Irish expert Fran Berry looks ahead to day two at Galway and highlights his best bets on the card.
1pt e.w. Draconid in 6.45 Galway at 6/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4)
1pt win Adapt To Dan in 7.15 Galway at 5/1 (General)
1pt e.w. Walking On Glass in 8.15 Galway at 10/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5)
Crowns Major is very interesting in the finale for the Emmet Mullins team but I can’t let WALKING ON GLASS go unbacked at 10/1.
He won this very race last year and was fourth in a previous renewal on his only two visits to the track. Admittedly this might be more competitive than in 2020 but he could well be a better horse coming here off the back of a wide-margin win at Kilbeggan over hurdles. He’d won his previous start over timber too at Punchestown only to lose it in the stewards’ room.
Clearly the track isn’t a problem, he loves going right-handed and he’s won on soft ground before which is another tick. He looks a solid each-way bet.
I like the chances of ADAPT TO DAN in division one of the Caulfield Industrial Handicap at 7.15. He was an impressive winner at Bellewstown two starts ago and looked unlucky turned out under a penalty at Fairyhouse next time when he got no run.
He never came off the bridle there and has the plum draw in stall one here. There’s loads of pace in this race so hopefully he can sit in the box seat and come through and pick them up. He’s been placed on testing ground and looks worth a bet today.
So is DRACONID in the caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap at 6.45.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge makes his handicap debut from a mark of 77 having possibly not got home over ten furlongs at the Curragh last time. He’s back at a mile today which will suit and getting nearly a stone from the favourite Baseman looks a solid each-way proposition.
Published at 1120 BST on 27/07/21
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