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Galway Festival: DOM’S NAP | Thursday’s Best Bet @ 6:15pm

Can John Hanlon’s mare secure victory at the Galway Festival on Thursday afternoon?

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Galway Festival: SKYACE | 6:15pm Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A) | Dom’s Pick
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The second day over the sticks takes place at the Galway Festival on Thursday and our team have selected our best bet of the day.

BNXFAJ Red Sign At The Galway Racecourse
Day four of the Galway Festival kickstarts at 4:35pm on Thursday afternoon

After an excellent campaign last season, Skyace is a huge price to cause an upset but is tempting enough given her form over this trip.

WATCH: SKYACE LANDS THE MARES NOVICE HURDLE AT FAIRYHOUSE AND BIDS FOR MORE GLORY AT THE GALWAY FESTIVAL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

She fell on her last start at Punchestown in the early stages but ran a career-best at Fairyhouse prior to that and was far from disgraced at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The drop back down to two miles doesn’t look an immediate negative for the dynamic sort who continues to surprise for John Hanlon since her switch from Willie Mullins’s Closutton stable.

Having finished third in a bumper at this track, she makes plenty of appeal off a mark of 135 which may still underestimate her and she’s the type to bounce back.

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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