Galway selection Thursday 29th July
The Galway Hurdle is today’s feature at the West of Ireland track and a horse bidding to land a bonus for winning at Bellewstown before coming here, can take the beating.
Galway 6.15: Winner Takes Itall
Still only rated 132, WINNER TAKES ITALL only gets into this race because of automatic entry for winning the Bellewstown Hurdle earlier this month. Entitled to a sizable bonus for winning this as well, that challenge is no doubt one JP McManus is up for.
Such was the ease of Winner Takes Itall’s success last time that a 13lb rise looks more than fair. The key to him is good ground and as long as Galway misses the rain, he will get his favoured conditions once more. He tanked into contention at Bellewstown, travelling like a very good horse and his cruising speed should set him up well in a race this competitive here.
Simon Torrens is back on board today with his valuable 3lb claim and he seems to be JP’s go to jockey in handicaps at the moment.
1pt each-way – Winner Takes Itall – 6.15 Galway – 7/1 Skybet (1/5 odds 1st 7)