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  • 16:15 Arthur Guinness Projects Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • €23,500 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,116 4th €705
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 37.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:42

Full result

16:15 Galway Result 1st August 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Bally Longford (IRE) 11-6 A E Lynch W P Mullins 5 11/10f
Led at very slow pace early, headed after 1st, soon moderate 2nd, closed 6 out, disputed before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden after last and kept on, strongly pressed close home opened 11/8 touched 11/8
2nd ½ Our Man Zebo (IRE) 11-9 B J Geraghty M Hourigan 6 7/4
Settled moderate 4th, closer 6 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last, kept on run-in to press winner close home opened 7/4 touched 2/1
3rd Nevskij (IRE) 11-2 M J Ferris Paul O'Flynn 8 12/1
Mistake 1st, led after 1st, soon clear, slight mistake 6 out and reduced advantage, disputed before 2 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th 7 Butney Rock 11-2 R Walsh C A McBratney 6 13/2
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, kept on one pace into moderate 4th run-in opened 7/1 touched 7/1
5th Aranhill Chief (IRE) 11-6 R T Dunne (3) S J Mahon 6 8/1
Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer 6 out, ridden 2 out, no extra entering straight opened 8/1 touched 9/1
6th 43 Araglen Lad (IRE) 11-2 R C Colgan J J Lambe 7 50/1
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, weakened and tailed off opened 33/1 touched 50/1
NR Benemeade (IRE) 11-9 D J Condon N Meade 5
NR The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 11-2 D R Fox (5) Mrs H Lee 5
NR Cailin Annamh (IRE) 10-13 A P McCoy Mrs J Harrington 5
NR Megan's Vic (IRE) 10-9 B F Cawley (7) Mrs H Lee 5

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £2.10 Tote Place: £1.50,1.40
Straight Forecast: £3.72 Exacta: £3.10

Placepot: €19.60, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

Willie Mullins: "His jumping is a big asset and he is improving and getting stronger all the time. He'll keep to the novice hurdle route."