Galway Festival day two tips – Tuesday’s Irish racing best bets

Galway Festival day two tips. Best bets for Tuesday's Irish horse racing.Galway Festival day two tips. Best bets for Tuesday's Irish horse racing.

We give our Galway Festival day two tips for Tuesday’s meeting as the Irish feature fixture continues.

The Galway Festival continues into a second day with more classy action on an all-flat racing card which includes Listed company with the Corrib Fillies’ Stakes as well as some competitive handicap action.

An eight race card goes to post and complements the action at Glorious Goodwood which also goes to post; we’ve looked over all eight of the day’s races and pick out our Galway Festival day two tips and best bets for the feature fixture in Ireland on Tuesday.


4:45 Galway – COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 7f

UMNEYAAT offered something to work with on her debut at Gowran Park earlier in the month where the Dansili filly finished around four lengths’ third of six runners behind Shale.

Dermot Weld’s charge was possibly unsuited by the testing ground but can do better on a less severe surface and likely to improve on the back of that promising debut then she could make her presence felt.

She did show inexperience in that debut but will surely know more this time around and with a Group One entry to her name she’s clearly well regarded. It wouldn’t be a surprise then if she were to progress for the experience of that first run and it would be no surprise to see her collect the win.

5:45 Galway – COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF Corrib Fillies Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 7f

CELESTIAL OBJECT has rattled the crossbar the last twice, but Jessica Harrington’s charge is taken to go one better and get back on the scoresheet.

The Galileo filly handles the mud well as she showed when scoring in soft-to-heavy ground at Leopardstown last October, and she wasn’t disgraced subsequently when tried in the Listed company in contesting the Montrose Stakes at Newmarket.

Fourth on that occasion, she stepped up for her latest reappearance to finish runner-up in the Group Three Derrinstown Stud Fillies’ Stakes behind Know It All and then filled the same spot behind Lovelier in the Listed Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney so on form she should be involved.

The drop back to seven furlongs is no problem and she might appreciate this deeper surface with her assured stamina so she is expected to give a good account of herself and she can resume winning ways in this competitive Listed prize.

Jessica Harrington

Galway Festival day two tips. Top trainer Jessica Harrington can get amongst the day two winners at Ballybrit.

6:15 Galway – Handicap (3yo) 1m½f

FRANK ARTHUR looks a progressive sort and Ger Lyons’ charge can get back on the scoresheet following a very good second at the Curragh behind Fame And Acclaim earlier in the month.

The Kodiac gelding had shaped with promise amidst obvious inexperience on his debut last October at Leopardstown; but he showed the benefit on his seasonal return to get to within three-parts of a length of the smart Keats at Gowran Park.

That one has done no harm to the form, placing twice and winning at Killarney, and he got off the mark himself when scoring at Roscommon on his next outing. He just couldn’t hold off the challenge of the winner on his last start although that one looked smart and he can make a bold bid here with only a 3lbs rise to contend with.

He could have further improvement to come and still unexposed in comparision to a few of his rivals in this contest he should make his presence felt for his in-form yard.

6:45 Galway – COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3yo+) 1m½f

HELVIC DREAM won twice last term on soft and heavy ground at Roscommon, latterly running out an impressive five lengths’ victor over Champers Elysees; Noel Meade’s charge has since lost little caste in defeat on both starts back following a near-ten months’ absence.

Runner-up at Gowran Park on his return, the Power gelding might just have been stretched by the trip when finishing four lengths’ third behind Pondus in a Listed contest back at Roscommon latest. The runner-up from that contest has since finished third in a Group Two contest to give the form a bit of a boost.

Back in a handicap the assessor has left his mark alone and he should be appreciative of a less searching test of stamina. He’s less exposed than most of these also and he could conceivably have more improvement to come so it would come as no surprise to see him get involved in this contest and he can get back on the scoresheet with conditions no problem.