Our very own Wizard Of Odds talks you through the fifth day at Galway
GO out on a Lim — again — at Galway today.
LIMINI (6.50) couldn’t quite get the job done on her first run for 17 months here on Monday when second for us in the amateurs’ Derby.
The lack of an outing looked the crucial factor there as Willie Mullins’ former star hurdler travelled like the winner only to run out of puff in the final 50 yards.
There was a good nine lengths back to the third horse so the form looks strong and it confirms her liking for this tricky track.
She’s a genuine Grade 1 performer over timber but Rich Ricci and Mullins want to campaign her on the Flat for the near future and she’s capable of rating a lot higher than her current mark of 89.
You won’t get rich backing her today but she looks mighty hard to beat.
Ger Lyons has a good chance of another decent pot with Mawaany. He was beaten in a photo at Leopardstown last time when the 1m2f trip looked a little on the tight side. She should make more of an impact over this extra quarter-mile.
CORAL BEACH did well to finish second from a modest draw at Fairyhouse last time.
She kept on well there over the 6f trip and this extra furlong should be ideal.
Zuenoon is well bred and wasn’t beaten far at Limerick on debut. He should build on that.
KUDBEGOOD has a low mark of 68 for his handicap debut and he has a 7lb claimer on to boot.
He went close when second in a Limerick maiden last time and a repeat of that would see him go close. Passing Trade won well at Bellewstown and won’t be far away.
LURE OF THE SEA was a good second on her debut at The Curragh, beaten two lengths and showing promise.
She should improve for that experience and this longer distance looks ideal.
Queen Insult has been knocking on the door and will go from the front.
WICKLOW BRAVE looks hard to beat as Willie Mullins goes for his third consecutive win in this race.
He has held his own in Grade 1 hurdles lately and came back to the flat with a convincing win at Killarney last time. He stays well and has a fair bit in hand.
Morga has had her moments but hasn’t run since last year’s Galway Hurdle. She can fill the forecast spot.
SNUGSBOROUGH BENNY could be the answer to this open chase.
He improved when third at Limerick last time when half a length off the pace.
He likes this trip and there should be more to come.
There are dangers galore, including Attribution who looked rusty last time and trainer Henry De Bromhead has won this for the past two years.
He also has A Rated and Riviera Sun who are worth a look in the betting.
BHUTAN was a good second at Bellewstown last time and is favoured by dropping back from 2m4f.
He looks on a fair weight and won’t mind the ground.
Dixie Lee is in good form and likes this trip, while Political Policy is improving fast and has chances of landing a hat-trick of wins.