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Galway Festival tips: Eamonn Hames’ top betting preview for Friday’s racing

Galway Festival tips: Eamonn Hames’ top betting preview for Friday’s racing


A aggressive maiden to kick issues off and maybe at this time is the day that CORAL BEACH lastly consents to place all of it in.

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Aidan O’Brien’s filly is clearly gifted, however operating over dash journeys has not suited her and she or he has thrown away many alternatives by getting going far too late.

The additional furlong she will get right here ought to assist to offset that and she or he ought to get the run of the race from stall two ought to she need it.

Dermot Weld’s Zuenoon formed properly on debut at Limerick and will enhance considerably for the expertise.

Joseph O’Brien runs two and one of the best of his might be Cosmic Horizon after a promising debut at Bellewstown.

The remaining look pretty atypical aside from the skilled Arabic Channel, whose yard has been in nice type this week.


A modest handicap that would go to HASIMIYYA if she places all of it collectively on her first foray into handicapping.

Dermot Weld’s filly was somewhat out of her depth in Listed firm final time, however this low grade handicap is way extra lifelike.

Sean Davis’ declare sees her drop one other 7lb within the weights and that makes this superbly bred Aga Khan filly the one to beat.

Stall 13 is a damaging, however she might win this simply given how properly handled she might be.

Scorpion Black is the Weld yard’s first string on jockey bookings, however he has had loads of possibilities already and has but to ship.

This can be a drop in school for him too although, so he might be the one which places it as much as his stablemate.

Gizi Gazelle bolted up at Tipperary, Cache Queen is on a roll and Karannelle might be a lot better than her opening mark.

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THIS appears to have been laid on a plate for LURE OF THE SEA.

Dermot Weld holds this Sea The Stars filly in excessive regard and all the things seems to be good for a daring bid.

She ran properly regardless of operating inexperienced behind a horse who ran within the Irish Oaks — a degree that’s head and shoulders above something that runs right here.

Shes Gold completed robust when getting the message late on at Killarney and She Received Quick is fascinating within the first time headgear, however the primary hazard could also be Joseph O’Brien’s Cascabel if she steps ahead as anticipated from her debut at Killarney.

She completed 12 lengths behind the reopposing Queen Iseult, however ought to shut the hole now she’s acquired her first racecourse expertise out of the best way.

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TRAINER Willie Mullins has gained this twice within the final three years and he as soon as once more has a strong hand. All 4 of his have main claims on this beneficial Premier Handicap, however I’m ready to look away from the apparent and chase a little bit of worth with JAMES COOK.

The Ballydoyle colt has did not fulfil the potential of his two-year-old days in Derby trials this season, however he is an effective horse on his day and greater than ok to win an enormous pot like this.

He may need been aggressive on the Curragh final time if not for being badly hampered and he could make amends right here underneath the tactically astute Seamie Heffernan.

Limini seems to be one of the best of the Mullins battalion after her second right here on Monday.

Gustavus Vassa, Regulation Woman and Nessun Dorma all have their plus sides, however the drop again to this type of journey ought to actually go well with Limini.

Mawaany appears to be in simply nearly as good type as he was when second on this final yr, however this seems a stronger renewal and he might wrestle to put.

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A poor turnout for this type of race and it will be an enormous shock if WICKLOW BRAVE doesn’t do the enterprise.

He’s not the pressure of previous, however don’t overlook that he gained an Irish St Leger in 2016 and was Champion Hurdle class in his pomp over the sticks.

Solely dangerous luck can cease him from profitable this as a result of he ought to be profitable it by double digits in a canter.

It’s troublesome to see which of his rivals might increase their recreation sufficient to make him work, however Morga has all the time been a sensible mare and she or he won’t lack for health on her first begin since her fifth in final yr’s Galway Hurdle.


A robust renewal of the Galway Blazers that may go the best way of KILLARO BOY if he brings his greatest.

Adrian Murray’s nine-year-old has but to seek out his type over fences this season, however there isn’t any doubt that he may be aggressive off this mark and particularly with Barry Browne taking off a invaluable 5lb.

His Fairyhouse win final season marked him down as one to observe in all the large handicaps and he can get his profession again on monitor by profitable this in fashion.

A Rated and Street To Riches have been unfortunate to overlook out on operating within the Plate this yr they usually have apparent possibilities on this barely simpler grade.

Vieux Morvan is fascinating on his Leopardstown type, Snugsborough Benny is nicely handled if leaping sharper and Riviera Solar is just 5lb greater than when profitable this final yr.

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IT was unlucky that ON THE GO AGAIN missed the minimize for the Galway Hurdle and he can reap the rewards of dropping in grade to run right here as an alternative.

Michael Mulvany’s five-year-old has been stored to the Flat to protect his hurdles mark for this week and what a hit that has been.

He started by hacking up within the Lincoln at Naas and adopted it up by profitable a Listed race at Leopardstown.

He might have a good bit in hand on this return to timber and he goes nicely in any floor, so circumstances won’t be a hassle to him.

Top-weight Dr Mikey has a bit to show off his present mark, however he’s robust and can give this a great go from the entrance.

Course and distance winner Top Othe Ra has but to run a nasty race right here, Political Coverage makes his handicap debut and Dixie Lee have to be revered with jockey Mark Enright driving out of his pores and skin at this yr’s Galway Festival.