totesport have opened their books at the Galway Festival and make last year’s winner Overturn and Dirar the 8/1 joint-favs for the Hurdle whilst Paul Nicholls Rebel du Maquis is the 9/1 jolly for the Plate.
Dirar was sent off the well-backed 4/1 favourite for last years Guinness Galway Hurdle but could only finish third behind Overturn. However, Gordon Elliotts gelding then went on to turn the tables on his conqueror in the totesport Ebor and looks certain to be popular having had a light campaign since that victory.
Dirar couldnt quite manage to justify market support in last years Galway Hurdle but his only subsequent run over timber in the County Hurdle suggested he could still be well-treated in this sphere, said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
Nathaniel has been added to the King George market by totesport at 10/1 after connections admitted they were thinking of supplementing the St Leger favourite should the ground be suitable. Favourite St Nicholas Abbey has hardened at the head of the market to 5/4 (from 13/8) following significant support this afternoon.
thetote.com Galway Plate totesport bet: 9 Rebel Du Maquis, 10 Bahrain Storm, 12 Blazing Tempo, Dancing Tornado, Dr Whizz, Majestic Concorde, 14 Bideford Legend, Head Of The Posse, Invisible Man, Prince Erik, Psycho, 16 Ballyholland, Finger Onthe Pulse, Hampshire Express, Harolds Cross, Truckers Delight, Wise Old Owl, 20 Aigle dOr, Archie Boy, Captain Cee Bee, Carrigmartin, Classic Swain, Deutschland, Idarah, Lucky Wish, Muirhead, Sarteano, Schindlers Gold, Scotsirish, 25 bar.
Guinness Galway Hurdle totesport bet: 8 Dirar, Overturn, 10 Hidden Universe, Jack Cool, Plan A, 12 Gimlis Rock, Silverhand, The Real Article, Tornedo Shay, 14 Bahrain Storm, Captain Cee Bee, Oneeightofamile, Redera, Street Entertainer, Sublime Talent, 16 Action Master, Deutschland, Johnny McGeeney, Jumbo Rio, Oilily, Salute Him, Son Amix, 20 Cothrom Na Feinne, Gudnis Gracious Me, Inspector Clouseau, Laterly, Moon Dice, Silk Hall, Total Excitement, 25 bar.