The Galway Plate

17:35 The Galway Plate 2018 (2m 6f)

Galway Plate Betting OddsBalko Des Flos will be one of the leading contenders for the 2017 Galway Plate, which takes centre stage on August 2, but there will be some notable rivals in the National Hunt feature with Shaneshill and the hat-trick-seeking Sandymount Duke taking their chance.

Last year's winner Lord Scoundrel could take his chance, as he aims to retain his crown, with the likes of Arbre De Vie, Slowmotion and Road To Riches adding more depth to a cracking showpiece.

17:35 The Galway Plate
1. Balko Des Flos - D Russell - H de Bromhead 6/1
2. Shaneshill - R Walsh - W Mullins 3/1 Fav
3. Slowmotion - J McGarvey - J O'Brien 14/1
4. A Toi Phil - B Cooper - G Elliott 9/1
22 Ran

2018 Galway Plate Odds

Awaiting Odds.........

2017 Racecard

No.RunnerDetails
1
Ballycasey
Ballycasey (IRE)
Mr P W Mullins
W Mullins
10 yrs / 164 lbs
3115-1

Latest win up there with his best form but top weight has to spell danger

2
Alelchi Inois
Alelchi Inois (FR)
B Hayes
W Mullins
9 yrs / 160 lbs
447PP-

Last year's runner-up but his 2017 form reads nothing like so well

3
Lord Scoundrel
Lord Scoundrel (IRE)
James Bowen
G Elliott
8 yrs / 160 lbs
1F230-

Won this 12 months ago but returns for his defence off an 11lb higher mark

4
Road To Riches
Road To Riches (IRE)
S W Flanagan
N Meade
10 yrs / 160 lbs
/P285-

Class act on his day but struggled for form since a bad fall in April of last year

5
Sandymount Duke
Sandymount Duke (IRE)
D E Mullins
Mrs J Harrington
8 yrs / 160 lbs
145-11

Never been in better form but ideally wants good ground, so needs rain to stay away

6
Rock The World
Rock The World (IRE)
B J Geraghty
Mrs J Harrington
9 yrs / 159 lbs
014-25

Classy at 2m but this trip a stretch for him and especially with rain about

7
Devils Bride
Devils Bride (IRE)
Ms L O'Neill
H De Bromhead
10 yrs / 158 lbs
5F-332

This distance just finds him out, as when fourth in this race 12 months ago

8
Sadler's Risk
Sadler's Risk (IRE)
A E Lynch
H De Bromhead
9 yrs / 157 lbs
144-38

Useful chaser but was no match for Sandymount Duke off levels two runs back

9
Shaneshill
Shaneshill (IRE)
R Walsh
W Mullins
8 yrs / 157 lbs
1P0-13

First chase start since his 2nd in the 2016 RSA; has been in good form this year hurdling

10
A Toi Phil
A Toi Phil (FR)
B Cooper
G Elliott
7 yrs / 153 lbs
15124-

Classy novice last season and bodes well that he's already won a big-field handicap

11
Balko Des Flos
Balko Des Flos (FR)
D N Russell
H De Bromhead
6 yrs / 150 lbs
133F3-

Not disgraced in Grade 1s before strong in the finish in a 2m5f handicap the last time

12
Arbre De Vie
Arbre De Vie (FR)
D J Mullins
W Mullins
7 yrs / 149 lbs
2UB2-7

Poor over hurdles last time but the highs of his chasing form bring him into the equation

13
Haymount
Haymount (IRE)
P Townend
W Mullins
8 yrs / 149 lbs
24337-

Stays 4m and could find a few too sharp over this trip round here

14
Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms (IRE)
J J Burke
D Weld
8 yrs / 147 lbs
/0540-

Yet to win over jumps for this yard and was beaten a fair way in this 12 months ago

15
Ballybolley
Ballybolley (IRE)
D Jacob
N Twiston-Davies
8 yrs / 146 lbs
341-3F

Going well when falling last time and has each-way claims should ground remain good

16
Slowmotion
Slowmotion (FR)
J S McGarvey
J P O'Brien
5 yrs / 146 lbs
11212-

Looked unlucky last time but career best needed and no 5yo has won since 1990

17
Marinero
Marinero (IRE)
J J Slevin
H De Bromhead
8 yrs / 145 lbs
4P-247

Five-time winner in all. but none of them handicaps and is only 1-13 over fences

18
Shanpallas
Shanpallas (IRE)
N P Madden
C Byrnes
9 yrs / 145 lbs
445-44

Fifth two years ago and this may have been the plan; rain not welcomed though

19
Vintage Vinnie
Vintage Vinnie (IRE)
J Moore
Miss R Curtis
8 yrs / 144 lbs
875-16

Patchy profile and everything fell into place when winning at Aintree on penultimate run

20
Deans Road
Deans Road (IRE)
D Meyler
H De Bromhead
8 yrs / 142 lbs
4128-1

Listowel winner two months ago and is 6lb higher now in a much deeper contest

21
Heron Heights
Heron Heights (IRE)
P T Enright
H De Bromhead
8 yrs / 142 lbs
6P3-0B

Should have run better off much lower hurdle mark before his early departure back chasing

22
Bentelimar
Bentelimar (IRE)
Rachael Blackmore
J R Barry
8 yrs / 141 lbs
33F-13

Fell in his only handicap over fences and was looking held at the time

23
Shadow Catcher
Shadow Catcher
A Ring
G Elliott
9 yrs / 141 lbs
248-25

Reserve; only 2-22 over fences but ran well to finish sixth in this 12 months ago

24
Sambremont
Sambremont (FR)

W Mullins
7 yrs / 140 lbs
2PPP-7

Reserve; pulled up final three outings of last season and also quiet on comeback run

25
On Fiddlers Green
On Fiddlers Green (IRE)

H De Bromhead
7 yrs / 140 lbs
2109-1

Reserve; recent Roscommon winner who would need respecting if getting a run

Past Winners