THE Galway Festival continues on Wednesday with a seven-race card.
We’ve got all the racecards and results for the meeting right here for you.
Race 1 5.10pm – Win Big With Tote Maiden Hurdle (2m5f)
RESULT: 1st – City Island 8/1 2nd – Getareason 9/2 3rd – Debuchet 9/10
Race 2 5.40pm – thetote.com Handicap Hurdle (2m5f)
RESULT: 1st – Black Key 10/1 2nd – Mill Quest 16/1 3rd – Dawn Raider 12/1 4th – Dorans River 20/1
Race 3 6.10pm – Tote Irish EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle (2m1/2f)
RESULT: 1st – Rovetta 33/1 2nd – Lakemilan 14/1 3rd – Clementina 16/1 4th – Timetoget 9/1
Race 4 6.45pm – Win Big With Tote (Q.R) Maiden (1m4f)
A competitive maiden and I think Willie Mullins can land back-to-back renewals with DIAMOND HILL. She is a useful mare in bumpers, but often spoils her chances by racing too keenly. Tonight’s drop back in trip will help and if they go a decent clip that will suit her — she will be finishing well and I am sure she has the pace needed for this shorter trip.
TIP: DIAMOND HILL
9/4 National Wealth, 5/2 Crecerelle, 4/1 Diamond Hill, 8/1 House Call, 12/1 Charlie Stout, 14/1 May Peace Prevail, 16/1 Ballycaines, 20/1 Born By The Sea, 25/1 Rising, 33/1 Racing Again, Rock Breaker, Toursoun, 50/1 Carol’s Return, Dawn Arrival, Earl Of Bunnacurry, 66/1 Aprils Joy, Ballycastle Lad, Flying Mary.
Race 5 7.20pm – thetote.com Galway Plate (2m61/2f)
TRAINER Gordon Elliott has four entries and the best of his could be DE PLOTTING SHED. The eight-year-old has always shown plenty of ability, but breathing problems have held him back and he comes into this on a long losing run dating back to 2016.
He has a lovely racing weight if anywhere near his best though and a reproduction of his second here on chase debut behind Gold Cup hope Presenting Percy would give him strong claims.
His hurdles form is classy, he has a high cruising speed and course form can be a huge factor — especially if the weather takes a turn for the worst. He has always given the impression that he has a big pot in him over fences and today looks as good a chance as he’ll ever have with Jack Kennedy taking the ride.
TIP: DE PLOTTING SHED
8/1 Slowmotion, Tully East, 10/1 Peregrine Run, 11/1 Drumcliff, 12/1 Calino D’airy, Jury Duty, Koshari, Sub Lieutenant, 14/1 De Plotting Shed, Kitten Rock, 16/1 Snow Falcon, 20/1 Conrad Hastings, Neverushacon, Rock The World, Saturnas, Valseur Lido, 25/1 Haymount, 33/1 Alelchi Inois, Ballycasey, Clarcam, Devils Bride, Lord Scoundrel.
Race 6 8.00pm – thetote.com Handicap (1m1/2f)
I’ve convinced myself that EL GRECO is a Stakes class performer and if that is true then he should be winning this off a mark of 91. Aidan O’Brien’s Galileo colt went a bit too quick at Killarney last time, but still managed to find extra to win a shade snugly.
Stall nine is not ideal, but if Donnacha O’Brien can get the fractions right then he should have plenty to offer up the home straight.
TIP: EL GRECO
7/2 El Greco, 6/1 Espere, 8/1 My Silver Nails, 10/1 Beach Wedding, Spiorad Saoirse, 12/1 Pretty Boy Floyd, Shifted Strategy, Wentwood, 14/1 Future Proof, Hypnotic Force, Monkeylou, Mr Top Hat, 16/1 Beckwith Place, Rawaan, 25/1 Big Bad Sal, Spanish Soprano.
Race 7 8.30pm – Win Big With Tote Handicap (2m1/2f)
IT was hard not to be impressed with the way SLIPPERY SERPENT moved through the race at Leopardstown and an opening mark of 78 is more than fair. Billy Lee takes over from a 7lb claimer and a bold run is surely on the cards for Ed O’Grady’s seven-year-old.
TIP: SLIPPERY SERPENT
9/2 Bronagh’s Belle, 5/1 Dalton Highway, 11/2 She’s A Star, 8/1 Slippery Serpent, Waterville Dancer, 10/1 Party Playboy, 12/1 Nearly Famous, Water Sprite, 14/1 Great Trango, Hollow Tree, Mr Everest, 16/1 Boom Or Bush, Falak, Far Reach, Magna Cartor, 20/1 Rock On Dandy, 25/1 Hernandoshideaway, 33/1 Geoffrey’s Girl, Sir Ector, 40/1 Nelson Road.