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Galway Races, Day Three: Our expert tipsters mark your card at Ballybrit

Galvin can stamp class on Plate for all-conquering Elliott

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Flying finish: The JP McManus-owned Flying Scotsman is driven to a narrow victory by Wayne Lordan (second from left) in a thrilling climax to last night’s caulfieldindustrial.com handicap with In From The Cold (far right) finishing second, Layfayette (second from right) coming home third and Comfort Line on the rails back in fourth. Photo: Sportsfile

Flying finish: The JP McManus-owned Flying Scotsman is driven to a narrow victory by Wayne Lordan (second from left) in a thrilling climax to last night’s caulfieldindustrial.com handicap with In From The Cold (far right) finishing second, Layfayette (second from right) coming home third and Comfort Line on the rails back in fourth. Photo: Sportsfile

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Flying finish: The JP McManus-owned Flying Scotsman is driven to a narrow victory by Wayne Lordan (second from left) in a thrilling climax to last night’s caulfieldindustrial.com handicap with In From The Cold (far right) finishing second, Layfayette (second from right) coming home third and Comfort Line on the rails back in fourth. Photo: Sportsfile

It's a totally different Galway this summer with racing taking place behind closed doors amid Covid-19 but there may be a familiar scene at Ballybrit today with Gordon Elliott holding a strong hand as he eyes a fourth Plate success in five years.

Galvin is rock-solid at the head of the betting and may stamp his class on proceedings, but Elliott will have to get the better of his old sparring partner Willie Mullins, who has a strong team to his name, if the coveted prize is to return to his Cullentra yard in Meath once again.

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