Galway results 2011 day 1

Colin Motherway's front-running ride aboard Fosters Cross paid dividends as the Thomas Mullins-trained nine-year-old sauntered to glory in the Galway City Handicap.  Motherway sent the 10/1 shot to the front early on and no challengers got near to him as he won by four lengths.

After two disappointing runners in the opening two races Dermot Weld finally got off the mark in the Claregalwayhotel.ie Maiden as Riviera Poet stormed past the well-backed Learn to bag race three on the opening day of the Galway Festival

The Noel Meade-trained Virgil Earp made all in the opening contest of the Galway Festival the Hotel Meyrick Novice Hurdle as Weld's Sulwaan could only finish third.

Weld had another disappointment in the second race of the day, the salthill.com Handicap Hurdle, which saw 12/1 shot Carlingford Lough take the honours for trainer John Kiely.

Race five saw yet another decent priced winner as Tommy Stack's Good Shot Noreen won the Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap at odds of 7/1, whilst a power-packed ride from Danny Grant helped the Edmond Kent-trained Lovers Peace bag the Galway Bay Hotel Handicap at 11/2.

The final race saw an overdue favourite prevail as Kiely notched a double with Saint Gervais, who stormed to success in the Irelandhotels.com National Hunt Flat Race.

Results

17:05 HotelMeyrick & the ghotel.ie Novice Hurdle (2m) 1.Virgil Earp - P Carberry - N Meade - 9/1 2.Devil's Elbow - M Walsh - T Walsh - 7/1 3.Sulwaan - P Townend - D Weld - 13/8 Fav 9 ran

17:35 salthill.com Handicap Hurdle (2m) 1.Carlingford Lough - M Walsh - J Kiely - 12/1 2.Tajweed - M Bolger - L Comer - 14/1 3.First Trim - D Russell - S Fahey - 14/1 15 ran

18:10 Claregalwayhotel.ie EBF Maiden (7f) 1.Riviera Poet - P Smullen - D Weld - 2/1 2.Learn - C O'Donoghue - A O'Brien - 4/6 Fav 3.Shukhov - K Latham - G Lyons - 25/1 10 ran

18:45 carlton.ie Galway City Handicap (2m) 1.Fosters Cross - C Motherway - T Mullins - 10/1 2.Cry For The Moon - J Carroll - J Culloty - 12/1 3.Table Mountain - B O'Neill - R Hennessy - 20/1 4.Eagle's Pass - J Ryan - T O'Mara - 16/1 5.Bremen - A Duff - P Flynn - 33/1 19 ran

19:15 Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap (7f) 1.Good Shot Noreen - W Lordan - T Stack - 7/1 2.Lake George - R Cleary - J Barrett - 9/1 3.Alpha and Omega - D Grant - P Flynn - 8/1 15 ran

19:45 galwaybayhotel.com Handicap (1m 4f) 1.Lovers Peace - D Grant - E Kent - 11/2 2.Gentleman Duke - R Whelan - A Moore - 10/1 3.Regal Tramp - S James - V Ward - 14/1 9 ran

20:15 irelandhotels.com NH Flat Race (2m) 1.Saint Gervais - D O'Connor - J Kiely - 4/1 Fav 2.Maller Tree - K Harrington - J Harrington - 9/2 3.Gray Hession - B Hayes - J Hanlon - 7/1 15 ran

New posts have just been added
x
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
C30
JOIN NOW
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Bet £10 Get £30
Exclusive Promo Code
30f
JOIN NOW
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
x
Bet £20 & Get £20
Exclusive Promo Code
SPORTS20
JOIN NOW
Select 'Use a promo code' in the drop-down list in the Cashier and enter SPORTS20. Deposit £20 or more. An extra £20 will be credited immediately. The deposit and bonus must be wagered 1x onSports at 1/2 (1.5) odds or higher. General bonus terms apply. This offer expires 31 May 23:59. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.