Ray Flanagan with Galway Wednesday selections
thought for the day: Going to Galway Plate Day with my Father was how the horse racing interest all began.
Walking on Glass (10-1) was a winner yesterday although the lesson was hammered home if you fancy a horse in the without favourite market, you should always invest also in the outright market.
A few for an interest today.
Goodwood 1.45- Blue Laureate
A numbers of horses are a much of a muchness in this race and there is anyone of five or six horses quite closely matched. With that in mind Blue Laureate is a much bigger price than the rest and may have been underestimated. A useful dual purpose performer he should relish distance and ground and holds a sporting each way chance.
Goodwood 3.15- Vatican City – W/O Mohaather and Siskin
Vatican City is a horse who I believe there is a lot more to come from and he may show significant improvement this afternoon. The top two look formidable but 13-2 without that pair looks well worth an investment.
Galway 5.15- Dinard Rose
Shaped nicely on the flat at Curragh recently and not badly treated reverting to hurdles with Eamonn Walsh claiming seven pounds.
Galway 6.15-Harvest Bow
Similar comments apply to another Meade representative Harvest Bow. Useful effort over hurdles at Navan over the winter and shaped with promise on flat reappearance. Ought to appreciate going up in trip here and holds a squeak.
Galway 6.45- Galway Plate- Snugsborough Benny and Sub Lieutenant
Snugsborough Benny ran a cracker last year despite not jumping that fluently or really getting the run of the race. Cheek-pieces could sharpen him this time around and well worth considering.
Sub Lieutenant is also worth a flyer at a huge price. He was a top class chaser in his prime (Ryanair runner-up) and although not the force of old he retains ability judged by placing in the Topham at Aintree in April 2019. Useful seven pound claimer reduces his weight quite low here and could surprise similar to the same owners Clarcam two years ago.
1 pt ew-Blue Laureate-1.45 Goodwood-16-1 General
1 pt win-Vatican City -3.15 Goodwood-13-2 bet 365- W/O Mothathar and Siskin
1 pt win-Dinard Rose-5.15 Galway-5-1 General
1.5 pts ew-Harvest Bow-6.15 Galway-16-1 P Power
1 pt ew- Snugsborough Benny-6.45 Galway-16-1 General
0.5 pts ew- Sub Lieutenant-6.45 Galway-40-1 bet 365.