Tote Galway Plate Day Tipster

Nap of the day – Deans Road (5.35)

3.25 – Castello Sforza – Win Big With Tote Maiden Hurdle – Win

Castello Sforza failed to land a blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Hurdle but can be fancied on his earlier form. He had done well in maiden hurdles behind Runfordave, Joey Sasa and Mossback last winter and a repeat of any of those runs should see him home in front now. His stable companion Minella Beau runs over hurdles for the first time and arrives here after losing out in a bumper to Gagas Horse at Limerick in May. He had beaten that same rival at Cork in April and his most recent effort was disappointing. Silver Concorde is getting on in years and hasn’t run since September of last year. He was second, when a 4/7 favourite, in this race 12 months ago and might
do well to go as close this time around.

Exacta – 2-5 (Castello Sforza/Minella Beau)
Trifecta – 2-5-6 (Castello Sforza/Minella Beau/Silver Concorde) Continue reading “Tote Galway Plate Day Tipster”

Galway Races – Noel Meade Interview

Co. Meath trainer Noel Meade talks to us ahead of this week’s Galway Plate and the chances of former winner Road To Riches.

Road To Riches is down to run in the Galway Plate on Wednesday, what kind of form is he in?

He had a problem last year after he got a very bad fall at Punchestown he came down very heavy and we couldn’t get him looking well or looking right all year, it transpired that he had actually moved his spleen over to the other side of his stomach but we didn’t find that out until the Spring of this year. Since we got that sorted he really has turned inside out and he looks more like what he used to look like in the beginning of his career and he’s been working very well and we have been very happy with him.

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Galway Races – Tuesday Tipster

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Nap of the day – Knockmaole Boy (8.40)

5.20 – Housesofparliament – COLM QUINN BMW Novice Hurdle – Win

Housesofparliament has a near six-month absence to overcome but he should be up to this. A smart stayer on the Flat, he made his debut over hurdles at the Leopardstown Christmas festival and just found the promising Meri Devie too good for him. He returned to the same track to contest the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle in February and ran well for much of the way before fading in the straight to finish a moderate seventh of the eight runners behind Mega Fortune. There is unlikely to be anything of that quality here and the four-year-old is chosen ahead of Cinema De Quartier which improved on his debut over hurdles at Punchestown at the end of May with a runaway success at Kilbeggan five weeks ago. Law Girl was also a winner at the second time of asking over hurdles and the form of her victory over subsequent winner The Birdie Crowe might just be stronger than the form shown by Deor when he scored on his return at Cork in the middle of last month.

Exacta – 5-3 (Housesofparliament/Cinema De Quartier)
Trifecta – 5-3-6 (Housesofparliament/Cinema De Quartier/Law Girl) Continue reading “Galway Races – Tuesday Tipster”

Danny Mullins On The Galway Races

Jumps jockey Danny Mullins looks forward to the beginning of this year’s Galway Festival.

There are just two National Hunt races today and I have just the one ride, in the second race, Newstory for Brian Ellison. I don’t know a whole lot about the horse but I’ve been studying the form and he’s a horse to take note of as Brian is a very good trainer. His overall form is good but the big question is if he can handle the track and the ground. Hopefully he’ll take to the track and the ground won’t be an issue. I think he could be well handicapped and I’m looking forward to riding him. Continue reading “Danny Mullins On The Galway Races”

Galway Races – Monday Tipster

Nap of the day – Benkei (Each/Way) – 7.40

5.20 – Twobeelucky – Galwaybayhotel.com & Radissonhotelgalway.com Novice Hurdle – Win

A fascinating opening race to the 2017 festival and Twobeelucky is taken to add to his victories at Roscommon and Bellewstown. He couldn’t have been an easier winner on both occasions and there is certainly more improvement in him. Although in receipt of 6lbs on the day, Le Richebourg possibly achieved more with his defeat of Timi Roli at Killarney where he was well on top at the finish. He had won in grand style at the same track in May and rates as a huge danger to the selection. A third dual hurdles winner in the field is Nessun Dorma which arrives here after wins at Kilbeggan and Gowran Park. Aydoun is surely up against it on his jumping debut. He was a classy sort on the Flat but the form of his stable is certainly questionable.

Exacta – 3-1 (Twobeelucky/Le Richebourg)

Trifecta – 3-1-2 (Twobeelucky/Le Richebourg/Nessun Dorma) Continue reading “Galway Races – Monday Tipster”

My Racing Story: Jody McGarvey

One man’s misfortune can often be another man’s gain and with both Barry Geraghty and Mark Walsh out through injury recently, I’ve been lucky enough to get a lot of opportunities for JP McManus and things have been going great.

My week would consist of riding out in Christy Roche’s two days a week, spending a few morning’s in Joseph O’Brien’s and then meeting different trainers with horses for Mr McManus on the Curragh so things have been going great, thank God.  Continue reading “My Racing Story: Jody McGarvey”

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