Galway Handicap Hurdle

16:45 Galway Handicap Hurdle 2017 (2m)

Galway Handicap Hurdle

Dan Skelton's Superb Story was a fine winner of the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March, and the progressive hurdler will aim for another big-race crown at the Galway Festival and is the leading contender for the competitive-looking Galway Handicap Hurdle.

However, it's sure to be a hugely difficult race for punters once again and Clondaw Warrior and the top-weighted Bamako Moriviere will be a brace of lively challengers for Willie Mullins, with last year's winner Quick Jack aiming to land impressive back-to-back wins in the valuable prize on Thursday afternoon.

Tony Martin's Pyromaniac has been hitting the headlines of late, but is able to take his chance, while the likes of Moon Over Germany, Modem and Rock the World add more depth to what should be a top class renewal of one of the features of the seven-day extravaganza.

16:45 Galway Handicap Hurdle
1. Clondaw Warrior - R Walsh - W Mullins 9/2 Fav
2. Hidden Cyclone - D Mullins - J Hanlon 25/1
3. Princely Conn - R Blackmore (5) - T Mullins 16/1
4. Modem - M Bolger - J Harrington 25/1
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2016 Racecard

2015 Result

16:45 Galway Handicap Hurdle Result
1. Quick Jack - D O'Regan - A Martin 9/2
2. Max Dynamite - D Mullins - W Mullins 10/1
3. Ted Veale - S Shortall - A Martin 16/1
4. Hidden Cyclone - B Hayes - J Hanlon 6/1
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2014 Result

16:55 Galway Handicap Hurdle Result (2m)
1. Thomas Edison - AP McCoy - A Martin 7/2 Fav
2. Bayan - D Condon - G Elliott 6/1
3. The Game Changer - K Sexton (5) - C Swan 12/1
4. Hisaabaat - J Burke (5) - D Weld 9/1
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2013 Result

16:55 Galway Handicap Hurdle Result (2m)
1. Missunited - R Power - M Winters 7/1
2. Flaxen Flare - D Condon - G Elliott 11/1
3. Make Your Mark - D Russell - W Mullins 16/1
4. Drive Time - P Townend - W Mullins 20/1
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Galway Hurdle 2011 Result

Moon Dice stormed to glory in the Galway Handicap Hurdle beating long time leader Fosters Cross.  First and second from the start, Fosters Cross tried to replicate his lead-all-the-way tactics from Monday and it appeared he had the rest of the pack on the stretch with three furlongs to go.

However, Tom Doyle was always in Fosters Cross slipstream aboard Moon Dice and the Paul Flynn-trained six-year-old propelled himself to the front round the home turn and duly pulled away from his rivals to win by four-and-a-half lengths.

Short-priced favourite The Real Article managed to stay on to fourth place, but never got near the winner, who was an impressive 20/1 winner.

16:50 Galway Handicap Hurdle (2m)
1.Moon Dice - T Doyle - P Flynn - 20/1
2.Fosters Cross - D Russell - T Mullins - 12/1
3.Dirar - B Geraghty - G Elliott - 7/1
4.The Real Article - P Mangan - E O'Grady - 3/1 Fav
5.Princeton Plains - A Crowe - E Harty - 16/1
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Galway Handicap Hurdle 2010 Result

Donald McCain's Overturn produced a superb front-running performance to land the 2010 Galway Handicap Hurdle, as his rivals could never get near the dual-purpose performer who was an impressive five-and-a-half length winner of the contest.

Sent to the front early by Graham Lee, he never looked in danger as he jumped impeccably and whilst his rivals in behind struggled to pick him up, Lee duly sent him clear of Bahrain Storm and Dirar to land the honours and bag the victory for the British.

16:50 Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (grade A) (2m)
1.Overturn - G Lee - D McCain Jnr - 6/1
2.Bahrain Storm - J Barry - P Flynn - 8/1
3.Dirar - B Geraghty - G Elliott - 4/1f
4.Slieveardagh - P Mangan - E O'Grady - 9/1
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2009 Result

20/1 outsider Bahrain Storm stole a march on the field to win the Galway Hurdle by a huge six lengths from hot favourite, Deutschland. Always there or thereabout Bahrain Storm went clear after the second last and never looked back as the rest of the field struggled to find space. In the event a bad fall at the last put paid to any place chances to several, but did not affect the winner's gallop to the line.

It appeared to some that Ruby Walsh riding Deutschland left it too late to mount a serious challenge but when he did breal free came with a tremendous run to claim second place well clear of the tird horse, Lucky Wish. Fourth was the Tony Martin trained, Northern Alliance.

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