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David Marnane to give Zalty time before Galway decision

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 09:21 | Comments

David Marnane
David Marnane

David Marnane will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to turn out Zalty at Galway following his good effort at York on Saturday.

Initial indications are that the four-year-old has taken his run, when fourth behind Muthmir in the Skybet Dash, in his stride.

However, the Tipperary trainer will see how the horse is in a couple of days closer to the Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Ahonoora" Handicap on Sunday.

"He's come out of the race really well and we're very happy him," said Marnane.

"He was bucking and squealing. We'll see how he is over the week and speak to his owner. We'll give it a couple of days.

"We were very happy with the run. I don't think the draw (two) was very favourable as he had to race a bit on his own. I don't think he'd have beaten the winner, who I think is a Group horse.

"I was delighted he'd put two good runs together (after his second at the Curragh) and one of these big days is in him.

"He could end up being a Dubai horse, as well. I think he'd love it there and is probably a seven-furlong horse.

"The stiff six (furlongs) at the Curragh suited him, but the six at York is a different ball game.

"They went quicker and he had no cover."

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