18.50 – Galway
We’ve four in this; Gustavus Vassa, Limini, Law Girl and Nessun Dorma, who is probably the outsider of the four though he won on his second start.
Gustavus Vassa has been unlucky. He’s gone up a huge amount in the weights and been second twice, the stiffer track in Galway will suit him maybe he’ll take his time a bit more.
Law Girl is in really good form but she has a bit to turn around with Gustavus Vassa for the Curragh, but she’s in really good order.
Limini was very good here on Monday. She’ll have improved for the run and she’s going to take a bit of beating.
From Monday, she’s going to go up 11lbs, so she’s really a no brainer here.
19.25 – Galway
We’ve a good record in this race. Wicklow Brave won in Killarney with Patrick Mullins on-board, he would’ve got a bit of confidence from that.
Horses are like humans in that way, defeats can take their toll, and getting his head back in front should have boosted him. Hopefully he’ll go on and win.
19.55 – Galway
This is a race for some of the horses who didn’t make it into the Plate.
Steel Wave is second reserve, but I think A Rated would’ve had a chance in the Plate if he’d got in, so he’s definitely one of interest here.
The other Henry de Bromhead runner that Barry Geraghty rides, Riviera Sun, who won at the festival last year, is of interest too.
It is a very competitive race, but A-Rated or Riviera Sun would be my two against the field.
20.25 – Galway
On The Go Again should take a bit of beating. He ran okay in a listed race at Down Royal last weekend but didn’t get into the Hurdle here.
We know he handles the cut in the ground when he won in Listowel last year. Davy Russell rides him, and he’s the one they have to beat, but Rachael Blackmore’s ride Due Reward has won his last couple 20.25″>and is an improving horse.
David Mullins’ Top Othe Ra is decent horse as well and another Galway winner, he won this race last year, and often it really can be “horses for courses”, so they could make On The Go Again work.