Ray Flanagan with Bank Holiday Monday selections
Thomas Campbell (4-1) and Wonder Laish (12-1 morning price ) were winners on Saturday showing I am capable of picking a winner. One point to note from that is that when you see a Charles Byrnes horse heavily backed they usually tend to win.
There appears to have been a lot of racing at Galway this summer but today’s October Bank Holiday will be the final fixture of the season.
Dorkas ran well over two miles over six weeks ago behind Fenion’s Hill and was in the process of running very well at Punchestown most recently prior to an untimely departure. Her handy easy travelling prominent racing style is suited to this type of track and she is likely to go very well for a long way. The question will just be can she hold out up the final hill.
Galway 4.05-Brave Out and Auvergnat
Brave Out was touted as a strong stayer with a preference for heavy ground after his maiden hurdle success at Tramore and it will be interesting to see if he can progress for John Kiely this term. He was not disgraced in a competitive novices handicap at Fairyhouse on his final start of the campaign and the booking of Walsh suggests a good run is expected.
Auvergnat may be gearing up for the Banks races but he comes into the race as fit as a fiddle and also competing off a fair mark relative to his chase rating. A good effort would not surprise.
0.5 pts win-Dorkas-3.00 Galway-13-2 bet 365
0.5 pts win-Brave Out-4.05 Galway-10-1 bet 365
0.5 pts ew Auvergnat-4.05 Galway-14-1 General