group 3 subsequently. She had Calorie over 2l back in third that day and Terrific a long way behind and with further progress will be very difficult to beat. However, Dermot Weld targets this race every year and TARFASHA looks another off the production line. She made supporters of the long odds-on Geoffrey Chaucer sweat in a three-runner race at Leopardstown where she promised much more to come and is handed the vote.