Galway

  • 16:10 40,000 Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €12,075 2nd €2,799 3rd €1,225 4th €700
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.30s
  • Off time: 16:10:04
16:10 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Victrix Gale (IRE) 7/2
2nd Happy New Year (IRE) 14/1
3rd Your Busy (IRE) 12/1
4th Dooney Rock (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31255-9 BLACK, red panel, red stars on sleeves, red cap King Ali (IRE) 51
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 P G Kelly T Kelly (5) 127 14/115.00
3 8661-31 Emerald green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Blackwell Synergy (FR) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 John A Supple Mr E J O'connell 124 12/113.00
4 18U6-P6 EMERALD GREEN, white star, yellow halved sleeves, emerald green cap Caim Hill (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-8 P Fenton B T O'Connell 124 14/115.00
5 174-212 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Usuel Smurfer (FR) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-6 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 122 7/18.00
7 3110-4 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Tugboat (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-4 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 120 7/18.00
8 18/P00-4 BROWN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap Dooney Rock (IRE) 70
Nag me
9 11-0 p M McElhone B M Cash 116 33/134.00
9 PP-973B EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 24
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-13 b E Doyle B F Cawley (7) 115 25/126.00
10 U0652-P Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Harold's Cross (AUS) 58
Nag me
8 10-13 b C Roche A P Crowe 115 25/126.00
11 7060-1F EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 p J Motherway P F Mangan 115 14/115.00
12 F65109- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blissful Moment (USA) 158
Nag me
6 10-12 bt N Meade A P McCoy 114 8/19.00
13 016-060 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star Liberty Counsel (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 Mrs D A Love M P Walsh 114 20/121.00
14 0396-21 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Your Busy (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-12 J Nash D J Casey 114 12/113.00
15 40292-7 Yellow, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Victrix Gale (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 A J Martin R Walsh 112 7/24.50
17 3B15/0-2 Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Prosperity Square (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 109 16/117.00
18 484-B62 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Tico (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 b W F Codd J S McGarvey (5) 109 14/115.00
19 924-754 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 107 14/115.00
21 0641/34 YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Lets Go Sunshine (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 C Bowe D J Condon 102 14/115.00
Non runners
2465-451Landero611-9A HeffernanR M Power125
68001-01Shanpallas (IRE)511-4C ByrnesD N Russell120
1665P-060Eagle's Pass (IRE)1110-7T J O'MaraP T Enright109
20111P/02Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE)1210-3A LynchR C Colgan105
22237/073Corrick Bridge (IRE)119-13A J MartinReserve 2101
23535/978-Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE)89-11W C O'BrienReserve 399

Verdict

CAIM HILL doesn't have the best of form figures in recent starts though he won on the Flat at Limerick last month before running over fences. He's perfectly capable of winning this at his best and is just 5lb higher than his last success over hurdles so is given the nod. Shanpallas is improving rapidly and was well on top at the finish over 2m4f at Down Royal so an extra half-mile won't be a problem. Usual Smurfer is another tackling the trip for the first time over timber but he wasn't stopping over 2m4f at Bellewstown and this should prove within his compass. Tugboat won a novice hurdle here a year ago and though not in the best of form subsequently he will have been prepared for this while recent winners Your Busy, Landero and UK raider Blackwell Synergy have to enter the reckoning in a wide-open contest.