Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap tips and runner-by-runner guide to Galway 6.40 on Tuesday

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The big race on the second day of the Galway Races Summer Festival boasts a bumper prize pot worth £120,000.

A maximum field of 18 runners are set to tackle the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at 6.40pm and the weights are headed by former Group 3 winner Patrick Sarsfield, who has not scored for more than two years.


Sirjack Thomas was the shock 50/1 winner of last year’s renewal and Adrian McGuinness’ gelding is now rated 1lb lower thanks to an eight-race losing streak since his Galway triumph.

Paddy’s paying five places each-way on the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap, so to help you separate the wheat from the chaff you’ll find Timeform’s runner-by-runner guide plus betting tips below.

Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap runners

Patrick Sarsfield

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: J. Coen Age: 6 Weight: 10st 0lbs Draw: 14

9/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable 4½ lengths third of 6 to Boundless Ocean in Meld Stakes at Leopardstown (9f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Chance if rediscovering old form.



Trainer: Kevin Prendergast Jockey: S. McCullagh Age: 4 Weight: 9st 13lbs Draw: 17

Bit below form thirteenth of 25 in handicap at Cork (7f, good, 50/1) 81 days ago. Up in trip. Has work to do.



Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: Adam Caffrey Age: 6 Weight: 9st 11lbs Draw: 21

C&D winner. 25/1, creditable second of 13 in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 19 days ago. Consistent.


Spanish Tenor

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: R. P. Cleary Age: 8 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 20

Career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Gowran (7f, good to soft, 20/1) 50 days ago, keeping on well. Back up in trip.


Current Option

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: N. M. Crosse Age: 6 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 18

Course winner. 66/1, twenty first of 29 in handicap at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) 40 days ago. Back up in trip.


Fastnet Crown

Trainer: M. D. O’Callaghan Jockey: L. F. Roche Age: 5 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 13

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, career best when winning 18-runner handicap (13/2) at the Curragh (8f, good) 31 days ago, overcoming positional bias. Respected.



Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: C. J. MacRedmond Age: 8 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 3

C&D winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2020. 40/1, respectable fourth of 13 in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 19 days ago.



Trainer: M. C. Grassick Jockey: William James Lee Age: 7 Weight: 9st 7lbs Draw: 7

Latest win at the Curragh in May. 6/1, creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Fairyhouse (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Up in trip.


Finans Bay

Trainer: M. Halford Jockey: R. P. Whelan Age: 5 Weight: 9st 6lbs Draw: 12

Bit below form fourth of 9 in handicap (9/2) at Killarney (8.1f, good to soft) 15 days ago.


Star Harbour

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: G. M. Ryan Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 11

Tenth of 13 in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good, 14/1) 19 days ago, not clear run.


Pierre Lapin

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: D. B. McMonagle Age: 5 Weight: 9st 3lbs Draw: 10

Fourteen runs since last win in 2019. 9/2, sixth of 9 in handicap at Killarney (8.1f, good to soft) 15 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. Others more persuasive.



Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: W. M. Lordan Age: 5 Weight: 9st 1lbs Draw: 8

Creditable third of 13 in handicap (10/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good) 19 days ago. Should go well again.


Sirjack Thomas

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: M. P. Sheehy Age: 7 Weight: 9st 1lbs Draw: 15

C&D winner. 5 lengths twelfth of 18 to Fastnet Crown in handicap at the Curragh (8f, good, 33/1) 31 days ago. Won this last year off 1 lb higher so enters calculations.


Venice Biennale

Trainer: John Joseph Murphy Jockey: L. T. McAteer Age: 4 Weight: 9st 1lbs Draw: 2

7/2, creditable third of 6 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good) 14 days ago, finding little. Down in trip. Hood on 1st time.


Crystal Black

Trainer: D. K. Weld Jockey: C. D. Hayes Age: 4 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 6

13/2, good sixth of 11 in handicap at the Curragh (10f, good) 31 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Merits consideration.



Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: A. C. Persse Age: 8 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 1

Nine wins from 34 Flat runs. Sixth of 7 in handicap at Ballinrobe (9.4f, good, 28/1) 8 days ago. Something to find on form.


Magic Chegaga

Trainer: B. Duffy Jockey: C. T. Keane Age: 5 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 19

1 win from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Limerick in June. Good second of 11 in handicap (9/1) at the Curragh (10f, good) 31 days ago. Getting better with each recent run.


Cowboy Justice

Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: Shane Foley Age: 3 Weight: 8st 11lbs Draw: 16

5/2, career best when winning 8-runner minor event at Killarney (8.2f, good) 13 days ago, readily. Remains of interest.


Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap tips

Timeform: Ultra-competitive with the vote going to MOSALA, who went close in a similar event at Leopardstown last time. Last year’s winner Sirjack Thomas and improving 3-y-o Cowboy Justice head the dangers.

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