Tuesday tips for Galway – Irish horse racing best bets

Tuesday tips for Galway. Today's Irish racing best bets on the flat at Ballybrit.Tuesday tips for Galway. Today's Irish racing best bets on the flat at Ballybrit.

Tuesday tips for Galway

We return to Galway for another day of racing action and having raced over the sticks yesterday our attentions turn to the flat. We’ve picked out our Tuesday tips for Galway.

Another Irish horse racing fixture unfolds on Tuesday with action on the flat at Galway as we return to Ballybrit for a second day of racing action.

Monday’s fixture took place over jumps but we go on the flat on Tuesday with an eight-race card which features Listed action and our tipping team have looked over each of the day’s races to pick out our Tuesday tips for Galway and best bets on the card.


4:30 Galway – Donnellys Of Barna Rated Race (3yo+) 1m½f

Twice-raced SHERKIN ISLAND could have more to offer and the Fastnet Rock filly comes into the race on the back of a victory at this venue in July.

Dermot Weld’s charge had shown ability on debut when finishing third at the Curragh but stepped up on that experience to run out a ready winner here from Kojin over a slightly shorter trip than today’s. He won’t have an issue with this extended mile and he most of the running last time out before keeping on strongly.

Course form can be important at this venue and he represents a yard in form and which enjoys plenty of success here so it is feasible to expect another big run with further improvement expected.

Tuesday tips for Galway. Dermot Weld can have a winner on the Galway card on Tuesday.

Tuesday tips for Galway. Dermot Weld can have a winner on the Galway card on Tuesday.

5:00 Galway – James P. Cunningham Electrical Handicap (3yo+ 50-75) 1m½f

KHAFAAQ went back-to-back around this time last year which included a win at this venue and the Helmet gelding can get back to winning ways here having gone close in his last few starts.

Andrew Slattery’s charge found only one too good here during the Galway Festival behind Plum Perfect and latterly finished a solid third at Tipperary behind Big Island.

He’s a versatile sort with regards to trip and ground and he shouldn’t have any issues with the conditions for this race, while the handicapper has eased him 2lbs following that last effort. There’d be no surprise to see him going well here and he can make his presence felt.

6:30 Galway – Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m4f

At a bigger price it may be worth chancing WOODLAND GARDEN to improve on past efforts and get back to winning ways now the Galileo filly steps up in trip and Aidan O’Brien’s charge could go close in the day’s feature race.

The three-year old certainly isn’t one of the yard’s leading lights but she did win a maiden at Gowran Park in June although she’s since struggled in Pattern company in a trio of subsequent runs around ten furlongs where she’s finished nearer last than first each time.

She didn’t aid her cause any in the Snow Fairy Stakes when last seen by missing the break – not for the first time – and her tardy starts are certainly costing her over the shorter trips. Now trying a longer trip there could be more to come from her and while she does need to improve on past efforts it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that she may well do so over this stiffer test.

Tuesday tips for Galway. Aidan O'Brien can have a winner on the Galway card on Tuesday.

Tuesday tips for Galway. Aidan O’Brien can have a winner on the Galway card on Tuesday.

7:00 Galway – Galway Apprentice Handicap (3yo+ 45-70) 1m4f

SEA APPEAL is steadily improving with each run and the switch to handicapping has seen the Fastnet Rock gelding finishing runner-up at Limerick and scoring at Killarney latest with a four lengths’ defeat of Brehorn Star.

Sheila Lavery’s charge was given a break following that run and returns to action here with a 7lbs rise in the weights to contend with although given his recent progressive form he could yet prove ahead of the handicap with further improvement anticipated.

He won readily last time out and the form was boosted with one of the two horses which dead-heated for the runner-up spot since winning twice while the fourth and sixth horses home have both has also scored a subsequent win.

Still relatively unexposed as a handicapper and racing from a good draw he should be competitive again and no surprise to see him in the mix once more as he bids to follow up.