2020 Galway Day 3 Tips and Preview by Dave Stevos
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips by Dave Stevos
Day 2 was a struggle for the most part. Miss Myers and In From The Cold both ran very well but the rest of our selections didn’t really fire. Hopefully we can get a winner on the board this evening. Check out Dave Stevos’ 2020 Galway Day 3 tips below…
Day 3 Galway Selections: 4.45pm – Novice Hurdle (Listed)
An intriguing Listed hurdle for novices kicks off the action on Day 3 at Ballybrit. Only 6 go to post which is not ideal for those who prefer to bet each way. Looking at the prices this afternoon I think Getaway Gorgeous could be the value bet here. This mare had a bad dose of seconditis since winning a bumper on her second start at Tramore.
She went on to fill the runner up berth in a Listed bumper afterwards and again in another bumper on her final run last year. She took to hurdling well, going down by a head to Barrington Court at Punchestown and by 0.75L to Uisce Solas at Clonmel. Getaway Gorgeous finally got off the mark at the third time of asking at Wexford last time, winning by 0.5L. She is ultra consistent and any rain that falls will help her chances. At odds of 7/2 Getaway Gorgeous is the pick.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Getaway Gorgeous win @ 7/2
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: 5.15pm – Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (16.5F)
The one I will be chancing at huge odds in this is Galway regular Morga. Des McDonagh’s mare loves it at this track and she is looking very well handicapped. Okay, that is for a reason as her last three runs over timber were poor. However, she showed definite signs of life on her last visit to Galway in October when 4th behind De Mazzaro off a mark of 119.
She is now 5lb lower and Simon Torrens takes a further 7lb off. That means she is effectively 12lb lower this evening and she had a pipe opener on the flat at the Curragh 19 days ago which was presumably a prep run for this. Her career form figures over hurdles at Ballybrit read 33642534 so hopefully she can hit the frame again at odds of 28/1.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Morga e/w @ 22/1 (5 Places)
RTE2 Live Selections: 5.45pm Galway – Maiden Hurdle (21F)
The interesting one here for each way purposes is Enjoy D’Allen for Peter Fahey and Kevin Sexton. This son of Network has shown lots of promise in maidens (and one handicap) without getting his head in front. He has been sent off favourite on his last two starts and on his penultimate start he was only beat a neck at Kilbeggan (20f gd). He has decent form on soft ground too, a handicap 4th at Naas over 19f behind Court Maid off 116.
This horse looks all about stamina and 21f at a stiff track like Galway could really suit. His trainer Peter Fahey has his string in solid form and has already had a couple run well here this week. He wouldn’t want it bottomless but there hasn’t been any rain yet at Galway this afternoon so conditions shouldn’t be overly testing. If he gets back to the form of his Kilbeggan effort he could sneak into the money at odds of 16/1.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Enjoy D’allen e/w @ 16/1
RTE2 Live Selections: Galway 6.15pm – Handicap Hurdle (21F)
One that looks a shade overpriced in this 21f hurdle is Pump Road for Mark McNiff and Philip Enright. This 8yo son of Tajraasi did well last Summer and won a decent handicap hurdle at Sligo off 100 (24f yld). He won another two races also, one at Ballinrobe over today’s distance of 21f and another at Sligo over 20f. He didn’t fare too well on his seasonal return at Roscommon last month but that should have blown away the cobwebs.
His trainer is in very good form and the form figures of his last 6 runners read 262011. He is based in Sligo so the Galway races would likely have been on his radar for this horse since his winning spree last summer. McNiff’s charge is in off a career high mark of 109 but he could still be on the improve. He is versatile regarding ground too so he won’t mind if it rains. At odds of 33/1 Pump Road is the each way selection.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Pump Road e/w @ 33/1 NB (5 Places)
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: 6.45pm – Galway Plate Handicap (Grade A)
The highlight on Day 3 and arguably of the whole week is the Galway Plate. A stellar field of 22 will go to post and there are some top class chasers in the field. Jett is a horse regular readers will be familiar with and we backed him on his last two starts at Grade 1 level. This trip at a track like Galway should suit him and if he jumps well he could put up a bold show. He does have to carry a welter burden though and he may be best watched on this occasion.
Loads of these lack a recent run due to the pandemic so it is even harder than usual to read the form. One that has had a run and who has solid course form in the book is Snugsborough Benny. He was a fine 3rd in this last year for Liam Cusack off a mark of 144. The 10yo is only 2lb higher now and he has likely been laid out for this race. He had a run at Kilbeggan which should have sharpened him up and this former C&D winner is worth backing each way at odds of 18/1.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Snugsborough Benny e/w @ 18/1 NAP (6 Places)
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: 7.15pm – Handicap Chase (18F)
A dozen horses go to post in this 18f handicap chase. Off a mark of 127, former Galway winner Powersbomb is starting to look very well handicapped. The 10yo son of Trans Island hasn’t won since November last season when he took a chase at Cork off 125. That was a good win but his run behind Drumconnor Lad at Leopardstown subsequently was arguably even better (17f yld).
That run came off 131 and he was a solid 4th, 12L behind the winner. He has had a pipe opener on the level which should have him fit and it wasn’t a bad effort behind Sicario at Sligo. The ground should be perfect for him and he likes it at Galway too so at odds of 16/1 Powersbomb is the each way selection.
2020 Galway Day 3 Tips: Powersbomb e/w @ 16/1 (4 Places)