Galway Festival Racing Tips 2013
Keep your eyes on this site because as the Festival approaches we shall be updating our Galway Festival 2011 tips and selections and will be providing you with regular pointers and background racehorse information.
There is so much information that flies around prior to the Galway Festival that is is difficult to keep ahead of the Galway Racing odds as they can often change rapidly. We will keep this page updated with relevant information for you to follow and consider. There will be much activity between now and the Festival so remember to monitor this page.
Galway Tips 2013 From Tom Lee
Tom Lee from Channel 4 Racing and RTE will be on course throughout the week at Galway for 2013 and we have him on board as we look for the very best tips on the business. Tom has built up a reputation as one of the very best tipsters in the business in recent years and he is here with us to help make it the most lucrative week possible for punters.
The Galway Festival Tips from Tom Lee will be available here throughout the week, punters wanting more information should also follow the link to get a more in depth view of his selections.
Tips From Tom Lee
Galway Races General Tips
- In the Maiden Flat Races First Time 2yo's struggle with the demands of the track and it is best to stick with horses with a race or two under their girths.
- High Drawn Horses usually are at an advantage in the big flat handicaps.
- Previous Racecourse form is an advantage.
- In the Big handicaps look for the unexposed horses
- Look for horses in the big handicaps carrying under 11stone.
Most of the information available is usually connected to the Galway Plate or the Galway Hurdle, and these two races also attract the very best in Galway Festival Free Bet Offers. Always check out the Galway Festival Bettingodds before making any bet
Galway Handicap Hurdle Tips
When deciding the outcome of the Galway Handicap Hurdle, punters should be aware of the following facts, trainers, Paul Nolan, John Kiely and Pat Hughes have saddled seven of the last eleven race winners and their representatives in this race must be respected.
There has been no favourite to win this in at least the last 11 years, the shortest odds winner in that time has been the 7/2 about Cloone River when he won in 2004. The 33/1 winner, More Rainbows in 2005 was a huge price as was Bahrain Storm in 2009, who won at odds of 25/1, however, generally the winners are usually 16/1 or less.
The ratings of horses has been a very good indicator and we suggest that you would be better off backing a horse with a rating of between 121-125. Finally, look to back horses with good recent form whether it be over hurdles or the flat.
Remember that three of the last five winners raced on the flat before taking on the hurdle. It is generally regarded to look for the winner of this race from the home ranks as overseas challenges have a poor record in this race.
Galway Plate Tips
When deciding who will win the Galway Plate the first thing possibly, to consider this year, are the raiders from across the water. The Galway Plate has become a race with rich pickings and it has attracted the attention of one or two of the UK's top stables. Indeed, the UK's top trainer, Paul Nicholls, sent over Oslot in 2008 who romped home with Ruby Walsh on board and that result could easily be repeated this year. The prize money is now over 250,000 Euros and that may mean an even bigger contingent from the UK.
There will be plenty of reports between now and the race itself of horses who have been specifically trained for the race, these reports should be noted and then considered against the ground on the day. Some horses love the mud, others don't but by and large at the Ballybrit course, the going has the word soft in its description. Dermot Weld will also have a runner or two in the race and he will be very keen to stop the Plate from going across the water again this year.
Look for horses that are just outside of their Novice Season; a number of recent winners have emerged from these ranks.
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