2.15 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
Hearts Are Trumps got a rise, by virtue of a smooth win at Clonmel, and he may be top weight but he could be the one to beat.
Ingleby Mackenzie is on the cusp of four wins on the bounce, three over hurdles, and his progression is such that he must be strongly considered.
Matin D'anjou comes into it too but Derby De Thaix gets the nod. He ran a blinder on his third handicap start at Gowran and should have more to give.
Selection: Derby De Thaix
2.45 Kenny Galway Handicap Hurdle
Smitty Bacall find plenty for pressure to win a maiden hurdle at Gowran Park, but this is much more competitive.
Lizzies Champ is knocking on the door and seconds at Roscommon and Killarney advertise his chance. Davy Russell takes the mount on the six-year-old, who looks sure to run a big race.
Selections: Lizzies Champ
3.20 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden
A weak maiden and perhaps Harvest Bow will prove the answer. The Intikhab filly was not beaten far at Gowran on her debut and it seems certain she will improve a little, with the demands of that track to stand to her at Galway.
Queen Mia looked reasonably promising on debut at Navan but is modestly bred and may not improve enough to win this. Highway To Success was beaten under five lengths on debut at Fairyhouse and has to be considered.
Selection: Harvest Bow
3.55 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Handicap
Not the strongest renewal of the race.
Fuwairt’s connections did not expect the horse to get into this race, having all but given up on Galway after he was deemed too high to get into a race on Monday. While essentially disappointing for Gavin Cromwell, a strongly-run 7f on easy ground looks right for him and the stable is in sensational form.
Just about creeping in here off 82, he had smart form in Britain, to the extent that he was rated in the 90s at his peak, and he did not stay the mile at the Curragh last time.
Bond Street ran a blinder in the Galway Mile when second to Riven Light, and it made sense to run him again. He looks the likely favourite, while the progressive Safe Voyage could defy a 11lb rise for winning at Haydock.
4.30 SCL Sales Steeplechase
Sandymount Duke gets the nod. He ran a respectable race on the Flat last time and on his day is well-capable of winning this for Jessica Harrington.
This is a tricky race, with five horses turning out who made no impression in the Galway Plate: Alelchi Inois, Devils Bride, Haymount, Saturnas and Sub Lieutenant. All arrive with some sort of chance, but it is a tall order after running in so competitive a race.
Jarob arrives in proven form but has a fair bit to do at the weights.
Selection: Sandymount Duke
5.00 Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Steeplechase
Another race in which the Plate has relevant form, three of these running in the race on Wednesday.
However, Woodland Opera gets the nod. Out of the great mare Opera Hat, this looks something like his ideal trip, and he warmed up for this with an excellent run over hurdles. He is solid.
Blast Of Koeman got 5lb for finishing second to Patricks Park at Punchestown. He is much better going right-handed and has to be respected, though his trainer's last winner was on May 10.
Selection: Woodland Opera
5.30 JPK Fencing Handicap
Camlann, declared for the third time this week, presumably won't run but if he does he could be favourite again given the form he has been in this week.
Brian Ellison likes his Galway runners and Archive, formerly trained by Eoin Griffin, is capable of winning again after a ready Carlisle success.
This always tends to be a fascinating handicap and this is no different. Charles Byrnes has been out of luck so far in Galway but Denham Sound takes the eye here off her relatively low mark.
She was hammered in the betting on her last run on the Flat at Limerick and just failed having travelled well. Perhaps a bit high in the weights over hurdles, she will appreciate this ground and looks feasible off a mark in the mid-60s.
Selection: Denham Sound
6.00 Fr. Breen Memorial (Pro-Am) Flat Race
Pat Doyle gave considerable praise to Dorrells Pierji after he won his point-to-point in Bellharbour. While slow enough to get going under Rules, he seemed to enjoy the better surface at Wexford when winning easily for Willie Mullins.
Beautiful Citi looks a major threat in receipt of a lot of weight. Under Surveillance won nicely at Kilbeggan, but this is much tougher.
Selection: Dorrells Pierji