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5:00 Galway (IRE) 6 Aug 2017

Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase

(4yo+) (2m2f54yds) 2m2f Soft 12 fences
1st €19,987.50 2nd €6,175 3rd €2,925 4th €1,300 5th €487.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1011 t1 136 131 146
b g Echo Of Light - Lily Beth (IRE) (Desert King)
Chased leaders in 4th on inner, closer in 3rd at 7th, led 3 out and pushed clear home turn, ridden out to maintain advantage closing stages (op 10/1)
2  4
9 106 133 124 139
br g Spadoun (FR) - Little Well Lady (IRE) (Alderbrook)
Raced in mid-division, closer 3 out, pressed leader in 2nd 2 out, not quicken with winner home turn, kept on same pace in straight in clear 2nd (op 9/1)
3  16 [20]
7 115 142 115 132
ch g Alhaarth (IRE) - Competa (Hernando)
Pressed leaders when pecked badly 1st, chased leaders in 5th, closer to press leaders in 3rd at 4th, no impression on leading pair after last, soon one pace in 3rd (op 9/2)
4  [26½]
10 1013 t 133 99 117
b g Balakheri (IRE) - Echo Queen (IRE) (Luso)
Tracked leader in 2nd until led 6th, headed 5 out, no impression in 5th when mistake last, kept on one pace into moderate 4th run-in
5  hd [26¾]
9 913 p 119 84 102
b g Bachelor Duke (USA) - Housekeeping (Dansili)
Towards rear when not fluent 1st, closer on inner with a circuit to race, went 4th at last, soon no impression, plugged on one pace and dropped to 5th closing stages (jockey said gelding suffered interference)
6  [29¼]
8 112 136 98 117
bb g Early March - Cochinchine (IRE) (Namaqualand)
Held up, closer to chase leaders at 5th, left 6th when slightly hampered 2 out, not fluent last and soon no extra (jockey said gelding stumbled after the last)
7  23 [52¼]
9 104 124 60 82
b g Blueprint (IRE) - Longueville Quest (IRE) (Witness Box)
Raced towards rear, ridden after 3 out and no impression before next (op 14/1)
8  2 [54¼]
7 913 119 52 75
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Smiling Away (IRE) (Phardante)
Not fluent 1st and soon detached in rear, closer with a circuit to race, no threat after 3 out, lame (vet said gelding was slightly lame post race. jockey said gelding jumped poorly and never travelled) (op 7/4)
6 111 135
b g Laveron - Coralisse Royale (FR) (Tip Moss)
Soon led, headed approaching 4th and dropped to mid-division, in rear before 2 out and pulled up before last (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
8 1012 t 132
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Thimble Royale (IRE) (Bob Back)
Tracked leaders in 3rd until led narrowly at 4th until headed 6th, led again 5 out until headed 3 out, tracked leaders in 4th when bad mistake and unseated rider 2 out (op 8/1)
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