Galway best bets on Monday 6 September
We return to Ballybrit for the first time since the Galway Festival and a jumps racing fixture awaits punters in Ireland; we’ve picked out our Galway best bets on Monday and tips for the day’s card.
Racing action returns to Galway on Monday for the first time since the famous week-long Galway Festival and an eight-race card goes to post over the sticks for Irish racing fans to ponder over in the late afternoon and early evening.
Some decent contests await punters throughout the day’s card and we’ve looked over the Irish racing fixture to pick out our Galway best bets on Monday.
IRISH RACING TIPS OVER THE STICKS – GALWAY BEST BETS ON MONDAY
4:05 Galway – Kenny Developments Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m½f
CLONDAW BERTIE won a point-to-point for Michael Goff prior to spending some time with Mouse Morris for whom the Thewayyouare gelding ran three times but failed to trouble the judge.
The six-year old has since joined Henry de Bromhead following his last run at Clonmel in May where he finished sixth and the top handler might eke some improvement from him now as he drops his charge back to the minimum trip for his stable debut.
This looks a race that won’t take a great deal of winning and the form of his latest run has been boosted since with both the winner and third posting subsequent successes. Assuming then he can progress for his switch to this yard then he ought to be in the mix and no surprise if he were to go close here.
4:35 Galway – angloprinters.ie Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m½f
OUTLIER is very much an unexposed sort and the twice-raced Flemensfirth filly can make her mark here.
Paul Flynn’s charge got off the mark at the first attempt when scoring at Tipperary in May, handling the heavy ground well to post a two lengths’ verdict over Believe Jack and she backed up that performance by finishing a good third when switched to handicapping back there in July on better ground.
She didn’t help her chances on that occasion by racing keenly and a last-flight mistake put paid to any chance she might have had of reeling in the easy winner of that contest. The handicapper has left her alone following that run and open to further improvement after just two hurdles starts she can make her presence felt.
6:40 Galway – Tote+ Pays You More At tote.ie Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m2½f
NOBLE YEATS could be the answer here in an intriguing beginners’ chase contest and Emmet Mullins’ charge was impressive when last seen running out a twelve lengths’ winner over Mr Josiey Wales at Navan back in March.
The Yeats gelding was making his hurdling debut on that occasion having ran well in bumpers which include a win at Thurles and finishing sixth to Kilcruit in a Grade Two at Leopardstown. He’d also placed in a point-to-point so could have more to offer now switched to chasing by his shrewd yard.
Given how readily he saw off opposition on his sole hurdles start he can win more races for sure and the runner-up struck readily next time so he could be a smart prospect now tackling the larger obstacles and given his point-to-point background he can make a big impression here.
7:10 Galway – Kenny Developments Handicap Chase (4yo+ 0-116) 2m6½f
ARCTIC LIGHT isn’t the most reliable but he’s a decent sort when everything clicks and the Iffraaj gelding can follow up his latest win at Kilbeggan last month.
Tom Mullins’ charge hasn’t been the most consistent, often following up a good run with a shocker and while there’s a chance that may again occur he certainly has the ability to go close if turning out in similar mood to last time.
On that occasion he struck by three lengths from Light Bulb having disappointed the time before; he drops back in trip here with 6lbs more on his back in what looks a better race but he ought to make his presence felt again if holding up his form which hasn’t always been the case previously.