Today's racecards

Wexford

  • 15:55 M.W. Hickey Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.20s
  • Off time: 15:55:25
15:55 Wexford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alf Wright (IRE) 6/1
2nd Code Of The West (IRE) 12/1
3rd Banna Man (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 65P-048 DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Oak (FR) 7
Nag me
8 11-12 L P Cusack D E Splaine (5) 123 16/117.00
2 28-0470 DARK GREEN, white striped sleeves, white cap, dark green spots Nakajima Nate (IRE) 29
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8 11-12 Miss S J Harty M Darcy 123 7/18.00
3 409603 DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Schelm (GER) 18
Nag me
10 11-12 R O'Leary D J Casey 123 14/115.00
4 421-259 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Galloping Gander (IRE) 7
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6 11-9 t J F O'Shea S G McDermott 120 11/112.00
6 0/324-20 RED, black spots, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Willies Girl (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 Dermot Day S W Flanagan 118 12/113.00
7 13235-9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Code Of The West (IRE) 86
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7 11-6 p C Roche J S McGarvey (7) 117 12/113.00
8 P72U50 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Banna Man (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-5 t T J O'Mara P T Enright 116 25/126.00
9 7428-22 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Good Decision (IRE) 152
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-5 C Roche M P Walsh 116 5/16.00
11 909-075 WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap Vital Plot (USA) 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 t S Weld I J McCarthy (3) 116 20/121.00
12 P-17F68 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Glenstar (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 t J P Ryan I J Power 114 20/121.00
13 61-4031 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 109
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 b Miss B A K Murphy P Townend 112 3/14.00
14 5491PP WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Alf Wright (IRE) 36
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6 10-11 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 108 6/17.00
15 00P92P RED, yellow panel & sleeves, yellow & red quartered cap Bachelor Affair 3
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10 10-10 Gerard Mullins T P Treacy 107 9/110.00
16 7/90P38 ROYAL BLUE, large white spots, striped sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Urban Gale (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 94 16/117.00
18 77/157-F BROWN, yellow sash, yellow cap with brown star Moi Desire (IRE) 51
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-10 t1 P T Flavin Reserve 3 (7) 89 20/121.00
Non runners
5U70054Any Bets (IRE)811-7O McKiernanS J Crimin118
1012P347-Rubert (IRE)911-5D CullenD J Condon116
1746P86-3Turtle Gale (IRE)99-11P C O'ConnorReserve 294

Verdict

Christy Roche won this last year with the favourite so Code Of The West is respected as he has been very consistent and will have needed his latest run in August. However, the stable is also represented by Good Decision, who looks the main hope as he was in very good form on quick ground when last seen in May and generally goes well fresh. COOLHARBOUR BREEZE ran very well when a close third here in June on fast going and returned a month later to score comfortably over the C&D on ground with some give. The assessor has taken no chances with a 7lb rise but Paul Townend is a positive booking and a follow-up is on the cards. Galloping Gander has more scope than most of these and he's likely to have needed his latest run after a break. He's definitely one to keep on the right side.