Today's racecards

Galway

  • 16:15 Guinness Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.10s
  • Off time: 16:15:33
16:15 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desertmore Stream (IRE) 3/1
2nd Icy Reply 7/1
3rd Pink Hat (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2212-01 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Desertmore Stream (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-9 h P Fenton B T O'Connell 132 3/14.00
2 4-81173 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-9 J P Ryan D E Splaine (3) 128 16/117.00
3 65-3135 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Here For The Craic (IRE) 2
Nag me
7 11-6 h D Budds D N Russell 116 16/117.00
4 10-612 Dark blue, white sash & sleeves, white diamond on cap Mumbo Bay (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-6 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 122 7/18.00
5 61 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Sang Tiger (GER) 18
Nag me
6 11-6 J J Lambe A P Heskin 20/121.00
6 1221-11 WHITE & PINK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Ground Invasion (IRE) 67
Nag me
5 11-2 t S R B Crawford B J Geraghty 11/43.75
7 7496-11 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Pink Hat (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 W P Mullins P Townend 125 7/24.50
8 72324-1 WHITE, emerald green stars, white sleeves, quartered cap Do Na Paisti (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 10-13 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 20/121.00
9 44-P311 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves & cap Icy Reply 11
Nag me
4 10-9 D T Hughes Miss A B O'Connor (7) 125 7/18.00
10 009-75 RED, white sash & armlet, hooped cap Megan's Vic (IRE) 19
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6 10-9 t Mrs H Lee A Ring (7) 85 100/1101.00

Verdict

Desertmore Stream is penalised for his two victories over timber which gives him plenty to do in this very tight looking affair and he could also do with the ground easing. Draycott Place is another dual winner but he was behind Icy Reply at Tipperary. That winner is a thorough stayer who will be suited by a likely strong gallop and her allowances should see her enter the equation. Ground Invasion has been impressive in winning two bumpers and, as a triple point-to-point winner, should have no problems jumping. PINK HAT needs good ground to show her best as she's only small so if the rain arrives she can be taken on but in the expectation that the going remains good she can add to the two victories she gained in early summer.