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Galway Festival - Day 1 - 31/7/23

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

UPDATE: Good Lad & Money to Burn are now non runners due to change in going

Its officially the week of the Galway Festival, we start the week with 4 runners today;

Good Lad kicks off our Galway week for the Durkans, he runs at 5:10 in the & NOVICE HURDLE with Jody McGarvey onboard. Watch live on RTÉ 2 or Racing TV

Timeform Once-raced maiden. 25/1, fifth of 7 in bumper at Kilbeggan (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 57 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

Next off is Phoenix Cowboy who runs at 6:40 for owner Paul Mullins in the CONNACHT HOTEL Q.R. PREMIER HANDICAP (formerly known as the GPT) with Paddy Hanlon onboard. Watch live on RTÉ 2 or Racing TV

Timeform Fourth of 5 in minor event (5/1) at Navan (14f, heavy), not knocked about. Off 124 days. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Ger. Lyons. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Last off, Topgun Simmy and Money to Burn run at 8:20 for owners the Durkans (topgun) and Rachel O'Neill (money to burn) in the MONAMI CONSTRUCTION I.N.H. FLAT with Paddy Hanlon onboard Topgun Simmy and Tom Hamilton onboard Money to Burn. Watch live on Racing TV

Racing Post:

Topgun Simmy Fairyhouse second augurs well; tongue tie now fitted

Money To Burn Encouraging debut at Cork 17 days ago when a clear fourth; more likely needed here



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