Dermot Weld notched his third win of the 2012 Galway Festival in only the fourth race of the meeting as the 11/1 shot Midnight Music stormed to an impressive two-and-three-quarter length victory in what was a cracking renewal of the Carlton Hotel Galway City Handicap.
Derek Lavery travelled eyecatchingly well into the contest on board the well-backed Clarach, but he was soon in trouble turning for home and it was Midnight Music that found that kick to pull away and land another contest for the master of Rosewell House with the fast-finishing Cry For The Moon bagging second place from Clarach.
17:35 Carlton Hotel Galway City Handicap Result (2m) 1.Midnight Music - J Mangan - D Weld - 11/12.Cry For The Moon - D O'Connor - J Culloty - 16/13.Clarach - D Lavery - A Mullins - 4/1 Fav4.Scots Gaelic - R McNamara - P Flynn - 20/1
carlton.ie/galwaycity Handicap 2011 Result
18:45 carlton.ie Galway City Handicap (2m) 1.Fosters Cross - C Motherway - T Mullins - 10/12.Cry For The Moon - J Carroll - J Culloty - 12/13.Table Mountain - B O'Neill - R Hennessy- 20/14.Eagle's Pass - J Ryan - T O'Mara - 16/15.Bremen - A Duff - P Flynn - 33/119 ran
The Thomas Mullins-trained Fosters Cross stormed to victory in Monday's Blue Riband event, the Galway City Handicap, by four lengths under a brilliant ride from Colin Motherway.Â
Sent to the front early, Fosters Cross kept a steadied gallop throughout and then round the home turn upped the pace and noone could live with the nine-year-old.Â Cry For The Moon got within four lengths of the winner at 12/1, but it was a mere procession from the Mullins raider, who was ultra-impressive
Galway Handicap 2010 Result
19:00 Carlton.ie/galwaycity (q.r.) Handicap (70-100) (2m) 1.Admiral Barry - Mr M Fogarty - E Griffin - 10/12.Mount Helicon - Mr J Carroll - T Hogan - 20/13.Ballyhaunis - Mr P Mullins - W Mullins - 11/24.Star Wood - Mr R Latta - M Fitzgerald - 16/120 Ran
Dermot Weld was on the mark again when his top weighted Ghimaar ran a terrific race to comfortably win the First Day evening feature at Galway. Always handy, Ghimaar tracked the leaders from the very start but showed his true class after jumping the second last.
Second was Evening Rushour, with Mountain Snow staying on for third and Jump For You in fourth.
- 1st Ghimaar, D Weld, R McNamara, 10/1
- 2nd Evening Rushour, A Kinsella, A Duff, 20/1
- 3rd Mountain Snow, W Mullins, K Walsh, 20/1
- 4th Jump For You, H Rogers, C Wotherway, 33/1