Day One Race One

17:20 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle 2018

Joseph O'Brien's Le Richebourg will be a red-hot favourite for the opening race of the 2017 Galway Festival, but the JP McManus-owned raider will face some notable opposition in the shape of the Willie Mullins-trained Nessun Dorma, and Henry de Bromhead's Twobeelucky in what should be a decent curtain-raiser.

17:20 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle (2m)
1. Le Richebourg - B Geraghty - J O'Brien - 4/9 Fav
2. Twobeelucky - A Lynch - H de Bromhead - 11/4
3. Aydoun - B Cooper - D Weld - 9/1
8 Ran

2018 Odds

Awaiting Odds........

2017 Racecard

No.RunnerDetailsOdds
1
Le Richebourg
Le Richebourg (FR)
B J Geraghty
J P O'Brien
4 yrs / 161 lbs
32-11

Plenty to spare in winning both starts over hurdles at Killarney, stable in terrific form

2
Nessun Dorma
Nessun Dorma (IRE)
R Walsh
W Mullins
4 yrs / 161 lbs
11

Has won both races over hurdles in good style, stable has won this three years in a row

3
Twobeelucky
Twobeelucky
A E Lynch
H De Bromhead
4 yrs / 161 lbs
11

Promising good-ground novice on evidence of impressive wins at Roscommon and Bellewstown

4
Father Mattie
Father Mattie (IRE)
E O'Connell
E O'Connell
4 yrs / 158 lbs
253-1

Deserved recent success in a maiden at Sligo, taking on several much superior rivals now

5
From Eden
From Eden (USA)
P T Enright
V O'Brien
4 yrs / 158 lbs
6551-3

Official rating off 116 leaves him with plenty to find with some of these opponents

6
Aydoun
Aydoun (IRE)
B Cooper
D Weld
4 yrs / 154 lbs

Inconsistent during light campaign on the Flat, lacks the advantage of hurdling experience

7
Storm Rising
Storm Rising (IRE)
D G Hogan
D Hogan
4 yrs / 154 lbs
7

First start over hurdles was reasonably encouraging, this company looks too demanding

8
Zauffaly
Zauffaly (FR)
C D Maxwell
J Larkin
4 yrs / 154 lbs
5

Placed in six of his 11 Flat starts, struggled on recent hurdling debut at Bellewstown

9
Bracklin Princess
Bracklin Princess (IRE)
P Corbett
T Cleary
4 yrs / 147 lbs
723-43

Looks capable of minor success over hurdles but faces very stiff task in this company

2016 Result

17:15 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle (2m)
1. Muthaza - R Walsh - W Mullins 1/6 Fav
2. Cable - P Townend - S Mahon 20/1
3. The Last Marju - M Walsh - D Cullen 25/1
8 Ran

2015 Result

17:15 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle (2m)
1. Bachasson - R Walsh - W Mullins 5/4 Fav
2. Zafayan - D Russell - D Weld 11/8
3. Neverushacon - R Power - J Harrington 8/1
8 Ran

2014 Result

17:10 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle (2m)
1. Mckinley - P Townend - W Mullins 7/1
2. Ridestan - D Hogan - D Hogan 12/1
3. Morga - D Condon - D McDonogh 3/1
8 Ran

2013 Result

17:10 Radissonhotelgalway.com & galwaybayhotel.com Novice Hurdle (2m)
1. Diplomat - R Walsh - D Weld 9/10 Fav
2. Sky Khan - A Nicol (7) - P Kirby 10/1
3. Honourable Emperor - D Condon - N Meade 22/1
13 Ran