(Preview – Tuesday, 31st July 2018)
Willie Mullins took the early initiative on Day One of the 2018 Galway Races and that battle will catch the attention again on Tuesday with another seven races in the evening meeting.
Galway Daily had a profitable first day making racing predictions with four winners and two places on Monday. We could have tripled your pot so hopefully, we can get another few shillings in your pocket in the Day Two action.
The feature race is the €120,000 Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at 7.40pm and Lyons has Inscribe highly fancied in this race that also includes Willie Mullins’ defending champion Riven Light, Jarlath Fahy’s Dream Walker and Marshall Jennings.
It’s the ‘Sports and Social Day’ in Ballybrit as former Galway hurler Ollie Canning defends his ‘Paddy Power Zorbing Derby’ crown, the celebrity event in aid of the injured Jockeys Fund.
And two Galway based trainers Pat Fahy and Steve Mahon, will be hoping their horses are among the contenders when matters on the track take over proceedings.
There are some strong favourites on Tuesday with the opening race at 5.20pm Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle set to give Willie Mullins his third winner in the form of Exchange Rate. Ruby Walsh also set to win the opener again.
Mahon’s Carrig Cathal is among the contenders in the 5.55pm Latin Quarter Beginners Steeplechase but all indications point to Gusty Rocky, St. Stephen’s Green and Winter Escape to decide the honours.
Aidan O’Brien and Dermot Weld will go head-to-head at 6.25pm in the Colm Quinn BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden. The formers’ Hermosa is strong favourite to get the better of Tarnawa but don’t rule out Jessica Harrington’s Pleasureable.
Lyons could kick off a memorable double at 7.05pm when Would Be King is expected to finally get his first victory in eight attempts in the Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF Maiden. But Weld will also have Dabiyr in his ranks as he seeks a seventh win in 11 years.
After the feature, the 8.10pm Caulfield Industrial Handicap has Guanabara Bay catching attention but expect fierce competition from Ace of Diamonds and defending champion Serefeli.
And Pat Fahy will go for glory in the final races with his horse Stormy Belle among the favourites. The 8.40pm Caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap is the hardest to call with two-time winner Beau Satchel lining up alongside Dance Alone and Ducky Mallon.
5.20 COLM QUINN BMW Novice Hurdle
(Galway Daily Prediction: EXCHANGE RATE 11/8, Dark Horse: Holding Pattern 5/1)
5.55 Latin Quarter Beginners Steeplechase
(Galway Daily Prediction: ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN 9/2, Dark Horse: Successor 8/1)
6.25 COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
(Galway Daily Prediction: HERMOSA 10/11, Dark Horse: Pleasureable 4/1)
7.05 Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF Maiden
(Galway Daily Prediction: WOULD BE KING 15/8, Dark Horse: Burning Question 4/1)
7.40 COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap
(Galway Daily Prediction: INSCRIBE 4/1, Dark Horse: Saltonstall 11/2)
8.10 Caulfield Industrial Handicap
(Galway Daily Prediction: GUANABARA BAY 10/1, Dark Horse: Keep Believing 9/2)
8.40 Caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap
(Galway Daily Prediction: DANCE ALONE 6/1, Dark Horse: Ducky Mallon 15/2)
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