Galway

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018

GOING: Soft

The Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase (Grade 3)

  • Race Time: 4:24.9
  • Off Time: 14:15
  • 2m 2f 54yds
  • 8 ran

The Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase of EUR50,000 (Grade 3) (Registered as the Ballybrit) (Generously sponsored by Guinness) Of which the second will receive EUR10,000, the third EUR5,000, the fourth EUR2,500, the fifth EUR1,500 and the sixth EUR1,000

  • Tote Jackpot: €5434.00
  • Tote Placepot: €282.00
  • Tote Exacta: (6/3) €53.60
  • Tote Trifecta: (6/3/4) €223.90
  • 6YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Manduro (GER) - Rayyana
  • 11 - 1
  • TOTE Win: €7.00
  • Place: €1.80
  • SP: 6/1

mid-division, 6th halfway, headway approaching 2 out, ridden in 2nd 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead close home

2nd

½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Mahler (GB) - Merry Heart
  • 11 - 5
  • Place: €2.20
  • SP: 9/1

soon led, ran freely, joined before 5 out and led again 3 out, pushed along after last and ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed close home

3rd

5½ lengths

  • 8YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Robin des Pres (FR) - Omyn Supreme
  • Rating: 141
  • 11 - 5
  • Place: €1.50
  • SP: 9/2 2Fav

rear of mid-division, slight mistake 5th, headway approaching 2 out, ridden over 1f out and no impression in 3rd final 100 yards

4th

2¾ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Marju - Celestial Dream
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 40/1

chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, pushed along and dropped to 5th early run-in, ridden over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace

5th

Short Head

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Early March (GB) - Mirquille (FR)
  • Rating: 147
  • 11 - 8
  • SP: 6/5 Fav

mid-division, headway 3 out and went 2nd after next, pushed along entering straight and ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

6th

17 lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • F
  • Darsi (FR) - Screaming Witness
  • 10 - 8
  • SP: 20/1

towards rear, mistake 1st, some headway after 7th and slight mistake next, no impression in 6th approaching 2 out, no extra run-in

7th

45 Lengths

  • 6YO
  • CH
  • F
  • Flemensfirth (USA) - Howyakeepan
  • 10 - 8
  • SP: 8/1

always towards rear, never a factor, stumbled badly on landing 1st and mistake 3rd, pushed along after 4 out and mistake next, soon no extra, tailed off

8th

99+ Lengths

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Saint Des Saints (FR) - Jeapano (FR)
  • Rating: 125
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 33/1

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to dispute lead before 5 out, headed 3 out, lost place after next and mistake last, soon weakened, eased, completely tailed off

  • 7YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Martaline (GB) - Hembra (FR)
  • Rating: 136
  • 11 - 5
  • SP: 10/1

chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 4th halfway, fell 7th

2017: Rathvinden 9 11-1, P. Townend, W.P. Mullins 7/2 CoFav

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