Lala stall worries McCreery
Published 26/07/2015 | 15:47
Willie McCreery fears the draw has compromised Ohh Lala's chances in the Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap at Galway on Monday.
The Clodovil filly is very much towards the outside in stall 13 after a maximum 15-runner field, plus three reserves, was declared for the seven-furlong contest.
"The trip and the ground are perfect for her, but we've a terrible draw," said the County Kildare trainer.
"It's going to be very difficult from there. If she jumps well and sits mid-division she will love the trip and everything.
"We won't win the race at the start but we could definitely lose it."
Ohh Lala was a winner over six furlongs at Cork in April and was sixth behind Have A Nice Day over this trip on her latest outing four weeks ago.
Heading the weights on 10st are Aidan O'Brien's lightly-raced maiden Cenotaph and Andrew Slattery's Sors, who was fifth to Ohh Lala at Cork.
Dermot Weld, the champion trainer at the Galway Festival, saddles Tadaany, while other interesting runners include Jim Bolger's Vitalized and the Tommy Stack-trained Love Rosie.