Tudor City comes later to claim €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle

A perfectly-timed Robbie Power ride saw Tudor City (10/1) claim the €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle, the feature race of Day 4 at Ballybrit, in front of a crowd of 24,503.

The Tony Martin-trained winner, one of two runners in the race for the Co. Meath handler, got up in the final strides in a thrilling finish, eventually having half-a-length to spare over Due Reward (33/1) with the JP McManus-owned joint-favourite Band Of Outlaws (9/2jf) a further three-quarters of a length back in third under JJ Slevin.

Henry de Bromhead’s Due Reward and Norman Lee’s Sole Pretender were to the fore early in the race with the recent McManus recruit nicely settled in third place. The Mark Enright-ridden Due Reward dug deep to hold off the challenging joint-favourite in the home straight.

Tudor City challenged the pair before asserting superiority in the dying strides to claim the Galway Festival’s premier hurdle and give trainer Martin a third victory in the Grade A contest, with both jockey Robbie Power and owner John Breslin tasting success in the 2 mile feature for the second time each respectively.

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