Thursday 30 March 2017

Check out who the experts are tipping for Day One of the Galway Races

The experts have spoken ahead of the opening day of the Galway Races ' (File photo)
The experts have spoken ahead of the opening day of the Galway Races ' (File photo)

The Galway Races get underway this afternoon and our experts have revealed who they believe are likely to prevail in the opening day of the festival.

In total, there are seven races this afternoon and, after careful consideration,  our equine oracles have chosen their winners.

5.15 Radissonhotelgalway.com & Galwaybayhotel.com Novices' Hurdle 2m

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Muthaza

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Muthaza (Nap)

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Muthaza

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Muthaza

Niall Cronin (The Herald): Muthaza

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Muthaza

5.45 Easyfix Handicap Hurdle 2m

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Mysticaltou

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Stormey

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Camlann (nap)

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Dixie Highway

Niall Cronin (The Herald): Camlann

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Snake The Bucket

6.15 Claregalwayhotel.ie EBF Maiden 7f

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Courage Under Fire

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Right Honourable

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Right Honourable

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Right Honourable

Niall Cronin (The Herald): Right Honourable

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Right Honourable

6.50 Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap 7f

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Flowerhill Nova

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Camile (e/w)

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Siege of Boston

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Zebgrey

Niall Cronin (The Herald):Heartful

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Flowerhill Nova

7.20 Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders' Handicap 2m

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Roconga (nb)

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent):Weather Watch(e/w)

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Weather Watch

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Always Resolute

Niall Cronin (The Herald): Time to Inspire

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Time to Inspire

7.50 Eventus Handicap 1m 4f

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent): Baliyka

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Forcefull

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Motherland

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Motherland

Niall Cronin (The Herald): My Fantasea

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Baliyka

8.20 McGettigan's INH Flat Race 2m

Richard Forristal (Irish Independent):Sizing Knockeen (nap)

Wayne Bailey (Irish Independent): Bensachuine

Patrick Mullins ( Irish Independent): Robin Des Foret

Trav Corr (Irish Independent): Robin Des Foret 

Niall Cronin (The Herald): Sizing Knockeen

Katie Walsh (The Herald): Robin Des Foret

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