THE Galway Festival continues on Saturday with a seven-race card.
We’ve got all the racecards and results for the meeting right here for you.
Race 1 2.00pm – Betway Irish EBF Maiden (1m1/2f)
- 1st Broome 4-5f
- 2nd Lightning Amber 2-1
Race 2 2.30pm – Betway Maiden (1m1/2f)
HE may not be Masar but he’s certainly JASSAAR.
Dermot Weld has not been in the same form this year as has been the case at the Galway festival in the past, but he has won one and come close in a few races this week.
His maidens have been running well and this debutant is beautifully bred.
In a relatively weak race for the venue, he can definitely prove a class above if negotiating his wide draw.
Race 3 3.05pm – Betway Irish EBF Nursery Handicap (7f)
SILVER can turn into gold with SILVER SERVICE in the EBF Nursery.
Michael Mulvany’s filly has plenty of pace, but she flourished for her first try over six furlongs when winning at the Curragh.
She is of huge interest stepping up a furlong further here.
Her yard has been in great form this week and she has every chance of dominating this field from stall two with the high-capable Gary Carroll trusted to get the fractions right.
TIP: SILVER SERVICE
Race 4 3.35pm – Ardilaun Hotel Handicap (7f)
FESTIVAL regular BEAU SATCHEL catches the eye running from stall one.
Adrian McGuinness’ eight-year-old ran as good a race as he ever has when fourth here on Tuesday and he has a great chance of bettering that here now that he doesn’t have to contend with a wide draw.
The form of Tuesday’s race got a huge form boost when the second Honor Oak came out again on Thursday to hack up by eight lengths and this fellow has the back-form to do something similar.
TIP: BEAU SATCHEL
Race 5 4.10pm – McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap (1m4f)
IT’S a common theme at Ballybrit where you have repeat offenders coming back at least twice during the week and Thursday’s cosy winner CAMLANN looks a decent bet to go in again.
Billy Lee did wonders getting him across from stall 16 and the first two finished miles clear of the third. He looks good value to get two wins in a week for the likeable Shark Hanlon.
Race 6 4.45pm – Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle (2m7f)
THE best race of the day and it could be another decent pot going back to Closutton with the well-treated URADEL.
This is a different ball game to when he won comfortably here on Monday in the amateurs Flat handicap, but there is no doubt that he is well-in over timber as well.
It’s basically the further he goes the better in my opinion and everything looks primed for a huge run provided he settles early.
Race 7 5.20pm – O’Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle (2m1/2f)
DON’T you da with SUINDA.
A huge field for this maiden hurdle but as is the case so often, Willie Mullins looks to hold the ace in the pack.
His six-year-old won a bumper in great style at Clonmel back in May under this rider and looks capable of even better now sent over hurdles.
He’ll be more streetwise than plenty of his rivals and can take this contest on the way to better things.
Race 7 5.55pm – Galway Shopping Centre Irish EBF Mares INH Flat Race (2m1/2f)
I smell a winner with GOOD SCENT.
Joseph O’Brien always seems to be in cracking form and his contender produced an encouraging first outing at Killarney.
There’s surely going to be more to come from him now that he’s had a run and he can get the better of this big field.
TIP: GOOD SCENT