Ruby Walsh: End Galway on a high with my four final day tips

Racing’s top jockey is loving being back in the saddle at Galway, so why not finish up the festival with his selections for the last day of action…


Galway – 16:30

Saturnas dwelt at the start of the Galway Plate and that’s why he never got into the race. He just didn’t find his rhythm.

I wasn’t intending on riding him until Patricks Park got in. He’s in good order though and we’re happy with him.

He’s come out of his race on Thursday fine and although he never landed a blow in the Galway Plate, the smaller field here on Sunday will help him.

Hopefully, he’ll run a big race for me.

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Galway – 17:00

Paul Townend rides Koshari in this one and I’ve gone for Listen Dear.

I believe the trip will suit Listen Dear at two and a quarter miles. She hasn’t raced for awhile, but she’s a forward going filly and she’s hard enough on herself at home.

We’re hoping she be fit enough and she seems to be in proper order. I’m really looking forward to riding her, she’s a good one.

There’s no doubt she’s had a long absence, but Willie Mullins has been known too overcome that before.

Galway – 17:30

Maze Runner has a big chance in the JPK Fencing Handicap.

I thought he stayed on really well here earlier in the week, if anything he might have improved from that run last Monday.

For me, he’s got an outstanding opportunity to win this one.

Galway – 18:00

Dorrells Pierji goes for Willie in the last and he ran okay in his first start. Fair enough, he was bitterly disappointing in his second outing.

However, he really did make amends when he absolutely bolted in last time out at Wexford.

Whatever happens on Sunday I believe Willie will get out on a winner. He’ll be a smashing horse going forward.

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What do you think?