It’s another day devoted to Galway for us as we send 7 horses to Ballybrit.
We kick things off in the very first race with STAR MAKER in the Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle. He wasn’t happy last time at Bellewstown. Hopefully today can be a different story and normal service can resume. Davy Russell will ride.
Next we switch to the flat and LONGCLAW makes an appearance in the James’s Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden over 7f. He was taken by proceedings on his debut but made up ground late on. He’s here for another crack at it and Billy Lee rides.
For the Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeple Chase we send four horses forward. At the top of the weights is MILL QUEST who has struggled a little bit as of late but the drop in trip should aid her and Keith Donoghue takes the ride. SWINGBRIDGE weakened back through the field in the Midlands National last time out but will also be taking a drop in trip. Mark Enright will take the ride. The old warrior NED STARK who ran a very big race at Kilbeggan to finish 4th is the pick of Davy Russell. Lastly CECIL CORBETT rounds off our runners for this race. He’s won off this weight in the past and is a real trier. Dennis O’Regan will be the pilot.
Finally our last runner for the day is IS FANTASTIC, hopefully this daughter of Arcano can live up to her name. She finished 7th on her debut at Fairyhouse last month over 7f and should appreciate the step up in trip to 1m4f in the Guinness Irish EBF Fillies Maiden. Chris Hayes is on board.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.