Its the first day of the Galway races and with the first race starting at 5:20pm, we have betting tips for all seven races and will have the results as they come in.
5:20pm – 2m½f(2m130y) Galwaybayhotel.com & Galmont.com Novice Hurdle (4yo)
There has been lots of money for Rasiym this morning, he is now 8/1 after opening 12/1, the son of Reliable Man who won at Tipperary by 6 lengths, should run a good race for Brian Cooper and trainer Eddie O’Grady. The favourite Autorized Art is ridden by Paul Townsend and trained by Willie Mullins, he will have every chance but does look very short at 5/4.
5:55pm 2m½f(2m130y) Easyfix Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 88-109)
This is a low-grade race and stakes should be kept very small, Joseph O’Brien is knocking in the winners on the flat and over jumps and Linger could well give him his first win of the meeting and be the first winning favourite.
6:25pm 7f Claregalwayhotel.ie (C&G) Irish EBF Maiden (2yo)
This is the first banker of the meeting but unfortunately, you are not going to get rich backing him. Innisfree ran a great race behind Year of the tiger on his debut and he could well be a group one horse, 1/2 is very short but he should be winning hard held.
7:05pm 7f Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap (3yo 60-80)
This is a wide-open 15 runner handicap, we look to the bottom of the weights to find Improving, this 3yo was runner up last time, he might be worth a small each-way bet at 8/1.
7:40pm 2m1f (2m179y) Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap (4yo+ 70-100)
This is the highlight of day one of the festival with the winner possibly trying to do the double and win the Galway Hurdle on Thursday. The four-pronged attack of Willie Mullins is hard to ignore, and the best of his looks likely to be Mr. Adjudicator who is the favorite at 5/2, he couldn’t get to stable companion Royal Illusion at Bellewstown last time, but this race will be run to suit and it may give Robbie Deegan the biggest win of his career.
8:10pm 1m4½f (1m4f84y) Eventus Handicap (3yo 60-90)
This is a very tricky handicap but it could give Joseph O’Brien his second winner of the night, Wave of the sea is a big price at 10/1, he was disappointing in the Ulster Derby when he was going for a hat-trick of wins, it would be no surprise to see him getting involved here and to bounce back winning ways.
8:40pm 2m½f (2m130y) Monami Construction INH Flat Race (4-7yo)
This could turn out to be a top-class race, Risk Factor could be very decent but we are siding with Think Positive from the Willie Mullins stable, the half brother to Samrco should be suited to the stiffer track and looks the bet of the day at 3/1.
Galwaybayhotel.com & Galmont.com Novice Hurdle
3. Lethal Steps
13. Winner Takes Itall
14 ran Distances: 2l, shd, nk Time: 3m 48.80s (slow by 2.80s) Unplaced Fav: Authorized Art 11/8F Total SP: 126%
Winning jockey: Davy Russell
Winning trainer: Gordon Elliott
Win: €7.80 Pl: €1.90, €1.40, €2.40 Ex: €43.40 CSF: €41.61 Trifecta: €253.90
Easyfix Handicap Hurdle
9. Roachdale House
18. Volatile Lady
20 ran NR: Callthebarman (reserve), Dandjira (reserve), Empire Burleque (reserve) Distances: 6l, ½l, hd Time: 3m 47.90s (slow by 1.90s) Total SP: 146%
Winning jockey: J J Slevin
Winning trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien
Win: €3.10 Pl: €1.20, €5.20, €4.30, €1.50 Ex: €94.60 CSF: €60.58 Tricast: €769.65 Trifecta: €1,810.10
Claregalwayhotel.ie (C&G) Irish EBF Maiden
2. Cap D’antibes
8 ran Distances: nk, 6½l, 1l Time: 1m 29.27s (slow by 2.27s) Total SP: 129%
Winning jockey: Donnacha O’Brien
Winning trainer: A P O’Brien
Win: €1.40 Pl: €1.02, €1.10, €3.80 Ex: €2 CSF: €2.43 Trifecta: €12.20
14. Galtee Mist
11. Cruella Dovil
15 ran NR: Njord (reserve), Segenhoe (reserve), Silver Service (stone bruise) Distances: hd, 1½l, ¾l Time: 1m 28.02s (slow by 1.02s) Unplaced Fav: Improving 5/1J, Engles Rock 5/1J Total SP: 128%
Winning jockey: Colm O’Donoghue
Winning trainer: Joseph G Murphy
Win: €25.30 Pl: €5, €2.30, €2.70 Ex: €204.20 CSF: €149.28 Tricast: €1,137.02 Trifecta: €1,930.10
Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap
15. Great White Shark
19. Dalton Highway
4. Litterale Ci
14. Mr Adjudicator
20 ran NR: Born By The Sea (reserve), Freetown (reserve), Vitudurum (reserve) Distances: 1¾l, ¾l, ¾l Time: 3m 44.43s (slow by 7.43s) Total SP: 145%
Winning jockey: Miss J Townend
Winning trainer: W P Mullins
Win: €10.20 Pl: €2.50, €4, €6, €1.40 Ex: €215.70 CSF: €176.80 Tricast: €3,196.44 Trifecta: €4,262.40
9. Red Gerry
10 ran NR: Switch Around (in season) Distances: ½l, 3¾l, ½l Time: 2m 41.54s (slow by 4.54s) Unplaced Fav: Building Bridges 100/30F Total SP: 123%
Winning jockey: Kevin Manning
Winning trainer: J S Bolger
Win: €8.60 Pl: €2.40, €2.30, €1.70 Ex: €57.30 CSF: €51.08 Tricast: €196.03 Trifecta: €436.10
Monami Construction INH Flat Race
4. Russian Diamond
12. Risk Factor
13. Soldiers Hill
13 ran Distances: 1l, 3½l, 2¼l Time: 3m 48.30s (slow by 16.30s) Total SP: 128%
Winning jockey: Mr Derek O’Connor
Winning trainer: Emmet Mullins
Win: €4.20 Pl: €1.40, €1.30, €3.90 Ex: €10 CSF: €8.40 Trifecta: €162.40 Pick Six: Not won – 33,267.63 carried forward to Galway Tuesday 30th July. Tote Aggregates: 2018 – 802,719; 2019 – 659,094 After a stewards’ inquiry, the placings remained unaltered.