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Galway Festival - Day 3 - 2/8/23



4 runners head to Galway today;


Hallowed Star kicks off the day at 6:10 in the FOLLOW @thetotecom TODAY HANDICAP over 2m 110y with Gavin Ryan onboard. Watch live on RTE 2 / Racing TV

Timeform Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Useful winner at 23f over hurdles. Last of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, good to soft, 12/1) 31 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Makes handicap debut.


Next up is the main race of the day where Hewick runs at 6:40 in the TOTE GALWAY PLATE (HANDICAP CHASE) (Grade 3) over 2m 6f with Brian Hughes onboard Watch live on. RTE 2 / Racing TV

Timeform Top-class chaser who won the bet365 Gold Cup in 2022. Even better form last season, winning this race (off 12 lb lower), Grade 1 hurdle in the US and Grade 2 chase at Sandown. Shaped as if still in good form when fourth in Group 1 hurdle at Auteuil in May. Must be respected.


Next Phoenix Cowboy run at 7:50 in the WIN €1,000 TOTE FANTASY GALWAY BONUS MAIDEN HURDLE over 2m5f. Shane Fenlon is onboard Phoenix Cowboy

Timeform

Phoen.. Useful Flat winner, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, first run since leaving G. M. Lyons when fifteenth of 20 in handicap (80/1) at this course (16.8f, heavy) 2 days ago.



To end off the day Purple Mountain runs at 8:20 in the 2m 6f TOTE ALWAYS SP OR BETTER AT GALWAY HANDICAP HURDLE with Brian Hayes onboard

Timeform Course winner. Ninth of 17 in maiden (50/1) at Leopardstown (15f, good) on Flat debut 41 days ago. Cheekpieces fitted for the first time back over obstacles.


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