2020 Galway Day 2 Tips and Preview by Dave Stevos
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips by Dave Stevos
You can check out the debrief for our Galway Day 1 selections (and Goodwood tips) here. We had a couple of places and hopefully we can get one first past the post on Tuesday. It looks a very competitive card but Dave Stevos thinks he has found a few worth backing at big odds. Check out his 2020 Galway Day 2 tips and preview below…
Day 2 Galway Selections: 4.45pm – EBF Fillies’ Maiden (7F)
The one that looks well overpriced in this contest is Valour for Jack Davison and Ronnie Whelan. This filly only cost 3k but she has a very attractive pedigree. She is by Dawn Approach and her dam is very closely related to Soldier Hollow. That horse relished a bit of cut in the ground and this filly shaped well on yielding on debut at Navan (5.5f).
She finished 4th of 7, 3 lengths behind the winner but nearly a length ahead of Winter Oasis. That filly finished 2nd next time out at Limerick (6.5f gd) and re-opposes here. If Valour improves on her debut run she should confirm that form and at odds of 18/1 Valour is worth backing each way for small stakes.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: Valour e/w @ 18/1
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: 5.45pm – Corrib Fillies’ Stakes (Listed)
16 fillies go in search of black type in this 7f Listed heat. On easy ground the one I like at a monster price is Miss Myers for Michael Grassick and Billy Lee. This daughter of Zoffany is a much better filly with cut in the ground. She ran respectably at the Curragh last time on good (8f) in a handicap off 97. She was always wide on her previous outing at Gowran and you could forgive her that run (9.5f yld).
Miss Myers raced prominently at Gowran and those tactics didn’t suit. She was much better when held up on her seasonal comeback at Naas in a G3 (8f sft/hvy). Sent off at 100/1, she missed the break but stayed on very nicely from the back for 4th. Even So was less than a length ahead of her in 3rd so the form doesn’t look too bad after that filly’s exploits. Back on a softer surface and with more patient tactics employed than at Gowran, Miss Myers could sneak a place at odds of 22/1.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: Miss Myers e/w @ 22/1
RTE2 Live Selections: 6.15pm Galway – Handicap (8.5F)
Only 9 go to post in this 8.5 handicap for 3yos only. The one I like here is In From The Cold for the Mulvanys. I backed this son of Alhebayeb last year when he blasted home for 3rd over 7f. It was a superb effort off a mark of 70 and he made no mistake when winning next time at Sligo off just 63 (5.5f gd).
His next win came off 72 at Naas on heavy ground and he was previously placed off 70 on soft at Navan. Easy ground holds no fears for this fella and his trainer had a winner on Day 1. Two wins at Naas over 7f suggest stamina is no issue and the Galway Festival has likely been on the mind of his connections since that great run here last season. He ran a cracker last time at the Curragh (8f yld) and at odds of 7/1 In From The Cold is the e/w NAP of the day.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: In From The Cold e/w @ 7/1 NAP
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: 6.45pm – Premier Handicap (8f)
One that looks dangerously well handicapped in this is The Broghie Man. This 5yo son of Cityscape is a very talented horse on his day. In off a mark of 95 here, he looks capable of running a huge race for Padraig Roche. He loves soft ground and as a 3yo he was a Listed flat winner for Adrian Keatley (5.5f sft). That win came at Navan and on the evidence of his most recent runs on the level 8f at Galway could suit.
His last 7 runs have come over hurdles and he has finished runner up on three occasions. He was well beat at Bellewstown on his return from a break last time but that may have been needed. His last flat run at Cork off 86 (7f sft) was a cracker and he stayed on strongly to finish 3L behind Romantic Proposal. He has since franked the form and The Broghie Man looks well worth a try at 8f on easy ground on the evidence of that Cork effort. Off 1lb lower he looks well worth chancing e/w here at odds of 33/1.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: The Broghie Man e/w @ 33/1 NB (5 Places)
RTE2 Live Selections: Galway 7.15pm – Caulfield Industrial Handicap 1 (50-70)
Off a mark of just 58 Blankiedoodle looks like he could go well at a price here. This horse has run alright the last twice over 9.5f and this drop back on trip should suit. The drying ground will be to his liking too. He hit form last summer, winning 3 in a row and he ended up running a decent race at this track behind One Cool Poet off a mark of 66.
He was beat 8L that day, finishing 9th of 17 and it wasn’t a bad effort at all. His mark is now back down to 58, 2lb lower than for his last win at Bellewstown last season. He will have the assistance of Shane Foley from the saddle and he has a nice draw in stall 5. A big run could be on the cards and Blankiedoodle is the each way pick at 16/1.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: Blankiedoodle e/w @ 16/1 (5 Places)
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: 7.45pm – Caulfield Industrial Handicap 2 (50-70)
Gavin Ryan is riding out of his skin at the moment and he looks a good booking for New York Bullet. This 4yo daughter of Poet’s Voice disappointed last time at Navan but it was her seasonal comeback. Her form at the Curragh last season in a couple of soft ground maidens suggests that a mark of 67 could be more than workable.
After unseating on her debut at the Curragh she ran a decent race to finish 8th in a soft ground maiden. She followed that with another improved effort when 3rd, beat 4L by Patrick Sarsfield (8f sft). She is nicely bred and today’s trip and ground should really suit her. If she strips fitter for her return she could run a big race off a mark of 67. At odds of 25/1 New York Bullet is the e/w selection.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: New York Bullet e/w @ 25/1 (4 Places)
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: 8.15pm – Latin Quarter Handicap (50-80)
Off a nice low mark of just 65 and with Gavin Ryan claiming 5lb, Jaime Sommers looks overpriced here. This mare is very good on her day over timber and she has finished 2nd on her last two starts in that sphere. Her three runs over hurdles at Galway haven’t been great but off a mark of 65 surely she is well handicapped here.
She didn’t run badly at all at Bellewstown on her last flat run, beat just 5L (17f yld). She is rated 120 over hurdles and with Ryan’s claim she is effectively off a mark of just 60. This well bred mare arrives in good form, a bit of an ease is fine for her and at odds of 14/1 Jaime Sommers looks well worth chancing each way.
2020 Galway Day 2 Tips: Jaime Sommers e/w @ 14/1 (5 Places)