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BLEU BERRY: 2018 Coral Cup victor current favourite for chase debut at Galway

Cheltenham Festival winner Bleu Berry heads the market for today’s Beginners Chase at Galway

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M848M3 Mark Walsh celebrates on Bleu Berry after winning the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle during Ladies Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Three previous Prestbury Park winners head the betting for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery Beginners Chase at Galway this evening, with former Coral Cup successor Bleu Berry the current favourite.

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Previous Ballymore hero City Island and Showcase hero Streets Of Doyen are also prominent figures in the market in an intriguing contest at Ballybrit ahead of the Galway Hurdle feature event.

WATCH: BLEU BERRY DENIES TOPOFTHEGAME IN THE 2018 CORAL CUP UNDER MARK WALSH [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Paul Townend, who won yesterday's Galway Plate, takes the ride aboard Willie Mullins' charge, who has appeared only twice since 2019.

Duel Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning pilot Paul Townend rides Bleu Berry at Galway this evening

The son of Special Kaldoun is now 10-years-old but won his most recent start at Punchestown after finishing in midfield at the same course earlier in May, and chases a sixth career success later today.

Mark Walsh, who steered both the aforementioned Closutton representative and Mark Brassil to their Gloucestershire wins, rides Joseph O'Brien's Speak Easy, who is owned by JP McManus.

WPG3WW Winning race horse head to the parade ring at the world famous Cheltenham festival. The Uk's premier National Hunt race meeting.
Mark Walsh was aboard both Bleu Berry and City Island (pictured) when they won at the Cheltenham Festival

15 horses in total go to post for the 5:10pm, with action on track starting 35 minutes before in the form of the Guinness Novice Hurdle.

Race odds, times and runners can be found here.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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