Ray Flanagan with Galway Wednesday selections
Galway 5.40- Aydoun
Tricky handicap with not many making a convincing profile. With that in mind perhaps the unexposed Aydoun is the one to go for. Dermot Weld’s horse won nicely in maiden company at the festival last year beating Big Ben and there has been plenty of positives from a few recent flat spins. In-addition the horse handles testing ground and should mount a bold bid.
Galway 6.10- Cristal Icon
Tom Mullins contender looks a big price if Aintree fourth in a Grade One (where he was not far behind Apple Shakira) can be taken at face value. Worth a play anyway at fancy odds.
Galway 7.20- Snow Falcon and Tully East
One could make a case for a number. Snow Falcon has disappointed on occasion but has everything right today and may be worth chancing. A useful flat horse and high class hurdler he has not yet made a significant impact over fences but was not beaten far behind Death Duty in the Drinmore, or Monalee in what was a very hot event at the February Dublin festival.
Some of that hurdles form in particular, is very eye-catching, and has ideal trip and ground here. Fresh could be the time to catch him.
Calino D’airy is much respected but Tully East has been my long term fancy. Deteriorating ground is putting me off at the eleventh hour but otherwise he holds strong claims. His emphatic novice handicap success at the 2017 Cheltenham festival indicated a horse with much more to come and we just have not seen the best of him since for one reason or another.
Galway 8.30- Waterville Dancer and Great Trango
Waterville Dancer has plenty of soft ground form in the UK and warmed up for this nicely with a staying on third place finish at Leopardstown recently.
Great Trango is hard to win with but his Curragh third to St Stephens Green was a good effort and no reason why he cannot go well here.
1 pt win-Aydoun-5.40 Galway-8-1 General
1.5 pts ew-Crystal Icon-6.10 Galway-25-1 General
1.5 pts ew- Snow Falcon-7.20 Galway-20-1 General
1 pt win-Tully East-7.20 Galway-12-1 General
2 pts ew Waterville Dancer-8.30 Galway-15-2 General
1 pt ew- Great Trango-8.30 Galway-20-1 General