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A Memorabilis Galway afternoon


Dermot Weld’s Hightimeyouwon

Dermot Weld’s Hightimeyouwon

Dermot Weld’s Hightimeyouwon

All eyes will be on Princess Zoe in the big race at Galway this evening as Tony Mullins turns out his profitable German recruit quickly after a couple of highly impressive wins, including the big race here on Monday night.

This classy looking five-year-old has already defied the odds be making light work of a 17lbs rise in the weights to win off 83 but another 7lbs hike might just see her anchored this time around.

One wonders how she managed to lose on her first start for Mullins off a rating of 64 but that's long forgotten now and she has massive claims again.

She is, however, taken on in this with MEMORABILIS (5.15) for Wayne Lordan and Aidan O'Brien.

Having shed his maiden tag at Fairyhouse he was thought highly enough of to contest a Group Two at The Curragh last time but blinkers seemed to have the opposite effect of that desired and he blew his chance by running keen to finish a distant fourth.

These, however, are much calmer waters and with the blinkers removed this Galileo colt remains very dangerous and can win this evening.

The booking of young Gavin Ryan catches the eye on MAGIC CHEGAGA (4.15) in the It's Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Handicap.

Dermot Weld's daughter of Teofilo makes he handicap debut after two promising runs this season and could easily be well treated off 76.

Ryan is fantastic value too for his 5lbs and it does look as though Weld is using him just to make extra sure with this lad today.

Another Weld yard inmate who should come on a tonne for his seasonal debut is HIGHTIMEYOUWON (3.45) in the O'Leary Insurances Handicap.

On his first run in over a year he got his head in front at Naas last time, just holding on for pressure after an excellent ride from Oisin Orr.

Orr keeps the ride here this afternoon and we can expect plenty of improvement from this four-year-old gelding, who could actually run up a bit of sequence if placed well, and we know his trainer is a master of the Irish racing calendar.