Ray Flanagan previews the Sunday of Galway
thought for the day: Mayo were waiting in the long grass for Donegal yesterday but how will they fare against Dublin next week.
After a topsy turvy week here’s hoping that there may be some elusive magic in the locker on day 7.
Galway 2.45- Rovetta
Won twice at the 2018 festival including in the 14 furlong handicap on the corresponding card. Had mammoth task from wide berth in the amateur handicap on Monday evening but could fare better here reverting to hurdles with Robert Power in the saddle
Galway 3.55- Katiymann and On A Session
The Ahonoora Handicap.
The danger for Katiymann is that he will get too far back trapped on the rail from a low draw but then again it would be a similar story from a wide berth, in-fact I have found it very hard to assess the draw at this venue all week. At any rate, Mick Halford’s charge remains handicapped to win and could do so if holding a mid division berth and getting a strong pace to aim at over the stiff seven.
On A Session won nicely at Listowel a few starts back and it easy to forgive two subsequent disappointments with valid excuses available. Looks overpriced at an opening chalk of 20-1.
Powersbomb has a year long absence to overcome but that is not impossible for a relatively young horse still and Jeremiah McGrath catches the eye as an interesting booking.
Horse’s best form reads well in context of the race with a Cheltenham fourth to Tully East standing out. Has run well at the course before and looks a lively outsider.
1 pt ew- Rovetta-2.45 Galway-14-1 Betfred
1 pt ew-Katiymann-3.55 Galway-16-1 Betfred
0.75 pts ew- On a Session-3.55 Galway-20-1 Betfred
1.5 pts ew- Powersbomb-4.55 Galway-16-1 Betfred