Bet Like a Pro – Pick 6

Bet Like a Pro will tell you everything you need to know about the Tote Pick 6 and why it could pay to play.

It is worth noting that to the make the most of your chances at the Pick 6, you need to invest some time. Choosing the best selections can take a little time but remember, playing just a single line offers very little protection and it often pays to make multiple selections to increase your chances of striking it lucky.

(If you don’t want to go through the selection yourself, just choose the Quickpick option and have the horses chosen for you!)

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Galway Tipster – Sunday

Nap of the day – Dream Walker (3.55)

2.15 – Papal Motel – Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle – Each/Way

Papal Motel would not be winning out of turn. His last two starts have been on the Flat and he ran a huge race from a poor draw when third to Andratx and Camlann here on Thursday afternoon. He had earlier finished closer when just losing out at Limerick and on his most recent effort over hurdles was second to Whiskey Sour at Tramore at the beginning of June. That looks good from now and he is chosen ahead of Newstart which was a fair fourth to Pateen here on Monday night. Afatcat would have a chance on his run behind Knockmaole Boy at Limerick a month ago and the likes of Treasure Chest, Lisa’s Legacy, Ten Theatre, Mezajy and Mr Moondance will have their supporters too.

Exacta – 6-9 (Papal Motel/Newstart)

Trifecta – 6-9-1 (Papal Motel/Newstart/Afatcat)

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Galway Tipster – Saturday

Nap of the day – After Rain (3.05)

2.30 – Big Ben – O’Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle – Win

Big Ben has quite an absence to overcome but is certainly an exciting prospect. A winner over ten furlongs at the Curragh in August of last year, he was jumping for the first time when runner-up to his better fancied stable companion Landofhopeandglory at Fairyhouse in November and that looks fair hurdles form. Running for the first time since then, he is chosen ahead of Mountain Rock which finished runner-up to Knockmaole Boy over hurdles at Down Royal in June and has since finished second to Sandymount Duke on the Flat at Leopardstown. Shinghari is running for the second time this week and is over hurdles for the first time but he might not pose the same danger as Aydoun which was a moderate third to the selection’s stable companion Le Richebourg here on Monday and is likely to do better here.

Exacta – 10-5 (Big Ben/Mountain Rock) Trifecta – 10-5-9 (Big Ben/Mountain Rock/Aydoun)

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My Racing Story: Shark Hanlon

Just before winning the Win Big With Tote Hcap at Galway with Magna Cartor  on Wednesday, trainer Shark Hanlon joined us on the blog to tell his racing story.

When you are a neighbour of a star man like I was to Paddy Mullins, you have to develop some interest in horses and growing up so close to Paddy always had me intrigued and eventually I got out of the cattle dealing and went in to training horses and we are happy out there now with the horses.

Paddy used to always tell me “if you judge a bullock, you can judge a horse,” and anything Paddy would say you’d listen to. I went to school with Tony and Tom Mullins but I’d have learnt more off Paddy Mullins than I would in a lifetime at school.  Continue reading “My Racing Story: Shark Hanlon”

Galway Tipster – Friday

Nap of the day – Empress Lyla (7.55)

5.10 – Top Othe Ra – Guinness Handicap Hurdle – Each/Way

Top Othe Ra finally got off the mark at Ballinrobe and is taken to follow up in the competitive contest. He held on to beat the well-fancied Licklighter on that occasion and his earlier run behind Timiyan also reads quite well. Camlann ran three times at the festival last year and was a winner on the final day, and he ran another big race here when second to the well-handicapped Andratx over 12 furlongs yesterday. His previous form also reads very well but it’s not quite as good as Stormey which added to his win at Clonmel in May with a clear-cut success at Bellewstown a month ago. Monarch was the winner of a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan two weeks ago and runs in his first handicap hurdle while one with more experience is Rochdale House which comes here having won at Sligo last time. Zanjabeel (change in going) is a notable early non-runner while, back over hurdles, Light That should also be considered and Golden Spear is yet another to note. Morga ran a huge race to finish fifth behind Tigris River in the big race yesterday but doesn’t run here.

Exacta – 10-8 (Top Othe Ra/Monarch) Trifecta – 10-8-6 (Top Othe Ra/Monarch/Stormey) Continue reading “Galway Tipster – Friday”

Galway Hurdle Day Tipster

Nap of the day – Spruce Meadows (2.50)

1.40 – Tesseract – Guinness Galway Gold Beginners Chase – Win 

Tesseract needs to improve on what he showed at Kilbeggan but that run came on the back of a fall at Limerick and his confidence might just have been restored. No match for Conrad Hastings over a shorter trip than this last time, he did finish in front of this afternoon’s rival Jeannot De Nonant and will do so again if his jumping holds up. Jeannot De Nonant ran a big race when third to Rashaan over hurdles at Cork since and might be the biggest danger ahead of Ballela Boy which was over fences for the first time when a moderate fourth behind Rathvinden at Wexford. He has ground to make up on Fly Rory Fly on that run but he possibly more has scope for improvement. Just Cause was well in front of Silverfort at Limerick and might be the pick of the remainder.

Exacta – 14-8 (Tesseract/Jeannot De Nonant)

Trifecta – 14-8-2 (Tesseract/Jeannot De Nonant/Ballela Boy)

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