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Corinthia Knight was a good winner at Pontefract on Sunday being the second time he has won for the thread this season. He's a cracking horse who will probably be able to win again off his new mark he'll get.

Galway 7:50

Monday sees the start of the famous Galway Festival kicking off, where we have six days of racing from both the jumps and the flat. It's generally very difficult to get winners at Galway due to the track being difficult to make ground from the rear, and having a good stall is often vital.

The one horse which caught my eye on day one of the Festival is the JP McManus-owned COMMON PRACTICE. Joseph O'Brien's lightly raced 3yo gelding of Gleneagles won the Apprentice Derby a month ago when massively upped in trip to 12f, having been running over 7f. He ran on strongly that day and it didn't look likely that he was going to win until late on, and I think that Galway will suit his running style as it is a stamina-sapping track, and I think an 8lb rise in the weights can be defied. He was strongly fancied for that race at the Curragh last time around, so they must've been very confident of a big run, and felt that he was well handicapped, so if that's the case, then he should be okay off his new handicap mark today.

I said how stall numbers are pivotal to getting a good position and a good chance of winning at Galway, so stall 5 is a definite plus for the selection. Horses drawn in stall 5 or lower have won 7 of the last 10 renewals, with the other three years being won from stall 6, 12 and 13.

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28 Comments
  1. recoba 4 weeks ago

    Sacramento- R6. Gredgar. 11/4

    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      Wee R/forecast 4-7 in the above race ⬆️

      🇬🇧 yesterday
      Well done the winners yesterday,some good one 👏
      Was on yours Ruzzles 👍 Modern games bust the treble ❌

      Yesterday to todays Canadian not started great but Moira very impressive

      Mr Minstkey (*). 2/1 ❌
      R9…Moira. 9/4(***) ✅
      Gulfstream ..Hardly Social 3/1 ❌

      Still to go but I’ll catch them tomorrow 🥱

      Del Mar -R8…Heywoods Beach. 5/2 (* Also wee Tricast/combo 3-2-1 easy as A ,B,C?)
      R9…Bran 5/1

    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      * Sacramento. R/Fc. 1-7. Not 4?

      Onward …

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      Gredgar not racing at Sacramento ??

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      It’s del mar recoba.
      Gredgar won, well done, forecast was 1-4.

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    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      Hoo wnyon looking for late Sunday betting figures that’s Del Mar -R6 …Gredgar. 11/4? 🤦🏽‍♂️ 🛌

      Not to late. 👍

    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      THNK YOU Elvis I noticed too late and think you did too but cant see anyone being on anyway bu
      Ye still got to be right if your posting eh? 👍

      That 1-4 forecast would have paid £39 with my £30 and been a beautiful mistake!! Decided to watch this next a Del Mar and my brains stewed typing.

  2. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    Times Square 1-58 Tarbes 6-4 🇫🇷.
    Bet365 only firm with odds right now.

    Good listed race this for a course I’m not familiar with.
    Form figures of 32730 don’t look inspiring but this horse has improved especially at this distance this year
    Last time he was 13th in the French oaks over a distance too far for her.
    The time before she was 3rd in the French 1000 Guinness over this distance beaten just a head and short head by mangoustine and cachet.
    Cachet had previously won the Nell Gwyn and the English 1000 Guinness at Newmarket.

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    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      Coltor 6-40 Galway 🇮🇪.
      16-1 bet365 ew extra 10 places.

      Dermot weld 5 year old who won this race last year and won nicely last time out in march, looks over priced to me (28-1 SP)

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  3. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    Hopefully DC will drop in with some tips for the Galway festival this week 🇮🇪👍.

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    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      Yeah not seen him for a bit.

  4. recoba 4 weeks ago

    🇦🇺 3.40. Warracknabeal -R1…Castilian 9/4.

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      It’s 3-30 recoba, race has been

    • recoba 4 weeks ago

      An there it is Elvis?? 🎣
      Posted as the horse crossed the line and I was going to say pray tell but leave it.

      Good luck today mate

  5. jwpepper 4 weeks ago

    A 1410 Water Of Leith 7/1 E/W
    A 1445 Classy Al 15/2 E/W Obee Jo 18/1 E/W 5 Places
    A 1520 Bollin Joan 7/1 E/W
    W 1900 Raindow Mirage 12/1 E/W

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  6. postman 4 weeks ago

    GOOD MORNING GALWAY

    5:10 – Hms Seahorse
    5:40 – Golf Marin
    6:40 – Youmdor
    7:15 – Seeingisbelieving
    7:50 – Common Practice

    B’ Lucky

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  7. postman 4 weeks ago

    Oh, and Willies in the bumper 😉

  8. skelmr2 4 weeks ago

    Anybody got any tips for good wood tomorrow as bet 365 are giving u a free £5 bet?

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  9. ew thief 4 weeks ago

    Afternoon all well done winners yesterday
    Impressor 2.10a 12-1
    Beltane 2.45a 12-1
    Glasses up 3.20a 17-2
    Timbukone 3.55a 9-1
    Nacho 4.25a 10-1
    Yimou 7.00w 17-2
    Nonsuch lad 8.40w 17-2
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

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  10. azzthewigan 4 weeks ago

    mascat 2.25

  11. azzthewigan 4 weeks ago

    John kirkup 2.45 ew

  12. azzthewigan 4 weeks ago

    cowboy soldier 2.10 ew well done all winners yesterday

  13. double carpet 4 weeks ago

    Will have more free time tomorrow to go into a bit more detail but for now here goes

    5.10 Gaoth Chuil 11/2 ew 3 places.

    By Derby winner Harzand so will be interesting to see how he fares over the sticks. Is in good hands with Ted Walsh and won his last Bumper by 14L. Also gets a stone from the fav and probable winner

    5.40 Callthebarman 33/1 ew 5 places (very small stakes)

    Returns to hurdles and also drops in trip. Likes to be up with the pace and hasn’t been seeing the longer trips out.

    6.40 Powerful Aggie 14/1 ew 6 places
    Coltor 16/1 ew 6 places

    Not much between these 2 on revised terms from their previous meeting. Color obviously won it last year but JOB yard are flying.

    7.15
    No real Interest but the booking of Colin Keane catches the eye on bottom weight Raleigh Bridge at 25/1. Its also his h’cap debut.

    7.50
    I like Enthrallment 10/1 ew 4 places here for Weld who puts a 5lb claimer onboard and Weld always targets Galway.

    BOL

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    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      Nice to have your input DC.
      Good luck 🤞

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    • Luke M 4 weeks ago

      Great to have you posting DC.

  14. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    Galway 🇮🇪
    6-10 serious challenge
    12-1 ew extra 3 places

    6-40 coltor (posted above)

    Lucky last
    8-20 Great schema
    20-1 ew extra 5 places
    10-1 ew extra 8 places

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  15. recoba 4 weeks ago

    🇺🇸
    Yankee and a single/double..

    Finger Lakes -R4…Baby I Hope So 7/4(**)
    R5..Cinko Linko. 6/1
    R7…Dr Blarney. 11/10.
    Fort Erie -R6…Miss Surprise 11/8(* double with Baby I Hope So, Pays 5.3/1. Bet365 the lot.

    GL all also on Rizzles tip with Yassar as a double that won earlier so here’s hoping. 🍀 👍

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  16. azzthewigan 4 weeks ago

    man of Eden 6.10 ew well done all winners today

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