Galway results 2011 day 7
Dermot Weld smashed his own personal milestone at the 2011 Galway Festival by training a staggering 17 winners of the week long extravaganza.
The Rosewell juggernaut just kept on storming along and when Comedic Art won the penultimate race of the final day Weld had bagged an unprecedent 17th victory and set a record that even the great man himself will struggle to emulate.
The day had started on a bad note for punters as 33/1 outsider Venture Lazarus bagged the opening contest the Galway Bay Fm Beginners Chase. The winners becoming equally tough to find as the meeting progressed as Bobby John emphatically took the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at 13/2 and Clarach was a clear-cut winner of the Easyfix Handicap Hurdle.
Truckers Delight was the first favourite to win on Sunday as he won the Connacht Tribune Handicap Chase and whilst Much Acclaimed won the next contest, the Galway Races Handicap at 7/1, the festival would end with some winning favourites.
14:20 Galway Bay Fm Beginners Chase (2m 1f) 1. Venture Lazarus - J R Barry - D Ryan- 33/1 2.Native Palm - M J Bolger - Mrs J Harrington- 7/1 3.Regal D'Estruval - T Doyle - J Culloty 7/2Fav 12 Ran
14:50 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (2m2f) 1.Bobby John - D Bates - F Flood 13/2 2.Heavenly Bound - S E Butler - S Fahey 12/1 3.Benefitthewest - E O'Connell - D Kelly 10/1 4. Muzak - R T Dunne - J Monroe 16/1 17 Ran
15:25 Easyfix Handicap Hurdle (88-116) (2m 2f) 1. Clarach - D E Mullins - A Mullins 8/1 2. Benefit Of Porter - B J Geraghty - P Sinnott 7/1 3. One For Joules - Mr B Hayes - J Hanlon 7/1 14 ran
15:55 Elizabeth Kenneally Memorial Handicap (50-75) (7f) 1. Independent Girl - D Benson - Ms J Morgan 11/1 2. Badger Or Bust - D M Grant - S Cox 6/1 3. Ultra Cool - G F Carroll - A McGuinness 10/1 15 ran
16:25 Connacht Tribune Handicap Chase (2m 1f) 1. Truckers Delight - C O'Farrell - J Hanlon 3/1Fav 2. Northern Bay - E O'Connell - E Griffin 11/1 3. Scotsirish - P Townend - W Mullins 11/2 13 ran
16:55 Galwayraces.com Handicap (55-80) (1m 4f) 1. Much Acclaimed - A P Thornton - J Morrison 7/1 2.Lovers Peace - D M Grant - E Kent 11/4Fav 3.Regal Tramp - S H James - V Ward 7/1 13 ran
17:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.b.f. Fillies Maiden (1m 4f) 1.Comedic Art - L Roche - D Weld 13/8Fav 2. Landenstown Lady - D J Condon - J Halley 20/1 3. Jazz Girl - G F Carroll - A Oliver 7/2 8 ran
17:55 Memorial (pro/am) Flat Race (2m) 1. Blossom Gate - Mr R A Latta - J Kiely 6/4Fav 2. Bless N'Ject - Mr P W Mullins - W Mullins 13/2 3. Sallyanka - Mr M P Fogarty - E Griffin 14/1 8 ran