2m. 160yds. 11 Declared.
Galway H'cap H'dle of €10,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €6,000.00 2nd - €2,000.00 3rd - €1,000.00 4th - €500.00 5th - €300.00 6th - €200.00
FormscanBy Donal Murphy - The locally-trained GETAWAY MASTER is the suggestion in this open affair. An eye-catcher when a never nearer fourth on his penultimate start at Kilbeggan, the six-year-old since finished a good third when tried over a much longer trip here early last month. Back down in distance now and off a mark of 80, it'll be disappointing if he's not involved towards the business end in a contest of this quality. A runner-up on two of her last three starts, Mullins Cross is given second preference. Turned out again quickly after going down by a length at Gowran on Friday, it'll come as no surprise if she manages to go a place better now. A half-sister to eight-time winner Pakens Rock, Healys Island (first time tongue-strap) is an interesting contender. A solid third on her handicap debut at Kilbeggan last month, she is open to further progress. Top-weight Young Fitzy and John Ryan's Kilashee are other leading hopes.
An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards rated 80-95Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 7lb extra for each hurdle race won.