Galway Festival: SKYACE | 6:15pm Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A) | Dom’s Pick
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.
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.
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.