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Galway 1st August Review

02-August-2018
02-August-2018 8:38
in General
by Admin

Yesterday I wrote about the Maiden Hurdle at 5.10 with regards to the chances of Debuchet, I advised that we keep our hands firmly in our pockets, and thank god we did.

Debutchet obviously did not stay this trip and needs dropping back at least two furlongs now. Such a shame for such a talented horse, he may actually prove to be one of those horses who is "tripless" in that, as talented as he is, and he showed that last night by travelling like the wrath of god for most of the race, he might always find one to good at whatever trip he is faced with. It will be interesting to note where he goes next. He does not strike me as an obvious chasing type but that may be an option down the road. I only hope he finds a trip to suit as he is super talented in his own right. 

As for the rest, well as I thought yesterday, I could not have picked the winner, but was pleased to see Getareason run such a good race, there is something about this horse, his jumping will have to improve and he got caught out after a mistake at the third last but still quickend to finish second. I am going to keep the horse in my tracker, somewhere down the road there is a big win in this horse I am sure.

Well, tho old saying " you can give weight but you cant give distance" never appiled better than to the Galway Plate last night.

We were on Jury Duty for one and a half point win and I am afraid its just a case of being ridden to sleep by the winner, jockeys behind all presuming, in the ground, Carclam would come back to them. Apart from the last 100 yards where he was visibly slowing down, the race was never in any danger from someway out.

Forget the winner with regards to future form, those tactics wont  work again and the horse has had its day in the sun now, the real action to concentrate on was in the places. Jury Duty stays in the tracker, his overall form is too good and once Davy Russell realised the race was getting away from him, roughly two out, he pressed the button and the answer was impressive, quickly passing most in front at the time and powering away with Patricks Park, from the the rest of the field. Patricks Park would not be in the same class as Jury Duty yet and the same comments apply as yesterday, grade Horse in a handicap when it comes to Jury Duty.

The Really interesting horse was Snow Falcon who put in a sloppy round of jumping and at one point on the first circuit, I actually thought he was going to be tailed off and pulled up.

He was still in 10th jumping the last when he made an effort and did very well to finish 4th. Now its fair to say there was an element of running on through beaten horses but if you watch the replay there were still a few trying in the home straight and the horse picked them up through stamina rather than a turn of foot.

A more than decent hurdler in his time, Snow Falcon showed here that he still retains his ability, I have put him in the tracker, noted that this trip will suit or even a bit further, I cant see 3 miles being a problem on that eveidence.

Galway is not the easiest track to ride around, particulary with the 2nd and 3rd last fence plus the the home turn coming up so quickly. I can see Snow Falcon picking up a nice handicap chase at somewhere like Navan or Naas in the Autumn.

 

Pete 

 

 

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