Review galway 29th Oct

Sun 29th Oct 2017, 18:20

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Kylecrue helped John Ryan to a double at Galway when landing the Faber Audiovisuals Handicap Hurdle.

Out of his depth in a Gowran Grade Two last month, the 10-year-old relished the drop in class and made all to spring a surprise at 12-1.

Prospectus, the 7-4 favourite, laid down a challenge on the run in but never looked like getting there and was held by a length and a half at the line.

Ryan had already got on the scoresheet as Hard Bought ran out a gutsy winner of the Renvyle House Hotel Handicap Chase.

They were queueing up in behind as the 9-1 chance led them into the home straight but he kept on finding for Phillip Enright and saw them all off to record a length verdict over First To Boogie.

That completed a double for Enright who helped Midnight Stroll (11-2) open his account in the Tattersalls Ireland Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle.

Robert Tyner's inmate travelled smoothly to challenge long-time leader Allardyce at the last before going past and keeping on well to cross the line a length and three-quarters clear of Cosmo's Moon.

Calino D'airy completed a quick-fire double when making all in the SANSERV Rated Novice Chase.

A winner over this course and distance 19 days ago, Henry de Bromhead's charge put in a lovely round of jumping and saw off the challenge of Don't Tell No One to just justify 6-4 favouritism with two and three-quarter lengths to spare.

There was a tragic end to the Corrib Oil Maiden Hurdle as Lucky Pass (4-7fav) sustained a fatal injury after passing the post in front.

Gordon Elliott's six-year-old made light of a 670-day absence to cruise home three and three-quarter lengths clear of Laverteen, only collapse after suffering a shoulder injury soon after crossing the line.

Crack On Corrie (12-1) battled back to take the swordsecurity.com Handicap Hurdle by two and a half lengths from Grandma Dotty, while the galwayraces.com (Pro/Am) Flat Race saw Peter Fahey's Gallagher's Cross (7-4j) gallop six and a half lengths clear of Monstrosity for an impressive success.

Protests cause Saint-Cloud abandonment

Racing at Saint-Cloud on Sunday was abandoned following a protest by a group representing trainers, owners and breeders.

THE IRISH TIMES