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Today is the start of the illustrious Galway Festival. It is a tricky track, where a lot of horses struggle to get runs, and having a wide stall is no great favour, so make sure you keep an eye out for those stall numbers.

Galway 6:15

I tipped up EXCHANGE RATE when he was making his return after 945 days off the track, and instantly after that run, where he finished 4th, I said that would've been a prep run for the Galway festival, and here we are. The owner of this horse, Mrs A F Mee loves a Galway festival runner, so it was no surprise to see him entered up in two races this week, and it wouldn't be a surprise to him run in both races.

His return was a cracking little run based on the fact it was on the back of a 945 day break. He has clearly had his problems, as there is no reason for him to be off the track for that long, but it wasn't a concern to me as Willie Mullins is a master trainer, and bring horses off from huge layoffs and get them firing instantly. He was keen throughout the first half of that race, which is no surprise as he hasn't been on a track for so long. He was positioned last throughout the entire race, found a little bit of trouble in running when still going okay, but then managed to stay on into 4th, and nearly grabbing 3rd. I think that was a big run, and I was expecting a lot more next time out, but they've clearly saved him for the Galway festival, and clearly felt another run wasn't needed.

Willie Mullins had won this race three times on the bounce before Anthony Mullins won this race last year with Princess Zoe, so it's not a surprise to see him well entered with about six of the field being represented by himself. Jodie Townend is the jockey booking for Exchange Rate, and that is a positive booking, as she won this race back in 2019 on Great White Shark. She will take off a handy 5lbs, which will be a huge help, as it will mean he will be carrying the second lowest weight in the race.

There are obviously a few in this race who have nice chances, and there will more than likely be trouble in running. I've been wanting to back this horse since his run in the early parts of June, and thought this festival was always the target, so hopefully we get a clear run through.

Advised: Each Way (4 places B365, 6 with a lot of other firms)

Galway 7:15

Willie Mullins and his son Patrick Mullins have dominated this race in the last ten years, winning it six times since 2011, with Patrick Mullins only having eight rides in the race. Willie has a couple of runners in this race, but Patrick has opted for the ride of Emmet Mullins, who likes a winner at the Galway Festival and likes to land a gamble, so my selection is ZERO TEN.

Some of you might realise that the owner of this horse is the same as the first selection, Exchange Rate. This wasn't done by design, but I do think Zero Ten holds a very strong chance in this race. It's a race that this owner has targeted in the past, winning this race with no other than… Exchange Rate, as well as Diamond Hill the year after (2017 & 2018). This horse is a very capable horse over obstacles (rated 147 over fences and 141 over hurdles), but was also a smart horse in bumpers, so this flat test shouldn't be a problem. This horse has won at the Galway Festival on two seperate occasions, landing a bumper on stable debut, and then winning on Chase debut, so it's no surprise to see him back here for connections who love a winner at this track and at this festival.

I do expect this horse to be well found in the market, due to Patrick Mullins riding, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him go off favourite.

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12:35 Ayr - Race: 2
Distance: 6f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Blind Beggar
216034

5
Big Les
4-33977

6
Chookie Dunedin
043468

10
True Mason
534750

2
John Kirkup
972160

14
Rory
813219

12
Copper Queen
522-858

7
Sound Of Iona
431162

4
Tipperary Tiger
12-570

1
Lord Oberon
132370

11
Pivoting
620965

8
Quick Look
0603-70

9
Le Cheval Rapide
321-06

13
After John
79-9564

12:43 Worcester - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 110y
Type: Chase
Class: 5
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Blind Beggar
216034

5
Big Les
4-33977

6
Chookie Dunedin
043468

10
True Mason
534750

2
John Kirkup
972160

14
Rory
813219

12
Copper Queen
522-858

7
Sound Of Iona
431162

4
Tipperary Tiger
12-570

1
Lord Oberon
132370

11
Pivoting
620965

8
Quick Look
0603-70

9
Le Cheval Rapide
321-06

13
After John
79-9564

12:50 Cork - Race: 2
Distance: 6f
Type: Flat
Class:
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Clara's Approach
700-071

9
Davitt
00647

1
Inventor
8-51006

7
Markievicz
800038

16
Linus Larrabee
148-026

14
A Cool Case
00000

13
Fascinating Spirit
606070

18
Fine Distraction
004796

10
Royal Hideaway
97-0009

2
Boughtinthedark
0-07050

6
Ceapach Rua
90-8000

12
Coffeemeanscoffee
0-04500

5
Only Jack
4-00008

11
Amazing One
340000

8
Cool As Ever
0-60

17
Conversant
134064

15
Cornish Rock
58090-

4
Darkdeserthighway
080160

23 Comments
  1. postman 2 months ago

    4.40 Galway – Rock Etoile *each way punt* 10/1
    6:15 Galway – Run for Mary **NB** 5/1
    _______________________________________________
    7:15 Galway – Duffle Coat ***NAP*** 13/2 (reserve at the moment) 🤞 Hope in gets in. If not he is also entered on Friday.
    ——————————————————————————

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  2. Sore point 2 months ago

    Lingfield 2.25 HANDSOME 11/10

    Ayr 3.20 STAR SHIELD 4/1

    Good luck everyone

    5
  3. heisenberg 2 months ago

    Yankee (x22) Each Way
    26th Jul GALWAY 18:15 2M 1F HCAP 2m 179yds – Each Way
    18. Exchange Rate
    7/1
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 6 Places
    26th Jul WOLVERHAMPTON 18:35 HANDICAP 0m 6f 20y – Each Way
    6. Martineo
    9/1
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 4 Places
    26th Jul GALWAY 19:15 1M 4 1/2F STAKES 1m 4f 84yds – Each Way
    9. Zero Ten
    15/8
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 3 Places
    26th Jul WOLVERHAMPTON 20:10 HANDICAP 1m 0f 142y – Each Way
    12. Colinton
    11/2
    E/W Terms: 1/4 Odds | 3 Places

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  4. recoba 2 months ago

    £5 free bet on this Yankee for Galway…

    Really just others tips I agree with tbh..

    Mr Coldstone
    Foveros
    National Ballet
    Zero Ten

    Also on Handsome in the 2.55

    2/4 in the Yankee last night in the USA with ***** star single winning. Something closer to home winning be a nice change!

    GL all and well done the winners yesterday

  5. ew thief 2 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Mr Trevor 2.15a 14-1
    Bowman 3.20a 5-1
    Lucky violet 4.30a 25-1
    Katherine place 5.35w 9-1
    Praise of shadows 6.35w 8-1
    Flaming spear 7.05w 15-2
    Major j 735w 11-2
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

    2
    • getinthere 2 months ago

      Get in there the amount of times you got me winners each way thief…..lucky violet!!!
      Legend mate thx 10 e/w on it 👍🏾

      1
    • ew thief 2 months ago

      Glad you were on bud 👍

      2
  6. Deb2000 2 months ago

    Just got off the train at Ayr on the lovely walk up to the racecourse ☀️☀️☀️🏇🏇🏇.
    Very competitive card I’ll have a few bets once I see them in the parade ring 🏇🏇.
    Main bet to pay for the day hopefully is already on in the last race.
    Royal Jazz 5.00 Nap got 5/6 earlier stable on fire and this looks a weak race.
    Have a good day fokes while the ☀️☀️☀️ is still shining 👍

    4
  7. gengar1989 2 months ago

    yankee from me best of luck all

    1.55 crestwood 2/1 Nb
    5.45 mrcoldstone 2/1
    7.05 frow 4/1
    8,25 lisdarragh 1/1 Nap

  8. busstop.2018 2 months ago

    Afternoon All.

    NEWTON ABBOT

    14.05. .Chez Hans. .13/8

    14.40. .Manor Park. .7/4

    15.10. .Achy Breaky Heart. .8/1. .E/W

    15.45. .Dont Stop Now. .2/1.

    GL ALL

    6
    • recoba 2 months ago

      Great start Busstap

  9. recoba 2 months ago

    Circloco…1.45. 11/4(**)

  10. spursman 2 months ago

    Small L15

    Ayr 2.50 Greengage
    Ayr 3.20 Star Shield
    Ayr 3.55 Tricorn
    Ayr 4.30 Mi Capricho

    🙂

    1
  11. theplug 2 months ago

    Galway 7-15 Zero Ten 9/4
    Ayr 2-50 Greengage 7/4

  12. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Greengage 2-50 Ayr 2-1
    Platinum card 3-55 Ayr 9-2

    2
    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Glad platinum card has a long neck 🤣

  13. Deb2000 2 months ago

    2.50 Ayr Ravenscraig castle 6/4

    1
  14. busstop.2018 2 months ago

    Great day already first 2 win and nice 9/4 for Manor Park.

    GL ALL

    3
  15. recoba 2 months ago

    Handsome wins…well handsomely I suppose.

    Got my Galway bet on but get these up for the US of A. Single and a treble that pays 11/1 Bet365
    It’s hard to pick a single and very tempted to just go a £5 Trixie but let’s see if the first up can win again. If prices ain’t for you then bet accordingly 😉👍

    Fort Erie-R1…Trail Blazing Essa. EVS(****)
    Thistledown-R6…Buckeye Bling 6/5
    Finger Lakes -R4. Simbadsaltrouble. 11/8.

    Wouldn’t put anyone off any for W single if they fancy something more.

    GL all 🇺🇸🐎

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Basically making this a patent after a pi$h start!

  16. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Powersbomb 5-45 Galway
    25-1 ew 5 places
    12-1 ew extra 8 places.
    ————————————–
    Eminent hipster 6-55 Windsor
    5-2 🏇
    6-4 without sir Edward Elgar 🏇
    Won over c&d last time, trainer in form.

  17. D man 2 months ago

    Elvis how confident wud u b on lisadarragh 8.25?

  18. D man 2 months ago

    Iv done a trebb and awaiting on it. Cashout 433 worth near 900 but

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