Galway

  • 13:50 GuinnessPlus App Beginners Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 13:50:15
13:50 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aranhill Chief (IRE) 12/1
2nd Thomond (IRE) 10/1
3rd Mister Hotelier (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03-1371 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Abolitionist (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-12 J J Hanlon B Hayes (3) 108 8/19.00
2 0-54461 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Aranhill Chief (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-12 t S J Mahon D F O'Regan 109 12/113.00
3 43350-2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Elegant Statesman (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-12 t H De Bromhead A P McCoy 118 9/43.25
5 76859-3 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 75
Nag me
6 11-12 t M Cullinane A P Heskin 99 25/126.00
6 3661-44 Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap Guiding George (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-12 ht P J Gilligan B M Cash 16/117.00
7 04/4-P21 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Jarob 25
Nag me
7 11-12 A Lynch R C Colgan 11/26.50
8 410-B43 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Mister Hotelier (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 11-12 t C A Murphy D J Casey 16/117.00
9 0860-28 Dark Blue, Yellow braces, Yellow cap Of The Hook (IRE) 48
Nag me
6 11-12 p1 T J Corcoran J L Cullen 89 100/1101.00
11 8234-62 CERISE Thomond (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-12 t N Meade D J Condon 112 10/111.00
12 437/72-2 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Tylers Cottage 16
Nag me
11 11-12 D K Weld P Townend 112 5/16.00
13 933023 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Wells China (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 11-12 b L Byrne M J Ferris 111 16/117.00
14 327P6-0 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Vaxalco (FR) 80
Nag me
5 11-7 ht J H Culloty D N Russell 10/111.00
15 F590F0 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue cap, red star Some Benefit (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-5 pt M Cullinane Mr R P Geoghegan (7) 98 66/167.00
Non runners
4426-24PFroggy (IRE)611-12G T LynchMr P J Cawley
10252-P12Our Man Zebo (IRE)711-12M HouriganB J Geraghty

Verdict

Elegant Statesman has now had five runs over fences and his latest, when tried over this trip for the first time, was his best effort so far. He's an obvious threat to all but TYLERS COTTAGE could be the one to see him off. Dermot Weld's charge is very lightly-raced for his age and could only finish third in this a year ago but he'll be tuned to the minute and can gain his first victory under Rules. Thomond has been showing some good form and ran well behind Indevan at Tipperary and Jarob, who has had two runs over fences, showed himself in good heart with a victory over hurdles at Bellewstown. Abolitionist also scored over timber at the same meeting and has experience over the bigger obstacles as does Aranhill Chief, another Bellewstown hurdles winner. Our Man Zebo, a winner between the flags and over hurdles, is an interesting newcomer to chasing and one to note under regular rider Barry Geraghty.