Galway

  • 18:40 Bet Online At thetote.com Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.60s
  • Off time: 18:40:55
18:40 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sophie's World (IRE) 14/1
2nd Spring Focus (IRE) 11/2
3rd Focussed (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 712 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Royal Memory 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-10 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 90 7/18.00
2 (6) 4-515 Yellow, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, orange cap Kings Ryker (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 9-7 M Halford S Foley 87 13/27.50
3 (3) 31 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Sarafiyla (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 D K Weld P J Smullen 86 13/82.62
4 (9) 22414-5 Dark Blue Ruler Of France 115
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-4 v D Wachman W M Lordan 84 12/113.00
5 (11) 35-5146 ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Abushamah (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 K Prendergast C D Hayes 83 16/117.00
6 (10) 629134 Pink Blackstone (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 82 20/121.00
7 (1) 45-6154 EMERALD GREEN, white sash, red cap, emerald green spots Sophie's World (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-2 p K F O'Donnell S Corby (7) 82 14/115.00
8 (5) 642325 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focussed (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-13 b B W Duke K J Manning 79 11/112.00
9 (4) 063312 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Spring Focus (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 t A Oliver C T Keane 79 11/26.50
10 (2) 122103 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Political Policy (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 t M Halford C P Hoban (3) 76 16/117.00
11 (7) 249533 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Aru Cha Cha 5
Nag me
3 8-7 D Marnane R P Cleary 73 25/126.00

Verdict

SARAFIYLA has been earmarked for this since a comfortable victory in a Leopardstown maiden and with Dermot Weld having won the last two this should prove within his compass. Royal Memory also landed a Leopardstown maiden before running well on his handicap debut behind the in-form Muscle Beach at Fairyhouse where he appeared to find 7f just on the short side. Ruler Of France showed promise as a juvenile and wasn't suited by the very testing ground on his reappearance while Spring Focus won't mind dropping down in trip after showing improved form over an extra quarter-mile.