Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:10 40,000 Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.10s
  • Off time: 16:10:18
16:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Greatness 4/1
2nd Golden Ticket (AUS) 5/1
3rd Magical Moon 33/1
4th Diamond's Return (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 132/17-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grey Monk (IRE) 90
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6 11-7 t H De Bromhead P Townend 118 16/117.00
3 1162-41 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, orange cap, emerald green star The Black Russian (IRE) 12
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8 11-7 F M Hanley B J Geraghty 118 10/111.00
4 71/18-00 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 56
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-5 p C A Murphy R M Power 116 20/121.00
5 2/0311-8 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 31
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6 11-5 t Ms J Morgan Andrew J McNamara 116 11/26.50
6 P51-129 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Hospital (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 t E McNamara M P Walsh 114 10/111.00
7 2515 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 h D McDonogh J L Cullen 114 25/126.00
8 0303/71 Pink & black quartered, check sleeves & cap In A Nutshell (IRE) 24
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7 11-2 v1 C Byrnes D N Russell 113 13/27.50
9 0/66-0F4 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 W J Burke J J Burke (5) 113 50/151.00
10 531P-08 LIGHT GREEN, black epaulettes, green cap, black star Diamond's Return (IRE) 12
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10 10-13 S O'Farrell Miss K O'Farrell (7) 110 50/151.00
11 33-2418 White, royal blue stars, royal blue cap Vasco Du Mee (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 b G Elliott D J Condon 110 20/121.00
12 0627-61 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Golden Ticket (AUS) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 bt C Roche A P McCoy 109 5/16.00
13 0369-38 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Oscar Buzz (IRE) 56
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7 10-12 t E Cawley M A Enright 109 14/115.00
14 7861-00 EMERALD GREEN, white seams, check cap Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 M Hourigan D F O'Regan 107 25/126.00
15 02/33 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Overcall (IRE) 50
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-10 p1 Mrs J Harrington D E Mullins 107 20/121.00
17 002-0B6 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Green Thirty Two (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 t S J Mahon R T Dunne 106 33/134.00
18 00-516 Royal blue, red cross sashes, white sleeves, red stars, white cap Ocean Glandore (IRE) 17
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5 10-7 p1 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 104 25/126.00
19 0F-3508 WHITE, purple panel, quartered cap Wontbelongnow (IRE) 6
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7 10-6 p J J Walsh B T O'Connell 103 50/151.00
20 700-1 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Greatness 49
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4 10-0 vt A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 104 4/15.00
22 430-493 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Magical Moon 8
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5 10-5 b M Hourigan Paul Moloney 102 33/134.00
23 559-124 Royal blue & yellow chevrons, yellow & black hooped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Royal Chief (IRE) 10
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5 10-4 E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 101 16/117.00
Non runners
155/950-6King Ali (IRE)1211-12P G KellyS D Bohan123
1647/0616Dubawi Phantom710-9P J GilliganR C Colgan106
219-64120Swantykay (IRE)510-5G ElliottReserve 1102

Verdict

Tony Martin is already off the mark at the Festival and the four-year-old Greatness will be fancied to take this from the bottom of the handicap though this is easily his toughest assignment to date. A P McCoy's presence on Golden Ticket suggests the recent Killarney winner is expected to make a bold bid while The Black Russian generally strikes form around this time of the year, as he did at Kilbeggan a couple of weeks ago. In A Nutshell stepped up to 2m5f to score at Limerick but he's won over the minimum and with a fast gallop almost guaranteed he'll be competitive though the vote goes to ANCIENT SANDS. Joanna Morgan's charge was in tremendous form throughout last summer over hurdles and on the Flat. He suffered in the weights as a consequence but looked on the way back at the Curragh last month and can return to winning ways.