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Day 3 of the Galway Festival & Day 2 of the Goodwood meeting… So lets have a recap of yesterday…
Charlie – Hey Garman(2nd)May Gold(3rd) Nkosikasi(Non Runner )
Jamie(@Glen_Colt) – Buck Fast(Winner) Too Soon to Panic(4th) OnlyHuman(Unplaced)
Rich – Punatubo(Winner) Zaaki(Unplaced) Stradivarius(Winner)
With that all sorted, its time to tackle the racing ahead…. Charlie will have his Wednesday Winners, Jamie will bring you his thoughts on Day 3 of the Galway Festival while Rich will have the Final Word….
4.10 – Mrs Bouquet -Was a 1 length 2nd at Newcastle on the 29th June to Hurcle over 5f. Next race came at Catterick on the 10th July and Mrs Bouquet won, beating Baileys in Bloom by 1 and 3/4 lengths over 5f 212y. Most recently won at York over 5f on the 12th July, beating Dylan De Vega by 1 and 1/2 lengths. If turning up in same mindset shown on last 3 runs should be in the thick of it here come business end of race.
4.45 – Nearooz -Has only had 4 starts thus far having won 2 and placed 2nd in the other 2. The wins came at Newmarket on debut back in October last year when beating Watheera by a short head over 7f. Next win came on next start at Wolverhampton when stepping up in trip to 1m 142y on the 23rd April this year beating New Jazz by 2 and 1/4 lengths. Finished 2nd on next 2 starts at Nottingham when beaten 3 lengths by Layaleena over 1m and 75y. Was 2nd again on most recent start at Chester when beaten 1/2 length by Ocala over 1m 2f and 70y on the 28th June. If repeating form shown so far should go well again here today.
5.55 – Light and Dark – wasn’t my original choice as I was between two in this race hopefully it doesn’t come back to bite me arse, the other horse I had on my shortlist was LA Maquina who is currently 12-1 and was beaten by Light and Dark last time out. Light and Dark has only had 4 starts finishing 4th on racecourse debut at Newmarket behind the John Gosden trained Turgenev over 1m on the 6th October last year. Was then dropped in distance for next race at Newmarket to 7f and finished 3rd some 2 and 3/4 lengths behind winner Bell Rock. Returned to same venue on the 22nd June this year and finished a 6 and 1/2 length 3rd behind Moqtarreb over 1m. Was returned to Newmarket for latest run and gained compensation by winning by 3 lengths over LA Maquina over 7f. A repeat of those runs shown at Newmarket should be enough to take this but will need to dig a bit deeper in this slightly tougher race.
Jamie(@Glen_Colt) – Day 3 Galway Festival
6:10 – Tote Irish EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle – Selection: Ena Baie
A tricky puzzle for the punters to solve. A couple of British raiders are well fancied, and I fancy the unexposed Ena Baie from the stable of Harry Fry. This gelding got off the mark at Southwell last month over the same distance as today. Undoubtedly, she will need to improve a good deal from that race to figure here. It is significant that Harry Fry
brings her over to Ireland and she wouldn’t be running here if Harry didn’t think she had a chance of winning.
7:20 – The Tote.com Galway Plate – Selection: Coney Island
The big race of the festival and what a cracker it is. I have given the nod to former Gold Cup placer Coney Island. It is a big hint that he is running in this given that he hasn’t been seen on a racecourse since the Cheltenham Festival. Coney Island only had the three races last season ending with a respectable sixth in the Ryanair Chase. With
Tony Martin a master at getting horses primed for a big race off a layoff, Coney Island can go very well under a big weight. He will be primed for this.
8:00 – Bet with the tote at Galway handicap – Selection: Zander
A field of 13 (max) going to post here where the Ger Lyons trained Zander looks like he has a nice opportunity to get his head back in front. The Son of Oasis Dream produced a much better performance last time out when not beaten far by the smart Turnberry Isle. He returns to the scene of his only victory tonight when at this meeting last year, he broke his maiden. The return to Galway could just spark Zander into life and if so he has a great chance of making it 2/2 at the course.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Guys, it’s nice to get some winners on the board… Day 2 of Glorious Goodwood, although the weather yesterday was far from glorious!!
2.25 Handicap… Class 2… 3YO Only… 1m 4f….
Sir Ron Priestley…. 3 wins from 4 runs this season and only loss was to South Pacific(15 & 1/2 lengths)! Won first 2 prior to heavy defeat by a combined total of 9 & 3/4 lengths, both over 1m 4f. Class 2 debut was defeat then bounced back when stepped up to 1m 6f at Haydock beating Mind The Crack by 1/2 a length & now drops back to 1m 4f…
3.00 Molecomb Stakes… Group 3… 2YO Only… 5f….
Liberty Beach…. 3 wins from 4 runs and only defeat was finishing 4th in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes to Raffle Prize by 2 & 1/2 lengths. Back on the winning trail last time out(July 5th) when landing the Class 1 Listed Dragon Stakes by 3/4’s of a length. Gets weight from Maven…..
3.35 Sussex Stakes… Group 1… 1m…
Circus Maximus…. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Having landed the Class 1 Listed 1m Dee Stakes in May on season return by 1 & 1/4 lengths before stepping up to 1m 4f in the Derby at Epsom, finishing 6th, 5 & 1/4 lengths behind winner Anthony Van Dyke. Dropped back to 1m at Ascot on June 18th, when landing the St James’ Palace Stakes by a neck from King of Comedy…
That is everything for you today folks… Thanks for popping & for your continued support….
All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team
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