Galway results 2011 day 3
Blazing Tempo won a spectacular renewal of the Galway Plate under a precision ride from Paul Townend, to hand trainer Willie Mullins his first winner in the race.
Wise Old Owl was a gallant second, but the seven-year-old managed to reel the long time leader in in the closing stages to win at 5/1 favourite.
Meanwhile, Dermot Weld continued his dominance at Ballybrit on day three with an excellent hat-trick. The master of Roswell saddled the opening winner Galileo's Choice, who by a neck in the Tote Pick Six Maiden Hurdle and Maunsells Duke, who comfortably bagged the Tote Daily Double Handicap. He then wrapped up proceedings with the short-priced Font of Wisdom, who breezed to glory in the Tote Irish Racing Maiden.
Royal Reveille was an emphatic winner of the Tote Phone Bet Handicap Hurdle as he trounced his rivals by seven lengths, whilst Gala Dancer proved an even easier winner on day three as he stormed to a 10 length success in the Tote Jackpot Handicap Hurdle.
Denis Cullen's Catch The Moment was a shock winner of the Tote Trifecta Maiden as he led his rivals a merry dance to win at 25/1, whilst Andy Oliver's Dodging Bullets was a clear winner of race seven, the Toteracingclub Handicap as he beat clear favourite Spirit of Cuba by two-and-a-half lengths.
15:00 Tote Pick Six Maiden Hurdle (2m) 1.Galileo's Choice - R McNamara - D Weld - 4/6 Fav 2.Drumfire - B Geraghty - E Griffin - 4/1 3.Dingaling - AP McCoy - M Hourigan - 6/1 11 ran
15:35 Tote Phone Bet Handicap Hurdle (2m 4f) 1.Royal Reveille - M Walsh - T Walsh - 11/2 JF 2.Magical Memoir - M Bolger - J Harrington - 16/1 3.The Lady Granuaile - A Crowe - P Gavin - 8/1 4.Wise Oscar - B Cash - A Wyse - 20/1 19 ran
16:10 Tote Jackpot Handicap Hurdle (3m) 1.Gala Dancer - M Doran - P Nolan - 12/1 2.Corrick Bridge - B Geraghty - A Martin - 12/1 3.King Ali - T Kelly - P Kelly - 10/1 4.Compton Court - P Enright - J Walsh - 25/1 20 ran
16:45 Tote Trifecta Maiden (1m 4f) 1.Catch The Moment - B O'Neill - D Cullen - 25/1 2.Paddy The Celeb - P McMahon - M Halford - 12/1 3.Mutasharef - M O'Connor - D Weld - 7/4 Fav 12 ran
17:25 Galway Plate (2m 6f) 1.Blazing Tempo - P Townend - W Mullins - 5/1 Fav 2.Wise Old Owl - M Walsh - J Kiely - 13/2 3.Aigle D'Or - A Tinkler - N Henderson - 25/1 4.Hampshire Express - D Condon - W Mullins - 25/1 5.Scotsirish - D Russell - W Mullins - 25/1 22 ran
18:00 Tote Daily Double Handicap (1m 100y) 1.Maunsells Duke - P Smullen - D Weld - 11/2 2.Hot Sand - P Shanahan - G O'Leary - 20/1 3.Solar Sail - S Foley - J McConnell - 14/1 4.Badger or Bust - C Hoban - S Cox - 9/1 17 ran
18:35 Toteracingclub Handicap (1m 100y) 1.Dodging Bullets - B Curtis - A Oliver - 5/1 2.Spirit of Cuba - S James - K Prendergast - 7/4 Fav 3.A Word Apart - P Smullen - D Weld - 13/2 9 ran
19:10 Tote Irish Racing Maiden (1m 100y) 1.Font of Wisdom - P Smullen - D Weld - 3/10 Fav 2.Jolie Jioconde - W Lordan - E Lynam - 9/2 3.Dame Shanakill - F Berry - J Harrington - 12/1 8 ran