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Galway preview - Day 6

Updated: Friday, 01 Aug 2014 19:29 | Comments

Galway preview - Day 6

Punters face a real challenge in solving the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Galway on Saturday.

Celestial Prospect must concede weight all round from a career-high mark of 134 but is in excellent nick after a pair of victories.

Off The Charts got the better of that rival when he fell at the Punchestown Festival, though, proving his ability in big-field handicaps in the process.

The Beneficial gelding is one of three JP McManus-owned runners, with the in-form pair of The Parishioner and Give Me A Break live contenders if taking their chance.

The opening Ladbrokes Mobile Maiden Hurdle at 2.35pm may also go the way of the champion owner.

Marchese Marconi switches codes after finishing down the field in a Flat race earlier in the week, but was a runner-up on his sole hurdles start to date and could have more to come in this sphere.

The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap appears a difficult puzzle to solve, with Initial a prime candidate for the prize.

Dermot Weld has had a pretty quiet week at Ballybrit by his own high standards, but this Invincible Spirit colt showed a good battling attitude to win at Leopardstown and may find more in first-time blinkers.

The master of Rosewell also reaches for the headgear when Spryt takes his chance in the This Is The Ladbrokes Life EBF Maiden.

The gelding was just touched off on debut and perhaps the extra tack will bring the improvement required.

His stablemate Silwana also attempts to step up on a promising debut in the Ladbrokes Red Day EBF Fillies Maiden and will prove tough to beat.

Foot Soldier makes a quick return to the track in the Ladbrokes Summer Of Sport Handicap after finishing a narrow second earlier in the week, and Call Vinnie tries to go one better in the Ladbrokes Top Treble INH Flat Race after defeat on Monday.

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