Today's racecards

Galway

  • 17:30 thetote.com Galway Plate 2m 6f

  • Winner €120,374 2nd €38,375 3rd €18,374 4th €6,374
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 17:31:26
17:30 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Road To Riches (IRE) 14/1
2nd Burn And Turn (IRE) 16/1
3rd Balnaslow (IRE) 9/1
4th Spring Heeled (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 527/177- Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Kid Cassidy (IRE) 140
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8 11-10 ht C Roche J S McGarvey (5) 155 33/134.00
2 1213P/4- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Alderwood (IRE) 275
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10 11-4 T Mullins A P McCoy 149 8/19.00
3 13P41-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Road To Riches (IRE) 89
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7 11-4 N Meade S A Shortall (7) 149 14/115.00
4 328015- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 95
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7 11-4 p J H Culloty D N Russell 149 10/111.00
5 5001-11 Emerald green & yellow hoops, red cap Vulcanite (IRE) 38
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7 11-2 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 147 20/121.00
6 20F/F1-4 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 91
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8 11-1 p1 H De Bromhead Andrew J McNamara 146 20/121.00
7 540-211 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE) 56
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6 10-13 D T Hughes D F O'Regan 144 14/115.00
8 2/21532- Royal blue & yellow quartered, yellow spots on sleeves, royal blue cap Caid Du Berlais (FR) 117
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5 10-13 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 145 10/111.00
9 U/2030-4 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 90
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9 10-12 E Bolger B J Geraghty 143 16/117.00
10 220-111 Emerald green & yellow hoops, orange cap Rum And Butter (IRE) 40
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6 10-11 p Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 142 20/121.00
11 15U/0P9- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Terminal (FR) 242
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7 10-11 W P Mullins D J Casey 142 25/126.00
12 112542- WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 100
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8 10-10 D T Hughes R Loughran 141 8/19.00
13 123/9-61 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Away We Go (IRE) 56
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11 10-7 t W P Mullins P Townend 138 16/117.00
14 308-528 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 11
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8 10-7 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods 138 40/141.00
15 PP/2-211 Emerald green & yellow hoops, maroon cap It's A Gimme (IRE) 11
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7 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P Crowe 137 20/121.00
16 132-811 Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 26
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9 10-6 H De Bromhead B Hayes (3) 137 33/134.00
17 22553-1 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Burn And Turn (IRE) 89
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8 10-5 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 136 16/117.00
18 53441-P Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Balnaslow (IRE) 89
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7 10-4 W P Mullins J J Burke (5) 135 9/110.00
19 P/21P-41 YELLOW & GREY DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, grey cap Golden Kite (IRE) 51
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-4 A Maguire K C Sexton (5) 135 25/126.00
20 131568- Red, white star, white & red hooped sleeves, red cap Shanpallas (IRE) 186
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6 10-4 C Byrnes Paul Moloney 135 12/113.00
21 533-942 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 p E Doyle B T O'Connell 134 25/126.00
22 12229/8 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, yellow cap Wise Old Owl (IRE) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-3 t1 J E Kiely M P Walsh 134 12/113.00
Non runners
23P/0B20-1Orpheus Valley (IRE)1110-3T GibneyReserve 1134
2430P08-1Jacksonslady (IRE)910-3J P DempseyReserve 2134
2543441-3Usuel Smurfer (FR)610-3J J HanlonReserve 3134

Verdict

The highlight of the Festival and as tricky as ever. Jonjo O'Neill runs Rum And Butter and It's A Gimme, who have won their last five races between them, but A P McCoy has deserted them for Alderwood, who hasn't been out since October. Tom Mullins' charge, last year's Grand Annual winner, is a classy performer at best and has obviously had this as his target. Paul Nicholls sends Caid Du Berlais over and this classy ex-French hurdler is taking on a tough task on just his third start over fences but he may never be as well handicapped again so connections must believe he's worth the risk. Lord Ben jumped like an old hand to beat a strong field at Wexford though he's barely out of the novice stage. BURN AND TURN was very impressive when landing a tough handicap at Punchestown where she travelled well throughout. The assessor also took note and has raised her 10lb but she can make further progress and providing the ground doesn't turn soft she can take this for Jessica Harrington. Wise Old Owl, runner-up in 2011, doesn't run very often but John Kiely won this last year and will have him primed to run the race of his life.