Tudor City grabbed a last-gasp success in a thrilling finish to the Guinness Galway Hurdle, the feature event on the fourth day of the Festival meeting.

One of two runners for Tony Martin, Tudor City was sent off a 10-1 shot and was delivered with a perfectly-timed challenge by Robbie Power.

Due Reward and Sole Pretender set the early gallop, with favourite Band Of Outlaws settled on their heels in third and it looked as though JJ Slevin had ridden the perfect race as the market leader was primed to strike jumping the final flight.

However, Due Reward dug deep for Mark Enright to fend off Band Of Outlaws' challenge, before Power hit top gear on Tudor City to challenge between those two.

The winner responded, asserting in the dying strides to win by half a length with Band Of Outlaws a further three-quarters of a length back in third.

The well-fancied Chosen Mate met trouble in running after passing the post the first time, with Davy Russell doing well to stay on board before pulling up not long after.